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Religion, violence, memory, and place

Author: Oren Baruch Stier; J Shawn Landres
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this groundbreaking collection, scholars of religious studies, sociology, history, and political science, as well as African, Caribbean, Jewish, and Native American studies, examine the religious memorialization of violent acts that are linked to particular sites. Supported by the essays gathered here, the editors argue that memory is essential to religion and, conversely, that religion is inherent in memory.  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Oren Baruch Stier; J Shawn Landres
ISBN: 0253347998 9780253347992 0253218640 9780253218643
OCLC Number: 70122483
Description: x, 280 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: The powers of place / Roger Friedland, Richard D. Hecht --
Witnessing the archive : in mourning / William Robert --
Memory, religion, and conflict at Auschwitz : a manifesto / Jonathan Webber --
Wounded Knee : site of resistance and recovery / Michelene E. Pesantubbee --
Walking the way of the cross : German places, church traditions, and Holocaust memories / Tania Oldenhage --
Finding a place past night : Armenian genocidal memory in diaspora / Flora A. Keshgegian --
Vehicles of memory : the Enola Gay and the streetcars of Hiroshima / James H. Foard --
Religion, memory, and violence in Rwanda / Timothy Longman, Théoneste Rutagengwa --
In the name of Mary : sacred space, sacred property, and absolution of past sins / Juan A. Herrero Brasas --
Remembering genocide : gender representation and the objectification of Jewish women at Majdanek / Janet Liebman Jacobs --
Indigenous traditions, alien abductions : Creolized and globalized memory in South Africa / David Chidester --
Vodou, water, and exile : symbolizing spirit and pain in Port-au-Prince / Terry Rey --
The stages of memory at Ground Zero / James E. Young --
Postscript : A grim geography of remembrance / Edward T. Linenthal.
Responsibility: edited by Oren Baruch Stier and J. Shawn Landres.
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Sites of violence often provoke conflicts over memorialization, and those conflicts provide insight into the construction and use of memory as a means of achieving public recognition of past wrongs.  Read more...

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