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The Spirit of Mourning: History, Memory and the Body
How is the memory of traumatic events, such as genocide and torture, inscribed within human bodies? In this book, Paul Connerton discusses social and cultural memory by looking at the role of mourning in the production of histories and the reticence of silence across many different cultures. In particular he looks at how memory is conveyed in gesture, bodily posture, speec ...more
Hardcover, 178 pages
Published September 29th 2011 by Cambridge University Press
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