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..". constitutes an important and much needed intervention on the themes of memory and violence in Middle East studies." --Lisa Hajjar, University of California, Santa BarbaraThe Middle East and North Africa form a region united by a common history of armed conflict and repeated international efforts at producing a lasting peace. This interdisciplinary collection explores..". constitutes an important and much needed intervention on the themes of memory and violence in Middle East studies." --Lisa Hajjar, University of California, Santa BarbaraThe Middle East and North Africa form a region united by a common history of armed conflict and repeated international efforts at producing a lasting peace. This interdisciplinary collection explores the connections between memories of past violence and the violence of present memories, the context for all contemporary efforts at conflict resolution and reconciliation. The contributors examine the 1954-1962 Franco-Algerian war, the 1975-1991 Lebanese civil war, and the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict as interconnected struggles that outline national polities, infranational fractures, and transnational political connections. Insofar as national unity has been constructed on the contested claims of sacrifice and martyrdom, the legacy of violence has remained inscribed at the heart of political identity. The case studies point to the failure of current attempts to officially forget past conflicts, at the same time indicating local successes in commemorative actions that forge at least partial peaces between individuals and groups....

Title : Memory and Violence in the Middle East and North Africa
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ISBN : 9780253217981
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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  • Nathan
    2018-09-17 18:29

    This is some depressing Shit. But it is a very interesting book if you can get throught the anthropology gobbldey-gook language. But Seriously, a very unique take on the process of memory-formation in the middle east. In a place so strife with political and religious violence, people use memory to create a platform for subversion of the daily traumas that they are forced to endure. It works in a similar way to forms of folklore that allow for a critique on the ruling powers.Im reading it for my SR Seminar which is all about memory. One of the most thought provoking classes Ive ever taken.