Cultures under Siege
Collective Violence and Trauma
Edited by Antonius C. G. M. Robben Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco
Series edited by Naomi Quinn
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Cultures under Siege by Antonius C. G. M. Robben
Book DescriptionCollective violence changes the perpetrators, the victims, and the societies in which it occurs. It targets the body, the psyche, and the socio-cultural order. How do people come to terms with these tragic events, and how are cultures affected by massive outbreaks of violence? This book is a groundbreaking collection of essays by anthropologists, psychologists and psychoanalysts, drawing on field research in many different parts of the world. Profiting from an interdisciplinary dialogue, the authors provide provocative, at times deeply troubling, insights into the darker side of humanity, and they also propose new ways of understanding the terrible things that people are capable of doing to each other.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521780261
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Antonius C. G. M. Robben
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This text provides readers with a broad overview of the range and complexity of fieldwork in anthropology. The updated selections offer insight into the ethnographer's experience of gathering and analyzing data, and a richer understanding of the conflicts, hazards and ethical challenges of pursuing fieldwork around the globe.
Death, Mourning, and Burial, Hardback (November 2004)
In Death, Mourning, and Burial, an indispensable introduction to the anthropology of death, readers will find a rich selection of some of the finest ethnographic work on this fascinating topic.
Cultures Under Siege, Paperback (September 2000)
Interdisciplinary study of collective violence offering insights into darker side of humanity.
Fieldwork Under Fire, Paperback (January 1996)» View all books by Antonius C. G. M. Robben
This collection of essays is written by anthropologists who have experienced the unpredictability and trauma of political violence firsthand. The book uses theoretical, ethnographic and methodological points of view to illuminate the processes and solutions characterizing life in dangerous places.
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