By Heonik Kwon,Drew Faust
Based on a close examine of neighborhood heritage and ethical practices, After the bloodbath focuses at the specific context of family existence within which the Vietnamese villagers engage with their ancestors on one hand and the ghosts of tragic demise at the different. Heonik Kwon explains what intimate ritual activities can let us know in regards to the historical past of mass violence and the worldwide bipolar politics that prompted it. He highlights the aesthetics of Vietnamese commemorative rituals and the morality in their sensible activities to disencumber the spirits from their grievous background of loss of life. the writer brings those very important practices right into a serious discussion with dominant sociological theories of demise and symbolic transformation.
Read or Download After the Massacre: Commemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai (Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes) PDF
Similar customs & traditions books
Latino delicacies has continuously been part of American foodways, however the fresh development of a various Latino inhabitants within the kind of documented and undocumented immigrants, refugees, and exiles has given upward push to a pan-Latino foodstuff phenomenon. those a number of meals cultures within the usa are expertly overviewed the following jointly extensive for the 1st time.
Can one clarify the ability of worldwide capitalism with out attributing to capital a good judgment and coherence it doesn't have? Can one account for the powers of techno-science in phrases that don't in simple terms reproduce its personal realizing of the realm? Rule of specialists examines those questions via a sequence of interrelated essays inquisitive about Egypt within the 20th century.
A must-read for someone drawn to Muslim cultures, this quantity not just explores Muslim identities throughout the lens of sexuality and gender - their historic and modern adjustments and native and worldwide articulations - but in addition interrogates our figuring out of what constitutes a ’Muslim’ identification in chosen Muslim-majority nations at this pivotal ancient second, characterised via transformative destabilizations during which nationwide, ethnic, and spiritual limitations are being re-imagined and re-made.
One obvious lacuna in stories of Haitian Vodou is the shortage of works exploring the relationship among the faith and its major roots, conventional Yoruba faith. Discussions of Vodou quite often appear to current the faith in vacuo, as a sui generis phenomenon that arose in Saint-Domingue and developed in Haiti, without antecedents.
- Arguments and Icons: Divergent Modes of Religiosity
- Handbook of Chinese Popular Culture
- The Jewish Life Cycle: Rites of Passage from Biblical to Modern Times (Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies)
- My Korean Identity and Quest for Understanding: Essays by Korean Youth around the World (Korean Youth Studies Book 1)
Additional resources for After the Massacre: Commemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai (Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes)