By Maria Six-Hohenbalken, Nerina Weiss
Violence Expressed explores the varied expressions and manifestations during which the that means of violent reviews and occasions is (re)produced. As language on my own doesn't continuously suffice for the outline of violence, this publication focuses not just at the verbal and discursive expressions of violence, but in addition at the performative acts, fabric tradition and the areas that represent those expressions. Such an procedure presents a style of extra comprehensively registering and knowing the manifestations and long-lasting results of violence, while exploring violence either as an severe subjective adventure, and the 'ultimate truth', therefore overcoming a typical epistemological antagonism in gaining knowledge of violence. supplying quite a few analytical ways and methodological views, "Violence Expressed" offers the most recent empirical experiences, starting from the 'everyday' violence skilled via young ones, tales of rape, social reminiscence and the discrepancy among inner most and public narratives, to rumours and silences or the iconography of violence. A compelling contribution to ongoing discussions on anthropological writing, this e-book can be of curiosity to anthropologists and social scientists engaged on violence, gender, collective representations and reminiscence.
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His older sister tried as best she could to take care of him, and so did his little sister. They lived without adequate food, clothing and shelter. Most of his relatives also had family members either dying or hospitalized. Sam’s mother stayed at the hospital for three years. When she returned to the village Sam had already been sent away to boarding school. By the time he returned home from school that summer, she had died. His father never returned from the hospital. Sam presumed that he too had died.
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In the northern highlands the country’s predominantly agricultural economy was largely organized along lines of tribal affiliation and kin loyalty, and powerful groups of chiefs and the former ruling theocratic elite had often locally more influence than the distant central government of a relatively weak state. My fieldwork took place more than a decade after the end of a civil war that had introduced the transition towards a first republican phase, but several years before the end of the Cold War and the ensuing Soviet withdrawal from southern Arabia and East Africa (1989–1991).