Trauma, Memory and Transformation: Southeast Asian Experiences

Trauma, Memory and Transformation: Southeast Asian Experiences
Editor: Sharon A Bong
New Pb188 pp.
Subjects: Social Studies, Southeast Asia
Condition: Good
Publisher: SIRD
Published: 2014

Different forms of trauma affect many millions of people. Trauma also helps to shape individual and collective memories.

 This innovative book explores how traumatic occurrences and processes are remembered. Using examples from well-known events like the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia, the Indian Ocean tsunami in Aceh, and civil conflict in southern Thailand and Aceh, as well as the experiences of ‘comfort women’ in the Philippines, ethnic minority students and interreligious tensions in Malaysia, the contributors examine how people face, survive and make sense of the frictions and violence in their lives.

Embracing history, ethnography, textual analysis, storytelling and art, the multidisciplinary perspective enables a deeper understanding of both traumatic stress and the structures of memory.

 Trauma, Memory and Transformation also moves the discussion of traumatic memory away from paralysis and towards transformative action, in the ways that memories of catastrophe can be reimagined as forms of resistance or even peace.

 This original book will be essential reading for all those interested in the study of memory in the Southeast Asian context.

Sharon A. Bong is an associate professor in gender studies, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia.



• Erna Anjarwati

• Sharon A. Bong

• Tim Bunnell

• Flaudette May Datuin

• Sina Emde

• Farish A. Noor

• Michelle Ann Miller

• Christian Franklin Svensson


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  • Product Code: 9789670630229 – Trauma, Memory and Transformation: Southea
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Tags: Aceh, Art, Cambodia, Christian Franklin Svensson, Erna Anjarwati, Ethnography, Farish A Noor, Flaudette May Datuin, Genocide, Khmer Rouge, Malaysia, Michelle Ann Miller, Philippines, Sharon A Bong, Sina Emde, SIRD, Thailand, Tim Bunnell, Trauma, Tsunami, Violence