By Heonik Kwon,Drew Faust
Based on a close examine of neighborhood historical past and ethical practices, After the bloodbath focuses at the specific context of family existence within which the Vietnamese villagers have interaction with their ancestors on one hand and the ghosts of tragic loss of life at the different. Heonik Kwon explains what intimate ritual activities can let us know concerning the heritage of mass violence and the worldwide bipolar politics that brought on it. He highlights the aesthetics of Vietnamese commemorative rituals and the morality in their functional activities to disencumber the spirits from their grievous heritage of dying. the writer brings those very important practices right into a serious discussion with dominant sociological theories of dying and symbolic transformation.
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After the Massacre: Commemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai (Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes) by Heonik Kwon,Drew Faust