Warped Mourning

Author: Alexander Etkind
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804785538
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After Stalin's death in 1953, the Soviet Union dismantled the enormous system of terror and torture that he had created. But there has never been any Russian ban on former party functionaries, nor any external authority to dispense justice. Memorials to the Soviet victims are inadequate, and their families have received no significant compensation. This book's premise is that late Soviet and post-Soviet culture, haunted by its past, has produced a unique set of memorial practices. More than twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia remains "the land of the unburied": the events of the mid-twentieth century are still very much alive, and still contentious. Alexander Etkind shows how post-Soviet Russia has turned the painful process of mastering the past into an important part of its political present.

Museums Of Communism

Author: Stephen M. Norris
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253050316
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How did communities come to terms with the collapse of communism? In order to guide the wider narrative, many former communist countries constructed museums dedicated to chronicling their experiences. Museums of Communism explores the complicated intersection of history, commemoration, and victimization made evident in these museums constructed after 1991. While contributors from a diverse range of fields explore various museums and include nearly 90 photographs, a common denominator emerges: rather than focusing on artifacts and historical documents, these museums often privilege memories and stories. In doing so, the museums shift attention from experiences of guilt or collaboration to narratives of shared victimization under communist rule. As editor Stephen M. Norris demonstrates, these museums are often problematic at best and revisionist at worst. From occupation museums in the Baltic States to memorial museums in Ukraine, former secret police prisons in Romania, and nostalgic museums of everyday life in Russia, the sites considered offer new ways of understanding the challenges of separating memory and myth.

Right To Mourn

Author: Suhi Choi
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ISBN: 019085524X
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In the highly politicized memory space of postwar South Korea, many families have been deprived of their right to mourn loved ones lost in the Korean War. Only since the 1990s has the government begun to acknowledge the atrocities committed by South Korean and American troops that resulted inlarge numbers of civilian casualties. The Truth and Reconciliation Committee, new laws honoring victims, and construction of monuments and memorials have finally opened public spaces for mourning. In Right to Mourn, Suhi Choi explores this new context of remembering in which memories that have longbeen private are brought into official sites. As the generation that once carried these memories fades away, Choi poses an increasingly critical question: can a memorial communicate trauma and facilitate mourning?Through careful examination of recently built Korean War memorials (the Jeju April 3 Peace Park, the Memorial for the Gurye Victims of Yosun Killings, and the No Gun Ri Peace Park), Right to Mourn provokes readers to look at the nearly seven-decade-old war within the most updated context, and showshow suppressed trauma manifests at the transient interactions among bodies, objects, and rituals at the sites of these memorials.

The Fate Of The New Man

Author: Claire McCallum
Editor: Northern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 1501757733
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Between 1945 and 1965, the catastrophe of war--and the social and political changes it brought in its wake--had a major impact on the construction of the Soviet masculine ideal. Drawing upon a wide range of visual material, The Fate of the New Man traces the dramatic changes in the representation of the Soviet man in the postwar period. It focuses on the two identities that came to dominate such depictions in the two decades after the end of the war: the Soviet man's previous role as a soldier and his new role in the home once the war was over. In this compelling study, Claire McCallum focuses on the reconceptualization of military heroism after the war, the representation of contentious subjects such as the war-damaged body and bereavement, and postwar changes to the depiction of the Soviet man as father. McCallum shows that it was the Second World War, rather than the process of de-Stalinization, that had the greatest impact on the masculine ideal, proving that even under the constraints of Socialist Realism, the physical and emotional devastation caused by the war was too great to go unacknowledged. The Fate of the New Man makes an important contribution to Soviet masculinity studies. McCallum's research also contributes to broader debates surrounding the impact of Stalin's death on Soviet society and on the nature of the subsequent Thaw, as well as to those concerning the relationship between Soviet culture and the realities of Soviet life. This fascinating study will appeal to scholars and students of Soviet history, masculinity studies, and visual culture studies.

The Red Mirror

Author: Gulnaz Sharafutdinova
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0197502938
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What explains Putin's enduring popularity in Russia? In The Red Mirror, Gulnaz Sharafutdinova uses social identity theory to explain Putin's leadership. The main source of Putin's political influence, she finds, lies in how he articulates the shared collective perspective that unites many Russian citizens. Under his tenure, the Kremlin's media machine has tapped into powerful group emotions of shame and humiliation--derived from the Soviet transition in the 1990s--and has politicized national identity to transform these emotions into pride and patriotism. Culminating with the annexation of Crimea in 2014, this strategy of national identity politics is still the essence of Putin's leadership in Russia. But victimhood-based consolidation is also leading the country down the path of political confrontation and economic stagnation. To enable a cultural, social, and political revival in Russia, Sharafutdinova argues, political elites must instead focus on more constructively conceived ideas about the country's future. Integrating methods from history, political science, and social psychology, The Red Mirror offers the clearest picture yet of how the nation's majoritarian identity politics are playing out.

The Mourning Of Israel A Sermon Preached In The Chapel Royal St James S 1852 On Occasion Of The Funeral Of The Duke Of Wellington

Author: Charles James Blomfield
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The Household Encyclop Dia Or Family Dictionary Of Everything Connected With Housekeeping And Domestic Medicine By An Association Of Heads Of Families And Men Of Science

Author: Household encyclopaedia
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Warped

Author: John Garth
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Understanding Bereavement And Grief

Author: Norman Linzer
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Good Housekeeping

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The Journal Of The Polynesian Society

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Journal Of The Polynesian Society

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On Mourning

Author: William Watkin
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On Mourning confronts the issue of loss and its commemoration in contemporary writing.

Mourning Mitzvah

Author: Anne Brener
Editor: Jewish Lights Publishing
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Offers exercises designed to help the mourner identify his or her feelings and come to terms with them, and discusses each step in the traditional Jewish mourning process

Mourning Becomes Argentina

Author: George Sava
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Awake For Mourning

Author: Bernard Kops
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The Mourning Liberation Process

Author: George H. Pollock
Editor: International Universities PressInc
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Seven Days Of Mourning

Author: Lazarre Seymour Simckes
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Mourning Has Broken

Author: Carmella B'Hahn
Editor: Crucible Publishers (UK)
ISBN: 9781902733050
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This book is about transformation through adversity. It is for anyone feeling tested by life, especially those struggling with grief from any cause or working in the fields of healing, counselling, or bereavement. It is a book full of riveting stories from those who have broken through rather than broken down, stories that lighten the spirit and offer a collective blueprint for human potential in the face of difficulty. Author Carmella BHahn speaks from a place of deep personal experience. Her five-year-old son, Benjaya, drowned in a river in England in 1992 -- an event that subsequently became her greatest teacher. In 1997, she began a quest to determine whether those who face traumatic challenges in life have the greatest opportunity to wake up from automatic pilot and discover their innate resilience. By interviewing people who have experienced and healed from the effects of major adversity, she sought to discover what keys allow us to thrive rather than just survive. Interviewees whose healing stories appear in the book, include Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Hafsat Abiola, whose parents were both assassinated in Nigeria for fighting for democracy, Cambodian and Bosnian children of war, individuals who have faced AIDS, cancer, a car crash, a house fire, divorce, death of a child, suicide of loved ones, a fireman who worked in the heart of the rubble on September 11th in New York City, and many more. The personal stories, which represent people from different ethnicities, economic levels, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and disabilities, take people on a voyage of discovery, inspiring new perspectives on traumatic events and offering practical keys to effective living. After each section of the book, there are questions and reflections to help readers internalize the content of the book in a real and self-revealing manner.