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Haugbolle, Sune, 1976-
War and memory in Lebanon / Sune Haugbolle
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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 3rd Floor  DS87.5 .H384 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Lebanon -- History -- Civil War, 1975-1990 -- Influence
Subject(s) Collective memory -- Lebanon
Memory -- Social aspects -- Lebanon
War and society -- Lebanon
Subject Lebanon -- Social conditions
Lebanon -- Intellectual life
Lebanon -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Physical Description xiii, 260 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Summary "From 1975 to 1990, Lebanon endured one of the most protracted and bloody civil wars of the twentieth century. Sune Haugbolle's timely and often poignant book chronicles the battle over ideas that emerged from the wreckage of that war. While the Lebanese state encouraged forgetfulness and political parties created sectarian interpretations of the war through cults of dead leaders, intellectuals and activists--inspired by the example of truth and reconciliation movements in different parts of the world--advanced the idea that confronting and remembering the war was necessary for political and cultural renewal. Through an analysis of different cultural productions--media, art, literature, film, posters, and architecture--the author shows how the recollection and reconstruction of political and sectarian violence that took place during the war have helped in Lebanon's healing process. He also shows how a willingness to confront the past influenced the popular uprising in Lebanon after the assassination of Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri"--Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-253) and index
Contents Prologue: A hiatus of history -- Remembering a war of selves and others -- Culture, politics, civil war -- Discourses on amnesia and reconstruction : memory in the 1990s -- Nostalgias -- Inside violence -- Sectarian memory cultures -- Truth telling in the Independence Intifada
Series Cambridge Middle East studies ; 34

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