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Out of War : Violence, Trauma, and the Political Imagination in Sierra Leone / Mariane C. Ferme.

Author/Creator:
Ferme, Mariane C., author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (336 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
War -- Psychological aspects.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Out of War draws on Mariane C. Ferme's three decades of ethnographic engagements to examine the physical and psychological aftereffects of the harms of Sierra Leone's civil war. Ferme analyzes the relationship between violence, trauma, and the political imagination, focusing on "war times"-the different qualities of temporality arising from war. She considers the persistence of precolonial and colonial figures of sovereignty re-elaborated in the context of war, and the circulation of rumors and neologisms that freeze in time collective anxieties linked to particular phases of the conflict (or "chronotopes"). Beyond the expected traumas of war, Ferme explores the breaks in the intergenerational transmission of farming and hunting techniques, and the lethal effects of remembering experienced traumas and forgetting local knowledge. In the context of massive population displacements and humanitarian interventions, this ethnography traces strategies of survival and material dwelling, and the juridical creation of new figures of victimhood, where colonial and postcolonial legacies are reinscribed in neoliberal projects of decentralization and individuation.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Belatedness
Chronotope 1: Prefiguring Shifting Alliances-The Sobel
2. Wartime Rumors
Chronotope 2: Numbers, Examples, and Exceptions
3. Hunters, Warriors, and Their Technologies
4. Sitting on the Land
5. Refugees and Diasporic Publics
6. Child Soldiers and the Contested Imaginary of Community after War
7. Forced Marriage and Sexual Enslavement
8. Inscriptions on the Wall
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Dez 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520967526
OCLC:
1003489580
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520967526 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.