By Heonik Kwon,Drew Faust

ISBN-10: 0520247965

ISBN-13: 9780520247963

ISBN-10: 0520247973

ISBN-13: 9780520247970

notwithstanding a iteration has handed because the bloodbath of civilians at My Lai, the legacy of this tragedy maintains to reverberate all through Vietnam and the remainder of the area. This engrossing examine considers how Vietnamese villagers in My Lai and Ha My—a village the place South Korean troops dedicated an both appalling, notwithstanding much less famous, bloodbath of unarmed civilians—assimilate the disaster of those mass deaths into their daily ritual life.

Based on an in depth research of neighborhood background and ethical practices, After the bloodbath focuses at the specific context of household existence during which the Vietnamese villagers engage 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 in regards to the background of mass violence and the worldwide bipolar politics that prompted it. He highlights the aesthetics of Vietnamese commemorative rituals and the morality in their useful activities to disencumber the spirits from their grievous historical past of demise. the writer brings those vital practices right into a serious discussion with dominant sociological theories of demise and symbolic transformation.

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