By Heonik Kwon,Drew Faust
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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After the Massacre: Commemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai (Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes) by Heonik Kwon,Drew Faust