By Heonik Kwon,Drew Faust
Based on a close research of neighborhood heritage and ethical practices, After the bloodbath focuses at the specific context of family lifestyles within which the Vietnamese villagers have interaction with their ancestors on one hand and the ghosts of tragic dying 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 brought on it. He highlights the aesthetics of Vietnamese commemorative rituals and the morality in their sensible activities to disencumber the spirits from their grievous historical past of loss of life. the writer brings those very important practices right into a severe discussion with dominant sociological theories of dying 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