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Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery

Veena Das, Arthur Kleinman, and Margaret Lock


This book completes a triptych of volumes on social suffering, violence, and recovery. Social Suffering, the first volume, deals with sources and major forms of social adversity, with an emphasis on political violence. The second, Violence and Subjectivity, contains graphic accounts of how collective experience of violence can alter individual subjectivity. This third volume explores the ways communities “cope” with—endure, work through, break apart under, transcend—traumatic and other more insidious forms of violence, addressing the effects of violence at the level of local worlds, interperso ... More

Keywords: suffering, violence, recovery, social adversity, individual subjectivity, communities, interpersonal relations, public sphere, comparative ethnographies, healing

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520223295
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520223295.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Veena Das, author

Arthur Kleinman, author

Margaret Lock, author

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