Geographies of Perpetration

ebook Re-Signifying Cultural Narratives of Mass Violence · Signaturen der Gewalt / Signatures of Violence

By Brigitte E. Jirku

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This volume maps cultural representations of Mass Violence from the perpetrators' perspective. It analyzes spaces where political crimes have been committed and how these places have undergone successive resemanticization in collective memories. The chapters comparatively examine scenes of Mass Violence carried out in very diverse regions of the globe, from the Third Reich to the Argentinian Dictatorship, from the Gulag to Francoist Spain, from the Cambodian genocide to terrorism. They explore, from a "cultural" point of view, how the events have been represented, i.e. visualized and narrated, and how the crime scenes have been reappropriated for the sake of memory, mourning, and prevention, in accordance with political, social, and ideological frameworks.

Geographies of Perpetration