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Milieus of ReMemory

Relationalities of Violence, Trauma, and Voice

Author(s): Norman Saadi Nikro

Book Description

Milieus of ReMemory concentrates on how people in Lebanon situate and work on memories of violence and trauma, as well as exchanges of voice. Developing a critical phenomenology of social material practices, a relational notion of community and subjectivity outlines thematic discussions of intergenerational memory, gender, temporality, and transactions between personal and public memory. While emphasizing conduits and channels by which material and imaginary resources circulate as differential circuits of power and authority, the book focuses on how memory activism and memory projects constitute emergent milieus of social exchange and ethical responsibility to self and circumstance, to both publics and political cultures.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2299-2
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2299-7
Date of Publication: 01/03/2019
Pages / Size: 207 / A5
Price: £61.99


Norman Saadi Nikro is a Research Fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin. He studied critical theory and cultural studies in Sydney, and completed his doctoral studies in 1998. From 2001 to 2007, he was Assistant Professor in the Humanities Faculty at Notre Dame University, Lebanon. He teaches in the Department of English Literature and Cultural Studies at Potsdam University, Germany, where he gained his Habilitation degree in 2013. At Leibniz-ZMO, he is a member of the Trajectories of Lives and Knowledge research group, and is undertaking research for a book on the biographical impulses in the work of Edward Said. He is the author of The Fragmenting Force of Memory: Self, Literary Style, and Civil War in Lebanon (2012).