War and Memory in Lebanon (BOK)

Sune Haugbolle

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From 1975 to 1990, Lebanon endured one of the most protracted and bloody civil wars of the twentieth century. Sune Haugbolle's 2010 book chronicles the battle over ideas that emerged from the wreckage of that war. While the Lebanese state encouraged forgetfulness and political parties created sectarian interpretations of the war through cults of dead leaders, intellectuals and activists - inspired by the example of truth and reconciliation movements in different parts of the world - advanced the idea that confronting and remembering the war was necessary for political and cultural renewal. Through an analysis of different cultural productions - media, art, literature, film, posters, and architecture - the author shows how the recollection and reconstruction of political and sectarian violence that took place during the war have helped in Lebanon's healing process. He also shows how a willingness to confront the past influenced the popular uprising in Lebanon after the assassination of Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Sune Haugbolle
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521199025
Antall sider 278 Dimensjoner 16cm x 23,5cm x 2cm
Vekt 520 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, 21st century history: from c 2000 -, The arts: general issues, Military history, Middle Eastern history