Terrain of Memory

Terrain of Memory

A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project

Book - 2011
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Univ of Washington Pr

For communities who have been the target of political violence, the after-effects can haunt what remains of their families, their communities, and the societies in which they live. Terrain of Memory tells the story of the Japanese Canadian elders who built a memorial in New Denver, British Columbia, to transform a site of political violence into a space for remembrance. The book shows how collectively excavating painful memories can contribute to building relations across social and intergenerational divides. Those seeking a deeper understanding of the potential of memorial projects in transforming the damaging effects of human rights abuses should read this compelling account of community building and social justice.

Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2011
Description: xiv, 293 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780774817721
Branch Call Number: 305.8956 McA


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