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The Resource Out of war : violence, trauma, and the political imagination in Sierra Leone, Mariane C. Ferme

Out of war : violence, trauma, and the political imagination in Sierra Leone, Mariane C. Ferme

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Out of war : violence, trauma, and the political imagination in Sierra Leone
Title
Out of war
Title remainder
violence, trauma, and the political imagination in Sierra Leone
Statement of responsibility
Mariane C. Ferme
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Out of War draws on author Mariane C. Ferme's three decades of ethnographic engagements to examine the after-effects of the harms of a civil war, the legacy of which is experienced in both physical and psychological ways. Ferme examines the relationship among violence, temporality, trauma, and forms of knowledge. She also puts an emphasis on "war times"--The different qualities of temporality. She considers the persistence of pre-colonial and colonial figures of sovereignty re-elaborated in the context of war, and the circulation of rumors and neologisms that freeze in time as collective anxieties (or "chronotopes"). Above and beyond the expected traumas of war, Ferme explores the breaks in the intergenerational transmission of techniques of farming and hunting knowledge, and the lethal effects of remembering experienced traumas and of forgetting local knowledge. In the context of massive population displacements and humanitarian interventions, this ethnography traces strategies of survival and material dwelling, and the juridical creation of new figures of victimhood, where colonial and postcolonial legacies are reinscribed in neoliberal projects of decentralization and individuation"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferme, Mariane C.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil War (Sierra Leone : 1991-2002)
  • Sierra Leone
  • War
  • War
  • Sierra Leone
  • HISTORY / Africa / General
Label
Out of war : violence, trauma, and the political imagination in Sierra Leone, Mariane C. Ferme
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : war times and forms of life -- Belatedness : vision, writing, and the labor of time -- Chronotope 1 : prefiguring shifting alliances-the sobel -- War time rumors : Red Cross as rebel cross and other figures of the collective imagination -- Chronotope 2 : numbers, examples, and exceptions -- Hunters, warriors, and their technologies -- Sitting on land : the political and symbolic economy of chieftancy in contemporary Sierra Leone -- Refugees and diasporic publics : the territorial state reconfigured -- Child soldiers and contested imaginary of community in post-conflict Sierra Leone -- Forced marriage and sexual enslavement : debating consent, custom, and law at the special court for Sierra Leone -- Inscriptions on the wall : Chinese material traces in Sierra Leone -- Conclusion : surviving and moving on-ephemeral returns
Control code
975110798
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780520294387
Lccn
2017041374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028430805
System control number
(OCoLC)975110798
Label
Out of war : violence, trauma, and the political imagination in Sierra Leone, Mariane C. Ferme
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : war times and forms of life -- Belatedness : vision, writing, and the labor of time -- Chronotope 1 : prefiguring shifting alliances-the sobel -- War time rumors : Red Cross as rebel cross and other figures of the collective imagination -- Chronotope 2 : numbers, examples, and exceptions -- Hunters, warriors, and their technologies -- Sitting on land : the political and symbolic economy of chieftancy in contemporary Sierra Leone -- Refugees and diasporic publics : the territorial state reconfigured -- Child soldiers and contested imaginary of community in post-conflict Sierra Leone -- Forced marriage and sexual enslavement : debating consent, custom, and law at the special court for Sierra Leone -- Inscriptions on the wall : Chinese material traces in Sierra Leone -- Conclusion : surviving and moving on-ephemeral returns
Control code
975110798
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780520294387
Lccn
2017041374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028430805
System control number
(OCoLC)975110798

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