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Synopsis:

By combining personal memoir and critical analysis, Lori Amy links the violence we live in our homes to the violence that structures our larger culture. The Wars We Inherit brings insights from memory and trauma studies to the story of violence in the author’s own family.

 

In this brave, fascinating and compelling book,  Amy concerns herself with the violence associated with the military, and how this institution of public, cultural violence, with its hypermasculinity, pervades society with physical, verbal, emotional and sexual aggression. She uses her war-veteran father to represent the chaotic and dehumanizing impact of war to show how violence is experienced and remembered.

 

Amy provides examples that support the relationship between military structures and domestic violence, or how the sexual violence that permeates her family prompts debates about the nature of trauma and memory. In addition, Amy employs feminist psychoanalytic theory, cultural and trauma studies, and narrative theory, to explain how torture in Abu Ghraib is on a direct continuum with the ordinary violence inherent in our current systems of gender and nation.

 

Placing individual experience in cultural context, Amy argues that “if we can begin, in our own lives, to transform the destructive ways that we have been shaped by violence, then we might begin to transform the cultural conditions that breed violence.”

About the Author

Lori Amy is Associate Professor in the Department of Writing and Linguistics and Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Georgia Southern University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 

1. Introduction 

2. Frank and Sally 

3.The Hole Things Fall Into 

4. Forgetting and Re-membering Interlude I: On the Event without a Witness 

5. Re-membering II Interlude II : On Bearing Witness 

6. If I Should Die before I Wake Interlude III : On Bearing Witness to the Process of Witnessing 

7. The Pasts We Repeat I: Margaret Interlude IV : The Uncanny Return 

8. The Pasts We Repeat II : Jenny 

9. If Our First Language Is the Silence of Complicity, How Do We Learn to Speak? 

10. The Work of War Interlude V: On the Violence of Nations in the Violence of Homes 

11. Toward Re-membering a Future 

12. The Work of Love 

13. Conclusion 

References 

Web Sites 

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592139613
Author:
Amy, Lori E
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Author:
Amy, Lori E.
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
Sociology-Violence in Society
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.6 in

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By combining personal memoir and critical analysis, Lori Amy links the violence we live in our homes to the violence that structures our larger culture. The Wars We Inherit brings insights from memory and trauma studies to the story of violence in the author’s own family.

 

In this brave, fascinating and compelling book,  Amy concerns herself with the violence associated with the military, and how this institution of public, cultural violence, with its hypermasculinity, pervades society with physical, verbal, emotional and sexual aggression. She uses her war-veteran father to represent the chaotic and dehumanizing impact of war to show how violence is experienced and remembered.

 

Amy provides examples that support the relationship between military structures and domestic violence, or how the sexual violence that permeates her family prompts debates about the nature of trauma and memory. In addition, Amy employs feminist psychoanalytic theory, cultural and trauma studies, and narrative theory, to explain how torture in Abu Ghraib is on a direct continuum with the ordinary violence inherent in our current systems of gender and nation.

 

Placing individual experience in cultural context, Amy argues that “if we can begin, in our own lives, to transform the destructive ways that we have been shaped by violence, then we might begin to transform the cultural conditions that breed violence.”

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