Dealing with Painful Memories and Violent Pasts. Towards a Framework for Contextual Understanding

TitleDealing with Painful Memories and Violent Pasts. Towards a Framework for Contextual Understanding
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsHamber, B
Book TitleBerghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation
PublisherBerghof Foundation
CityBerlin
Abstract

Reflects on the role of different approaches for dealing with painful memories and violent pasts. The author explores how different dimensions – interpersonal and intergroup relations, memories and identities at the individual and collective level – relate to one another. He also addresses how one can constructively address victim identities and cultures of victimhood that may stem from painful or traumatic experiences in light of his work in South Africa and Northern Ireland, among other locales.

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