Memory at the Intersection of Mass Violence and Socioeconomic Inequality
13-14 Apr 2018 | Ottawa, Canada
13 - 14 April 2018
This will be an intimate two-day workshop that will include a maximum of 18 papers. Participants will be asked to pre-circulate their papers in order to facilitate robust and productive discussions. The workshop will aim to publish a selection of papers in an anthology.
This international and interdisciplinary workshop seeks to bring together scholars and practitioners who are working at the intersection of memory of mass violence and socioeconomic inequality in order to begin to fill the gap in this field. We are particularly interested in the following questions, but any work relating to the workshop theme is welcome:
- Oral histories of communities having experienced both physical and structural violence;
- The interaction between trauma and precarity;
- Social class and memory of violence;
- Political ideology and affiliation as they relate to experiences of atrocity and poverty;
- Methodological and ethical questions around working with people and communities experiencing inequality;
- Narratives and narrativizing different forms of violence and exclusion;
- Resisting hegemonic memory and explanations of atrocity and inequality;
- Refugee narratives and the connections between violence experienced in home countries and exclusion in host countries;
- Indigenous experiences of mass violence and socioeconomic inequality.
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