“Memorycide” and gender violence in a Society of Eastern Europe

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This research proposes to explore the nexus between “denied memory” or “wounded memory” and gender violence normalized in a symbolic level of production of meaning.For this respect, the following points will be analyzed: a) the perception of violence in intimate relationships of second generations post-conflict ; b) the impact of the “memory of war” on “cultural perception of violence” among generations of younger, adults and elder and between women and men of same generation.The central thesis of this essay is that in a post-war Serbian society, the memory is collectively “denied” because of Serbs’ stigmatization, and an increase of violent behavior and a greater incorporation of symbolic violence is favored.My observations will focus on cases where denied memory is at work and, on the memory practices, define a way of normalized perception of violence and in some cases, as we shall see, how some practices become real rituals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe War, the Women, their Bodies. Researchs and experiences on Africa, America, Asia and Europe
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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