In her research studies, Elifcan Karacan shows the relation between trauma, violence and memory with a specific focus on the events considering the 1980 Military Coup d‘État in Turkey. Based on collective memory theories and cultural trauma theories, the author focuses on the reconstruction of the past in present times and memory practices, such as commemorations, anniversaries, construction of memory-places (museums). This book seeks for an understanding of collective memory within individual narrations and mnemonic practices by using narrative interviews and biographical case reconstruction methods.
|Publisher:||Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2016|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Elifcan Karacan has studied gender studies and sociology at Middle East Technical University in Turkey. She defended her PhD thesis in sociology at Siegen University, Germany. Recently, she is doing her post-doc research on socio-political background of the concept of “Almanci” (Germanlike) at Bremen University, Intercultural Education Department.
Table of Contents
Trauma Theories on Memory.- Conducting Biographical Narrative Interviews.- Revolutionary Movement in the 1970s.- Commemorative Ceremonies, Symbols and Myths.- Memory of the Isolated Self.- Wounded Memory.