This book presents a social scientific reading of the challenges of memory and recovery in times of crisis.
Drawing on different interpretations of what constitutes 'crisis', this collection uses lenses of economics, identity and commemoration, to question how memory and recovery is being constituted through larger discourses of political claims of moving forward, healing and identity. Memory and Recovery in Times of Crisis examines how memory is dis- or re-interred through social processes and further, how recovered memories are challenged or legitimized.
It also presents a set of questions that will stimulate further reflections on what kind of role understandings of memory of crisis can play in recovery.
Given the world we find ourselves living in in 2017 - a world subject to multiple, intersecting crises - how we understand the dynamics of memory and recovery is a pressing issue indeed. This book will appeal to both scholars and students of anthropology and sociology.