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Book review: War and embodied memory: becoming disabledin Sierra Leone

Perrin, Kristen (2013) Book review: War and embodied memory: becoming disabledin Sierra Leone. LSE Review of Books (03 Apr 2013). Website.

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War and Embodied Memory describes how an amputee and war-wounded community was created after a decade long conflict in Sierra Leone. Beginning with a general socio-cultural and historical analysis of what is understood by impairment and disability, it also aims to explain how disability was politically created both during the conflict and post-conflict, as violence became part of the everyday. Though the book covers vast intellectual ground, it remains compelling and persuasive throughout and effectively contributes essential ideas to studies of disability, post-conflict reconstruction, poverty and anthropology, concludes Kristen Perrin.

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Additional Information: © 2013 LSE Review of Books
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2013 15:20
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2021 00:19

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