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Terrain of Memory

A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project

For communities who have been the target of political violence, the damaging after-effects can haunt what remains of their families, their communities, and the societies in which they live. Terrain of Memory tells the story of the Japanese Canadian elders who built a memorial in New Denver, British Columbia, to transform a site of political violence into a space for remembrance. The book shows how collectively excavating painful memories can contribute to building relations across social and intergenerational divides. Those seeking a deeper understanding of the potential of memorial projects in transforming the damaging effects of human rights abuses should read this compelling account of community building and social justice.


312 pages


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Drive to Do Research

1 A Necessary Crisis

2 Mapping the Spaces of Internment

3 The Chronotope of the (Im)memorial

4 Continuity and Change between Generations

5 Making Space for Other Memories in the Historical Landscape

6 In Memory of Others

Conclusion: Points of Departure

Notes

References

Index

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