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Beyond Trauma. Researching Memory on My Doorstep

Abstract : In November 2015, the city of Paris experienced major terrorist attacks, most of which happened in my district. My neighborhood became the stage for major grassroot memorials. As it happens, I am a sociologist of memory. The phenomena I had been studying in places far removed from my everyday life were now unfolding on my doorstep. For almost a year, I kept sociological chronicles of this memorialization process. In this chapter, I revisit this research from a methodological perspective: What are the benefits, and difficulties, of interweaving fieldwork and everyday life in the study of memory? And what social dynamics are taking place, beyond trauma?
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Sarah Gensburger. Beyond Trauma. Researching Memory on My Doorstep. Drozdzewski Danielle; Birdsall Carolyn. Doing Memory Research. New Methods and Approaches, Palgrave, pp.109-218, 2018, 978-981-13-1410-0. ⟨halshs-01977984⟩



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