‘Siting’ voice in stories of conflict: bounding conflict in place and time through social memory and acts of remembering

Palmer, Jane (2019) ‘Siting’ voice in stories of conflict: bounding conflict in place and time through social memory and acts of remembering. In: The Nexus among place, conflict and communication in a globalising world. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., United Kingdom, pp. 187-206. ISBN 978-981-13-5924-8

Abstract

This chapter takes the idea of ‘voice’ as it communicates stories of conflict and trauma, and reimages place as the ‘site’ from which voice emanates: a complex entanglement of social, political, material, human and non-human forces that differs across the voice of history, the collective voice of a community and voice as emerging from the site of an individual life.

Focusing specifically on conflict stories obtained from fieldwork in Aceh, Indonesia, the chapter argues that history and collective remembering may function as Mazzei’s (2016) ‘voice without subject.’ However, in listening to individuals’ stories, ethnographers and oral historians participate in the formation of a voice that is localized at the site of the individual’s life and constructs a new ethical-political relation between storyteller and listener.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version embargoed until 1 April 2020 (12 months), in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2019 05:49
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020 01:34
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169903 Studies of Asian Society
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-5925-5
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36245

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