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Cultural Sociology

The Cultural Trauma of Decolonization

Colonial Returnees in the National Imagination

Editors: Eyerman, Ron, Sciortino, Giuseppe (Eds.)

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  • Uses a comparative framework to understand colonial repatriation following traumatic forms of decolonization
  • Contributes to theories of cultural sociology and collective trauma and memory
  • Provides a new concept, accounting for “cultural opportunity structures,” to explore how popular understandings of collective trauma and victimhood develop
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This volume is first consistent effort to systematically analyze the features and consequences of colonial repatriation in comparative terms, examining the trajectories of returnees in six former colonial countries (Belgium, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, and Portugal). Each contributor examines these cases through a shared cultural sociology frame, unifying the historical and sociological analyses carried out in the collection. More particularly, the book strengthens and improves one of the most important and popular current streams of cultural sociology, that of collective trauma. Using a comparative perspective to study the trajectories of similarly traumatized groups in different countries allows for not only a thick description of the return processes, but also a thick explanation of the mechanisms and factors shaping them. Learning from these various cases of colonial returnees, the authors have been able to develop a new theoretical framework that may help cultural sociologists to explain why seemingly similar claims of collective trauma and victimhood garner respect and recognition in certain contexts, but fail in others.

About the authors

Ron Eyerman is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Yale University, USA, and affiliated with the Department of Sociology at the University of Lund, Sweden. He is the author of Memory, Trauma, and Identity (2019), Cultural Trauma (2001), and Music and Social Movements (1998), among many other titles. His interests include cultural and social movement theory, critical theory, cultural studies, and the sociology of the arts.

Giuseppe Sciortino is Professor of Sociology at the Università di Trento, Italy. He is the author of Rebus Immigrazione (2017) and the co-author of Great Minds: Encounters with Social Theory (2011, with G. Poggi). His interests include cultural sociology, social solidarity, and international migration studies.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-27025-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
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  • Due: January 23, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27024-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Cultural Trauma of Decolonization
Book Subtitle
Colonial Returnees in the National Imagination
Editors
  • Ron Eyerman
  • Giuseppe Sciortino
Series Title
Cultural Sociology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27025-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27025-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27024-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 231
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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