Body, Memory and Emotions of Male Members of the Army with Direct Experience of War

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The chapter interweaves bodily memory and emotions contextualized by the discourse of the local war, military actions and interactions. Its focus is on the bodily and emotional experience of Russian male members of the army aged 44 to 49 years who participated in the war in Afghanistan (1979–1989). The author uses the approaches of M. Merleau-Ponty and M. Halbwachs.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollective Memories in War
EditorsElena Rozhdestvenskaya, Victoria Semenova, Irina Tartakovskaya, Krzysztof Kosela
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781315677408
ISBN (Print)9781138935488
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in European Sociology