Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Genocide and Memory

  • Jutta Lindert
  • Armen T. Marsoobian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jutta Lindert, Armen T. Marsoobian
    Pages 1-6
  3. The Concept of Genocide and the Role of Memory

  4. Genocide, Memory and Health

  5. Genocide, Representation and Memorialization

  6. Bearing Witness to Genocide in the Arts

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 321-326

About this book


This book explores the memory and representation of genocide as they affect individuals, communities and families, and artistic representations. It brings together a variety of disciplines from public health to philosophy, anthropology to architecture, offering readers interdisciplinary and international insights into one of the most important challenges in the 21st century. The book begins by describing the definitions and concepts of genocide from historical and philosophical perspectives. Next, it reviews memories of genocide in bodies and in societies as well as genocide in memory through lives, mental health and transgenerational effects. The book also examines the ways genocide has affected artistic works. From poetry to film, photography to theatre, it explores a range of artistic approaches to help demonstrate the heterogeneity of representations. This book provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging assessment of the many ways genocide has been remembered and represented. It presents an ideal foundation for understanding genocide and possibly preventing it from occurring again.


Definitions and concepts of genocide Genocide effect on communities and societies Memory and representation of genocide Mental health of victims and perpatrators Public health systems Transgenerational effects and perspectives Memoralization Arts Trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Jutta Lindert
    • 1
  • Armen T. Marsoobian
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social Work and Public HealthUniversity of Applied Sciences EmdenEmdenGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophySouthern Connecticut State UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65511-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65513-0
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