Exploring the Aftermath of Political Violence

  • Timothy James Bowyer


To counter the over-objectification of human suffering and reorganise our practical and theoretical ways of thinking about individual and social suffering, this chapter sets out to explore the situation as people perceive and cognitively construct it. To bring this perspective into full view, the chapter begins with an overview of the nature of human suffering in rural Andean communities. The chapter also outlines how the arrangements for the selection and identification of the rural Andean communities included in this study were made. The chapter concludes by looking at the experience of violence from the perspective of rural Andean communities, giving particular attention to the poor and vulnerable, and of survivors and victims of the political violence.


Dignity Despair Environment Poverty Trauma Pain Loss Suffering Trust Destruction Culture Community 


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  • Timothy James Bowyer
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  1. 1.SwanseaUK

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