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Right to Mourn – Trauma, Empathy, and Korean War Memorials - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Right to Mourn: Trauma, Empathy, and Korean War Memorials

Suhi Choi


Right to Mourn illustrates how suppressed trauma is manifested at the transient interactions among bodies, objects, and rituals in the sites of Korean War memorials. In a highly politicized memory space, many bereaved families of the Korean War have long been deprived of their rights to mourn the loss of their loved ones. These suppressed mourners comprise mainly survivors and victims’ families of the atrocities committed by the US-allied South Korean forces before and during the Korean War. The book explores dialectic roles that memorial sites can play in communicating suppressed trauma: Can ... More

Keywords: trauma, empathy, memorial, Korean War, mourning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190855246
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190855246.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suhi Choi, author
Associate Professor of Communication, University of Utah

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