Sensitive Objects of Humanitarian Aid : Corporeal Memories and Affective Continuities

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Title Sensitive Objects of Humanitarian Aid : Corporeal Memories and Affective Continuities
Author(s) Povrzanovic Frykman, Maja
Date 2016
Editor(s) Frykman, Jonas; Povrzanovic Frykman, Maja
English abstract
During the 1992–95 war, the vast majority of people in Bosnia and Herzegovina relied on international humanitarian assistance for survival. Material goods sent as humanitarian aid were crucial to the civilians trapped in Sara-jevo under siege. This chapter presents what some of the residents remember and how they talk about it two decades later. The analysis pursues how the act of narration of a particular person–object interaction activates corporeal memories and establishes affective links – resonances in the body and mind – between then (when the experience was acquired) and now (when one narrates it), between what the research participants talked about (their humanitarian aid-related experiences), and how they talked about it (affects that were revived in the course of narration). The vivid descriptions of sensual experiences concerning humanitarian aid – the tastes and smells of food and feel of clothing items received from distant donors – witness to the lingering sensual effects those experiences still have today.
Link http://www.kriterium.se/site/books/download/6/732/sensitive-objects/ (external link to publication)
Publisher Nordic Academic Press
Host/Issue Sensitive Objects : Affect and Material Culture
Series/Issue Nordic Academic Press Checkpoint;
ISSN 2002-2131
ISBN 978-91-87675-66-9
Pages 79-104
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) affect
material culture
humanitarian aid
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo
corporeal memories
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note The volume is an edition from Nordic Academic Press Checkpoint – a series dedicated to peer-reviewed books. It is also published within the framework of Kriterium, a quality hall- mark for Swedish academic books with ISSN 2002-2131.
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21299 (link to this page)
Buy print http://www.bokfynd.nu/...978-91-87675-66-9 (Search for reseller)

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