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Did you know my Father? The Zone of Unspeakability as Postcolonial Legacy

Dragojlovic, Ana


Through a detailed ethnographic account of an Indisch woman born in the former Dutch East Indies but living in the contemporary Netherlands, this paper explores the convoluted relationships between trauma caused by war, sexual violence, gender normativity and family relationships. It examines how traumatic knowledge about biological kin becomes a point of reconfiguration of the self, present social relations and the wider world. Following up on scholarship that stresses the importance of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Feminist Studies
DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2011.595065


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