Special issue of South East Asia Research : LIFE AFTER COLLECTIVE DEATH IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA

A special issue of South East Asia Research,
Life after Collective Death in South East Asia:

Part 1 – The (Re-) Fabrication of Social Bonds
Volume 20, Number 2, June 2012

 In the decades leading up to 2012, South East Asia has not only experienced civil wars, but has also seen a number of major ‘natural’ disasters (typhoons, earthquakes, floods and tsunamis).  This special issue is a two-part collection of papers (the second will appear in June 2013) – which examines the aftermath of the immense collective deaths from a mid-term perspective.
Life after Collective Death in South East Asia looks at how South East Asian societies adapt in the aftermath of environmental, social and human destruction; it examines the processes these societies go through in order to make sense of and cope with disasters.  While engaging with mental and physical suffering the researchers also encountered peoples and groups with the capacity to overcome such suffering.  The articles therefore focus as much on the vitality of contemporary South East Asia as on the tragic events.

See table of content : here.

About the Guest Editors:
Dr Anne Yvonne Guillou is an anthropologist and tenured researcher at Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 190 Avenue de France, 75244 Paris Cedex 13, France.  E-mail: anne.guillou@case.cnrs.fr.
Dr Silvia Vignato is an anthropologist and tenured researcher at Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la Formazione ‘Riccardo Massa’, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1, 20126 Milano, Italy. E-mail: silvia.vignato@unimib.it.