Cunha 2012 Memorias

Title Information

Author: Teresa Cunha

Title: As memórias das guerras e as guerras de memória

Subtitle: Mulheres, Moçambique e Timor Leste

Translation: Memories of Wars and Wars of Memories: Women, Mozambique and East Timor

Journal: Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais

Volume: -

Issue: 96

Year: March 2012

Pages: 67-86

eISSN: 2182-7435 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: Portuguese

Keywords: 20th Century | Mozambican History, Timorese History | Types: Wartime Rape / Indonesian Occupation of East Timor, Mozambican Civil War

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Author: Teresa Cunha, Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de

Abstract: »This text problematizes the narration of women’s suffering that emerges from a set of in depth interviews conducted in 2008 and 2009 in Maputo, Mozambique and Dili, East Timor, in order to address three issues. First, to understand some of the peculiarities and resemblances of women’s experiences in the Mozambique and East Timor wars. Second, to discuss whether the narration of suffering may be turned into a political value and a public acknowledgment of legitimacy to make decisions and govern or, on contrary, whether it is understood as unproductive and disposable. Finally, the author seeks to show that there is more bravery within a pluriversal nationalist imagination than in that of virile and narcissistic heroes.« [Source: Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais]


  Introdução (p. 67)
  1. Algumas críticas teóricas feministas pós-coloniais (p. 68)
  2. Questões de ordem analítica (p. 70)
  3. A s narrações das mulheres, encontros e desencontros de memórias conhecimento e metodologia (p. 72)
  4. Os múltiplos ‘V’ das guerras de memórias. A valentia das mulheres versus o narcisismo viril dos heróis (p. 79)
  Referências bibliográficas (p. 84)

Wikipedia: War rape: Indonesian occupation of East Timor, Mozambican Civil War

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