Loney 2014 Trauma

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Author: Hannah Loney

Title: 'This is Me'

Subtitle: Exploring Narrative and Trauma within Women's Memories of the Indonesian Occupation of Timor-Leste (1975-1999)

Journal: Oral History Forum d'histoire orale

Volume: 34

Issue: Special Issue: Human Rights and Oral History: Stories of survival, healing, redemption, and accountability

Year: 2014

Pages: 5 pages.

ISSN: 1923-0567 – Find a Library: Open Access Journal

Language: English

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



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Abstract: »Echoing Joannie Jean’s study on sexual violence in Chile, Hannah Loney discusses the role of silence and absence in the reflections of survivors of sexual violence during the Indonesian occupation of Timor Leste. Given the psychological trauma and cultural stigma, rape survivors there present various narrative strategies to tell their stories, often employing discontinuity, allusion, and deflection in what Loney describes as a Derridean supplement to the life story.« (Source: Michael Kilburn. »Introduction: The Third Meaning of Oral History.« Oral History Forum d'histoire orale 34(Special Issue) (2014): 3)

Wikipedia: War rape: Indonesian occupation of East Timor


Added: July 19, 2014 | Last updated: July 19, 2014