Painful memories: ritual and the transformation of community trauma.

Abstract

This paper explores the question of how ritual can heal community pain or trauma. Drawing together recent insights into the ideological nature of healing with a focus on ritual process, I argue that in cases of social violence and healing, ritual's ability to assuage pain is linked to the ways in which it draws pain into the process of reconstructing memory… (More)

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@article{Cole2004PainfulMR, title={Painful memories: ritual and the transformation of community trauma.}, author={Jennifer Cole}, journal={Culture, medicine and psychiatry}, year={2004}, volume={28 1}, pages={87-105} }