Carl Lindahl: "Re-creating the Paradise Built in Hell"

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Campus Gotland - E22 (Almedal Library Hall)
  • Organiser: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
  • Contact person: Owe Ronström
  • Föreläsning

Open Guest Lecture

Visiting Professor Carl Lindahl, University of Houston: "Re-creating the Paradise Built in Hell: Survivor-to-Survivor Narration and Healing”


Abstract
Disaster survivors often emerge from their life-threatening experiences without material possessions, but they carry with them two effective tools for rebuilding their lives: the bonds they created with other disaster victims in the process of rescuing one another, and the stories of how and why they survived. This talk focuses on two projects in which survivors recorded the disaster stories of fellow survivors, with long-term healing effects for both tellers and listeners.