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Title Remembering Air India : the art of public mourning / Chandrima Chakraborty, Amber Dean & Angela Failler, editors
Edition First electronic edition, 2017
Published Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press, 2017
©2017
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Description 1 online resource (361 pages)
Summary "Contributions by: Cassel Busse, Chandrima Chakraborty, Amber Dean, Rita Kaur Dhamoon, Angela Failler, Teresa Hubel, Suvir Kaul, Elan Marchinko, Eisha Marjara, Bharati Mukherjee, Lata Pada, Uma Parameswaran, Sherene H. Razack, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Maya Seshia, Karen Sharma, Deon Venter, Padma Viswanathan."-- Provided by publisher
"On June 23, 1985, the bombing of Air India Flight 182 killed 329 people, most of them Canadians. Today this pivotal event in Canada's history is hazily remembered, yet certain interests have shaped how the tragedy is woven into public memory, and even exploited to advance a pernicious national narrative. Remembering Air India insists that we "remember Air India otherwise." This collection investigates the Air India bombing and its implications for current debates about racism, terrorism, and citizenship. Drawing together academic analysis, testimony, visual arts, and creative writing, this innovative volume tenders a new public record of the bombing, one that shows how important creative responses are for deepening our understanding of the event and its aftermath."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Air-India Flight 182 Bombing Incident, 1985.
Bereavement -- Psychological aspects.
Collective memory -- Canada.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- Social aspects -- Canada.
Racism -- Social aspects -- Canada.
Terrorism -- Social aspects -- Canada.
Form Electronic book
Author Chakraborty, Chandrima, 1973- author, editor
Dean, Amber Richelle, 1975- author, editor
Failler, Angela, 1973- author, editor
ISBN 1772123110
9781772123111 (PDF)
Other Titles Art of public mourning