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Violence and VengeanceReligious Conflict and Its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia$
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Christopher R. Duncan

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451584

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451584.001.0001

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Managing Memories of Violence

Managing Memories of Violence

Competing Notions of Victimhood in North Maluku

(p.128) Chapter 6 Managing Memories of Violence
Violence and Vengeance

Christopher R. Duncan

Cornell University Press

This chapter investigates how North Moluccan communities managed the memories of the violence and how these memories were called on to explain the conflict, largely through the idiom of religious differences. It investigate postconflict reassessments of the violence through an examination of the notion of victimhood, exploring how the Muslim and Christian communities saw themselves as the primary victims irrespective of their roles in it. It focuses on two particular themes: aggression and betrayal. These understandings of victimization were directly linked to perceptions of, and justifications for, the various types of violence committed during the conflict and their targets. The chapter also looks at how some communities and individuals have instrumentalized images of victimhood to achieve particular goals.

Keywords:   North Maluku, violence, religious differences, victimhood, Muslims, Christians, aggression, betrayal

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