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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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Memorializing the Dead in Postconflict North Maluku

Memorializing the Dead in Postconflict North Maluku

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(p.148) Chapter 7 Memorializing the Dead in Postconflict North Maluku
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Violence and Vengeance
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Christopher R. Duncan

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451584.003.0007

This chapter explores how communities have dealt with the deceased in postconflict North Maluku. It focuses on two different issues: martyrdom and the construction of memorials, and how Muslim and Christian communities understood each one. The meanings behind these memorials are multifaceted. They are primarily about local desires to respect and remember those who were lost in the conflict and to recognize the sacrifices made in the name of religion and community. Thus in one sense they are about mourning and martyrdom. However, memorialization practices are also part of the larger arena of postconflict politics and conflict resolution, and cannot be seen independently from the way local communities experienced and perceived the conflict. Although government officials and regional scholars may argue that the conflict was actually about political corruption, or the spoils of decentralization, these monuments say otherwise.

Keywords:   North Maluku, violence, Christians, Muslims, memorials, martyrdom, deceased, memorialization

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