Abstract

This paper examines the role that memory plays in the learning process of people who have experienced state violence. Our approach to this study has been a critical feminist-anti-racist perspective. Working with a group of women and men who are former political prisoners from Iran living in diaspora, we tried to interrogate questions about the role that memory plays in resistance and community building.

Keywords

memory, trauma, resistance, prison art, violence and learning

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State Violence, Learning and the Art of Memory

This paper examines the role that memory plays in the learning process of people who have experienced state violence. Our approach to this study has been a critical feminist-anti-racist perspective. Working with a group of women and men who are former political prisoners from Iran living in diaspora, we tried to interrogate questions about the role that memory plays in resistance and community building.