"Don't mention the war?" The politics of remembrance and forgetfulness in postwar Lebanon

Oren Barak*

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Abstract

This article explores the divergent ways in which the state, the political society, and the civil society in Lebanon have addressed the Civil War (1975-90) in the postwar era. More specifically, I explore the interplay between actors operating within these spheres concerning three contentious questions: a) Should the war be remembered and commemorated? b) Who is responsible for the war? c) How to consider Lebanon's modern history in light of the war? The discussion high-lights both the possibilities and constraints of civil society groups in post-conflict settings.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)49-70
Number of pages22
JournalMiddle East Journal
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

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