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The Psychological Heritage of Sayfo: An Intergenerational Transmission of Fear and Distrust
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Psychology of Religions. (Religionspsykologi)
2017 (English)In: Seyfo 1915: The Year of the Sword in the Ottoman Empire / [ed] D. Gaunt, N. Atto & S. Barthoma, Oxford: Berghahn Publishing House , 2017, 26Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter deals with the passing on of stories of genocide among Christian Iraqis. The results are compared to previous research, with similar cases of trauma and passing on of stories among Holocaust and Armenian genocide survivors. This chapter demonstrates how a trauma such as the Sayfo, the genocide on Assyrians, has on-going effects on Assyrian-Iraqi individuals who have faced war and subsequently emigrated. The interviews were inspired by a life story method, focusing on whether the informants had heard stories about the Sayfo from their parents or grandparents and whether this has had any relevance in how they interpret their situation today. The results show that the inability to use metaphors to describe the Sayfo leads to the lack of meaningful images of stories told. Most common themes in relation to stories about the Sayfo are differentiation, feelings of fear and distrust, lack of safety, existential questions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Berghahn Publishing House , 2017, 26.
Series
Berghahn’s “War and Genocide” series, 26
Keyword [en]
Genocide, intergenerational trauma, Assyrians
Keyword [sv]
Folkmord, intergenerationell trauma, assyrier
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Social Sciences
Research subject
Psychology of Religion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-326626ISBN: 978-1-78533-498-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-326626DiVA: diva2:1127539
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The Impact of Religion, Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy, 4
Available from: 2017-07-17 Created: 2017-07-17 Last updated: 2017-07-17

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