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dc.contributor.authorUshiyama, Rinen
dc.contributor.authorBaert, Patricken
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-25T12:26:33Z
dc.date.available2016-08-25T12:26:33Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-02en
dc.identifier.issn0304-2421
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/257414
dc.description.abstractIn this article, we offer a new conceptualization of intellectuals as carriers of cultural trauma through a case study of the Aum Affair, a series of crimes and terrorist attacks committed by the Japanese new religious movement Aum Shinrikyō. In understanding the performative roles intellectuals play in trauma construction, we offer a new dichotomy between “authoritative intellectuals,” who draw on their privileged parcours and status to impose a distinct trauma narrative, and “dialogical intellectuals,” who engage with local actors dialogically to produce polyphonic and open-ended trauma narratives. We identify three dimensions of dialogical intellectual action: firstly, the intellectuals may be involved in dialogue with local participants; secondly, the intellectual products themselves may be dialogical in content; and thirdly, there might be a concerted effort on the part of the intellectuals to record and to disseminate dialogue between local participants. In the context of the Aum Affair, we analyze the works of Murakami Haruki and Mori Tatsuya as dialogical intellectuals while they sought, with the help of local actors’ experiences, to challenge and to alter the orthodox trauma narrative of Aum Shinrikyō as exclusively a social evil external to Japanese society and an enemy to be excluded from it. Towards the end of the article, we discuss the broader significance of this case study and suggest that in light of recent societal and technological developments, the role and scope of dialogical intellectuals as carriers of trauma are changing and possibly expanding.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectAum Shinrikyoen
dc.subjectJapanese cultureen
dc.subjectreligionen
dc.subjectintellectual authorityen
dc.subjectterrorismen
dc.subjectfilmsen
dc.subjectnovelsen
dc.titleCultural trauma, counter-narratives, and dialogical intellectuals: the works of Murakami Haruki and Mori Tatsuya in the context of the Aum affairen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage499
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameTheory and Societyen
prism.startingPage471
prism.volume45en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.1647
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-07-13en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s11186-016-9279-6en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-11-02en
dc.contributor.orcidUshiyama, Rin [0000-0002-2703-0985]
dc.identifier.eissn1573-7853
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
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