Reinventing Family Continuity after a War Hecatomb

Reinventing Family Continuity after a War Hecatomb

Organizer

Antoinette  Fauve-Chamoux (Professor emerita, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centre de Recherches Historiques, Paris, France)

Discussant

Antoinette  Fauve-Chamoux (Professor emerita, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centre de Recherches Historiques, Paris, France)

Contact detailsantoinette.fauve-chamoux@ehess.frfauvester@gmail.com

Panel title

Reinventing Family Continuity after a War Hecatomb

Panel description

The search for “family continuity” after a mortality during a severe conflict – not restricted to the two World War Wars – will include the study of any strategy, by men and women, intending to replace missing sons and other family members that have died during the War, on the front or from other dramatic reasons, illness, epidemic, famine, exodus etc.

These strategies may be marriage, divorce, remarriage, having other children, adopting, moving, forced or voluntary migrating far from home, working, changing job, transmitting memory of past events or, on the contrary, hiding owns past in order to start a new family and construct another life elsewhere.

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