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Posttraumatic Growth and Memorial Spaces: Exploring Potential in the Aceh Tsunami Museum, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Jarry, Maggie

This paper explores the potential of physical memorial and museum spaces as locations that can foster community-wide posttraumatic growth in the wake of catastrophic disasters. The role of memorial and museum spaces in fostering affect and meaning-making is considered for the purpose of developing an assessment tool to evaluate whether a memorial/museum fosters posttraumatic growth. That tool is then used to assess a particular location, the Aceh Tsunami Museum in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

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Union Theological Seminary
Thesis Advisors
Dorrien, Gary
Machado, Daisy
Degree
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary
Published Here
May 21, 2015
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