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Workshop Psychological Anthropology (GAA) at Freie Universität

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On September 28 and 29, 2018, the workshop of the Working Group Psychological Anthropology German Anthropological Association (GAA) (german: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozial und Kulturanthropologie - DGSKA) took place at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology. Edda Heyken also gave a lecture during the workshop.

In her lecture "Unprocessed Affects - The urge to voice versus the protection of silence in the Life of South Vietnamese Refugees in Berlin", Edda Heyken argued that silence in the lives of aging refugees is both a positive resource and an emotional burden that can be attributed to an affective practice of memory.