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When A Community Weeps by Mary Beth williams, Ellen S. Zinner

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Figure 5.1 The author, Anie Kalayjian, in a classroom set up in an army tent, assisting Armenian adolescents in expressing their experiences and feelings following displacement from the earthquake. (Personal photo of the author, taken in Leninakan, now Gurnei, Armenia, January 1989.)

Chapter 5

Coping Through Meaning: The Community Response to the Earthquake in Armenia

Anie Kalayjian

Bereavement is the reaction to the death of a loved one; collective bereavement, therefore, is the reaction of the community to a massive loss. This chapter describes the collective bereavement and coping of a community in the Republic of Armenia after the devastating ...

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