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Critical Trauma Studies – "Understanding Violence, Conflict and Memory in Everyday Life" - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Critical Trauma Studies: "Understanding Violence, Conflict and Memory in Everyday Life"

Monica J. Casper and Eric Wertheimer


Trauma is a universal human experience. While each person responds differently to trauma, its presence in our lives nonetheless marks a continual thread through human history and prehistory. In Critical Trauma Studies, a diverse group of writers, activists, and scholars of sociology, anthropology, literature, and cultural studies reflects on the study of trauma and how multidisciplinary approaches lend richness and a sense of deeper understanding to this burgeoning field of inquiry. The original essays within this collection cover topics such as female suicide bombers from the Chechen Republic ... More

Keywords: trauma, memory, critical trauma theory, history, lived experiences, violence, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), embodiment, representation

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781479896561
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479896561.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monica J. Casper, editor
University of Arizona

Eric Wertheimer, editor

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1 Within Trauma

Eric Wertheimer and Monica J. Casper

I Politics

2 Trauma Is as Trauma Does

Maurice E. stevens

4 Naming Sexual Trauma

Breanne Fahs

II Poetics

6 Bahareh

Shahla Talebi

7 Voices of Silence

Gabriele M. Schwab

8 Future’s Past

Martin Beck Matuštík

III Praxis

11 First Responders

Amy Hodges Hamilton

12 Answering the Call

Debra Jackson

13 Documenting Disaster

Rebecca Hankins and Akua Duku Anokye

14 A Cure for Bitterness

Dorothy Allison