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    DescriptionIn this book, Roger Luckhurst both introduces and advances the fields of cultural memory and trauma studies, tracing the ways in which ideas of trauma have become a major element in contemporary Western conceptions of the self. The Trauma Question outlines the origins of the concept of trauma across psychiatric, legal and cultural-political sources from the 1860s to the coining of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in 1980. It further explores the nature and extent of 'trauma culture' from 1980 to the present, drawing upon a range of cultural practices from literature, memoirs and confessional journalism through to photography and film. The study covers a diverse range of cultural works, including writers such as Toni Morrison, Stephen King and W. G. Sebald, artists Tracey Emin, Christian Boltanski and Tracey Moffatt, and film-makers David Lynch and Atom Egoyan. The Trauma Question offers a significant and fascinating step forward for those seeking a greater understanding of the controversial and ever-expanding field of trauma research.


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    Title
    The Trauma Question
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Luckhurst
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 385 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415402712
    ISBN 10: 0415402719
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.6
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: LIT006000, ART015100
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 709.040019
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 709.040019
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 709.04001/9
    LC classification: NX449.5 .L83 2008
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGA, JBCC
    Illustrations note
    6 black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Roger Luckhurst teaches in the School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of "The Angle Between the Walls": The Fiction of J.G. Ballard (1997), The Invention of Telepathy (2002) and Science Fiction (2005).
    Table of contents
    Introduction Part One: Etymology 1. The Genealogy of a Concept Part Two: Cultural Symptoms Introduction: Trauma and Narrative Knowledge 2. Trauma in Narrative Fiction 3. My So-Called Life: The Memoir Boom 4. The Intrusive Image: Photography and Trauma 5. Flashbacks, Mosaics and Loops: Trauma and Narrative Cinema Afterward Bibiography