Trauma and Memory

Trauma and Memory : Reading, Healing, and Making Law

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Trauma and Memory explores different dimensions of trauma, both its relationship to the social sphere and to group identity, in order to open up new approaches to trauma from a healing perspective. The book's specific focus is doubly unique: first, because of its interest in the tension between collective and individual trauma (in trauma as socially constructed and related to identities of ethnicity, nationality, gender, and class); and second, because of its interest in the legal and medical professions (in their construction of trauma, their ways of treating it, their failures, and even their production of trauma). Trauma and Memory reflects the ways in which, over the last several decades, a growing interest in the social and cultural contexts of law and medicine has transformed the study of both these professions. The authors provide new readings of social and political phenomena-such as immigration, public health, gender discrimination, and transitional justice-in terms of trauma. Finally, they address the therapeutic dimensions of trauma and their relationship to reconciliation via alternative processes such as mediation, truth committees, and other new forms of justice.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23.88mm | 581g
  • Palo Alto, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0804754055
  • 9780804754057

Table of contents

Contents Preface 000 Contributors 000 Part I: Introduction 000 Chapter 1 Trauma and Memory: Between Individual and Collective Experiences 000 Austin Sarat, Nadav Davidovitch, Michal Alberstein Part II: Constitutive Trauma: Cultural Representations and Identities 000 Chapter 2 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder of the Virtual Kind: Trauma and Resilience in Post-9/11 America 000 Allan Young Chapter 3 Female Trauma 000 Ariella Azoulay Chapter 4 The Trauma of al-Nakba: Collective Memory and the Rise of Palestinian National Identity 000 Issam Nassar Chapter 5 Trauma Image: The Elephant Experience 000 Roei Amit Part III: Trauma and the Professions 000 Chapter 6 Trauma and Justice: The Moral Grammar of Trauma Discourse from Wilhelmine Germany to Post- Apartheid South Africa 000 Jose Brunner Chapter 7 Public Health, Law, and Traumatic Collective Experiences: The Case of Mass Ringworm Irradiations 000 Nadav Davidovitch and Avital Margalit Chapter 8 "Illegality," Mass Deportation, and the Threat of Violent Arrest: Structural Violence and Social Suffering in the Lives of Undocumented Migrant Workers in Israel 000 Sarah S. Willen Chapter 9 Trauma, Memory, and Euthanasia at the Nuremberg Medical Trial, 1946\-1947 000 Etienne Lepicard Chapter 10 Trauma or Responsibility?: Memories and Historiographies of Nazi Psychiatry in Postwar Germany 000 Volker Roelcke Part IV: Trauma, Healing, and Forgiveness 000 Chapter 11 Trauma, Retribution, and Forgiveness: Should War Criminals Go Free? 000 Daniel Statman Chapter 12 The Secrets of Mediation and Trauma in Contemporary Film: A Search from the Perspective of Restorative Justice 000 Michal Alberstein Chapter 13 Healing Stories in Law and Literature 000 Shulamit Almog Index 000
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"At its heart, Trauma and Memory makes one crucial argument: collective memory, whether conceived of as trauma or, simply, 'history,' fundamentally takes work As a whole, this volume is a provocative examination of violence, suffering, and reconciliation, and will be of interest to those who are concerned with their interconnected nature, and are open to the analysis of such issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives." -- Dimitri A Bogazianos, Division of Criminal Justice * Cal State Sacramento *
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About Austin Sarat

Austin Sarat is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor at Amherst College. Nadav Davidovitch, MD, MPH, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Public Health, Ben Gurion University, Israel. Michal Alberstein, SJD, LLB, is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Bar Ilan University, Israel.
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