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Studies in the Psychosocial

Working-through Collective Wounds

Trauma, Denial, Recognition in the Brazilian Uprising

Authors: Soreanu, Raluca

  • Challenges common beliefs around 'mob mentality' and how crowds function in times of protest
  • Discusses how communities 'work through traumas', using the Brazilian uprising of 2013 as a case study
  • Builds on the trauma theory of psychoanalyst Sándor Ferenczi and his idea of the “confusion of tongues”
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  • Due: April 10, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58523-3
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About this book

Working-through Collective Wounds discusses how collectives mourn and create symbols. It challenges ideas of the irrational and destructive crowd, and examines how complicated scenes of working-through traumas take place in the streets and squares of cities, in times of protest. Drawing on insights from the trauma theory of psychoanalyst Sándor Ferenczi and his idea of the ‘confusion of tongues’, the book engages the confusions between different registers of the social that entrap people in the scene of trauma and bind them in alienation and submission. Raluca Soreanu proposes a trauma theory and a theory of recognition that start from a psychoanalytic understanding of fragmented psyches and trace the social life of psychic fragments. The book builds on psychosocial vignettes from the Brazilian uprising of 2013. It will be of great interest to psychoanalysts interested in collective phenomena, psychosocial studies scholars and social theorists working on theories of recognition and theories of trauma.

About the authors

Raluca Soreanu is Wellcome Trust Fellow at the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. She is a practising psychoanalyst, associate member of the Círculo Psicanalítico do Rio de Janeiro and of the Instituto de Estudos da Complexidade, Brazil. She has published on psychoanalytic theory, psychosocial studies and the sociology of creativity. 

Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: April 10, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58523-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: April 10, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58522-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Working-through Collective Wounds
Book Subtitle
Trauma, Denial, Recognition in the Brazilian Uprising
Authors
Series Title
Studies in the Psychosocial
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58523-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58523-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58522-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 230
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