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Culture, Mind, and Society

Violent Reverberations

Global Modalities of Trauma

Editors: Broch-Due, Vigdis, Bertelsen, Bjørn Enge (Eds.)

  • Probes truly global contexts of violence, trauma and memory beyond simplifying tropes of 'cultural difference'
  • Alerts readers to the generative and inventive nature of trauma beyond the postmodern/posthumanist deconstruction of the term
  • Takes down the authority of normative modernist constructions 
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About this book

The contributions to this volume map the surprisingly multifarious circumstances in which trauma is invoked – as an analytical tool, a therapeutic term or as a discursive trope. By doing so, we critically engage the far too often individuating aspects of trauma, as well as the assumption of a universal somatic that is globally applicable to contexts of human suffering. The volume takes the reader on a journey across widely differing terrains: from Norwegian institutions for psychiatric patients to the post-war emergence of speech genres on violence in Mozambique, from Greek and Cameroonian ritual and carnivalesque treatments of historical trauma to national discourses of political assassinations in Argentina, the volume provides an empirically founded anti-dote against claiming a universal ‘empire of trauma’ (Didier Fassin) or seeing the trauma as successfully defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Instead, the work critically evaluates and engages whether the term’s dual plasticity and endurance captures, encompasses or challenges legacies and imprints of multiple forms of violence. 

About the authors

Vigdis Broch-Due is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen and Scientific Director at Centre for Advanced Study (CAS), Oslo, Norway. Her research in East-Africa spans 3 decades on the ethnography of poverty, gender and embodiment, cosmology, relations between animals, people and nature, pastoralist development, colonialism, violence and trust formation.

Bjørn Enge Bertelsen is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway. He has researched issues such as state formation, violence, poverty and rural-urban connections in Mozambique since 1998 in addition to having had a long-standing interest in theory development within the discipline of anthropology. 

Reviews

“These essays raise the bar for projects on trauma that insist on grounding theory in seriously ethnographic, historical, and contextual case studies. The book engages the best-known writers and research in the arena of trauma and affect studies, and will gather momentum and audience because it so carefully and coherently articulates critiques, complementary case studies, and forward-looking theory.” (Steven Feld, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, USA)

“Trauma, a doctrine with global reach, depends on thin descriptions to illustrate its universalizing analytical framework. Grounded in culture-specific particularities, this elegant volume dissects this condition, instead offering thick descriptions of silence, narrative, security, fear, difference, and ritual laughter.” (Sverker Finnström, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Violent Reverberations: An Introduction to Our Trauma Scenarios

    Broch-Due, Vigdis (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

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  • Trauma, Violence, Memory: Reflections on the Bodily, the Self, the Sign, and the Social

    Broch-Due, Vigdis

    Pages 23-58

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  • Universalizing Trauma Descendant Legacies: A Comparative Study of Jewish-Israeli and Cambodian Genocide Descendant Legacies

    Kidron, Carol A.

    Pages 59-89

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  • Social Trauma, National Mourning, and Collective Guilt in Post-Authoritarian Argentina

    Robben, Antonius C. G. M.

    Pages 91-115

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  • Organizing Norwegian Psychiatry: Security as a Colonizing Regime

    Teig, Inger Lise

    Pages 117-142

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Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39049-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39048-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Violent Reverberations
Book Subtitle
Global Modalities of Trauma
Editors
  • Vigdis Broch-Due
  • Bjørn Enge Bertelsen
Series Title
Culture, Mind, and Society
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39049-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39049-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39048-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 279
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