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Traumatic Memories of the Second World War and After

Editors: Leese, Peter, Crouthamel, Jason (Eds.)

  • Explores and challenges the definition of warfare trauma in the 20th century 
  • Provides a richly interdisciplinary scope to warfare trauma studies, using historical, literary and visual media readings
  • Creates a nuanced gendered view of warfare trauma
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This collection investigates the social and cultural history of trauma to offer a comparative analysis of its individual, communal, and political effects in the twentieth century. Particular attention is given to witness testimony, to procedures of personal memory and collective commemoration, and to visual sources as they illuminate the changing historical nature of trauma. The essays draw on diverse methodologies, including oral history, and use varied sources such as literature, film and the broadcast media. The contributions discuss imaginative, communal and political responses, as well as the ways in which the later welfare of traumatized individuals is shaped by medical, military, and civilian institutions. Incorporating innovative methodologies and offering a thorough evaluation of current research, the book shows new directions in historical trauma studies.  

About the authors

Peter Leese is Associate Professor of History at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His publications include Shell Shock: Traumatic Neurosis and the British Soldiers of the First World War (2002), and Britain Since 1945: Aspects of Identity (2006). Together with Jason Crouthamel he is also the co-editor of Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of the First World War (2016).

Jason Crouthamel is an Associate Professor of History at Grand Valley State University, USA. He is the author of An Intimate History of the Front: Masculinity, Sexuality and German Soldiers in the First World War (2014) and The Great War and German Memory: Society, Politics and Psychological Trauma, 1914-1945 (2009). He is also the co-editor, with Peter Leese, of Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of the First World War (2016).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Leese, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

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  • Making Trauma Visible

    Delaporte, Sophie

    Pages 23-46

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  • Moral Injury: Two Perspectives

    Derwin, Susan

    Pages 47-65

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  • Testimonies of Trauma: Surviving Auschwitz-Birkenau

    Pine, Lisa

    Pages 69-93

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  • Rethinking Civilian Neuroses in the Second World War

    Croft, Hazel

    Pages 95-116

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33470-7
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33469-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Traumatic Memories of the Second World War and After
Editors
  • Peter Leese
  • Jason Crouthamel
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33470-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33470-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33469-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 310
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
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