Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of the First World War

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

  • Provides a more diverse approach to the history of trauma in the Great War
  • Includes contributions by historians, anthropologists, psychologists, and gender studies scholars
  • Uses rich primary source material in multiple fields
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This transnational, interdisciplinary study of traumatic neurosis moves beyond the existing histories of medical theory, welfare, and symptomatology. The essays explore the personal traumas of soldiers and civilians in the wake of the First World War; they also discuss how memory and representations of trauma are transmitted between patients, doctors and families across generations. The book argues that so far the traumatic effects of the war have been substantially underestimated. Trauma was shaped by gender, politics, and personality. To uncover the varied forms of trauma ignored by medical and political authorities, this volume draws on diverse sources, such as family archives and narratives by children of traumatized men, documents from film and photography, memoirs by soldiers and civilians. This innovative study challenges us to re-examine our approach to the complex psychological effects of the First World War.


About the authors

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 Traumatic Memories of World War Two and After (2016).

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), Britain Since 1945: Aspects of Identity (2006). Together with Jason Crouthamel he is also the co-editor of Traumatic Memories of World War Two and After (2016).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Crouthamel, Jason (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

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  • Losing Face: Trauma and Maxillofacial Injury in the First World War

    Reid, Fiona

    Pages 25-47

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  • Screening Silent Resistance: Male Hysteria in First World War Medical Cinematography

    Köhne, Julia Barbara

    Pages 49-79

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  • “Always Had a Pronouncedly Psychopathic Predisposition”: The Significance of Class and Rank in First World War German Psychiatric Discourse

    Gahlen, Gundula

    Pages 81-113

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  • Violence, Trauma and Memory in Ireland: The Psychological Impact of War and Revolution on a Liminal Society, 1916–1923

    Stover, Justin Dolan

    Pages 117-140

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of the First World War
Editors
  • Jason Crouthamel
  • Peter Leese
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33476-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33476-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33475-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 335
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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