Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Trauma and Public Memory

Editors: Goodall, J., Lee, C. (Eds.)

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This collection explores the ways in which traumatic experience becomes a part of public memory. It explores the premise that traumatic events are realities; they happen in the world, not in the fantasy life of individuals or in the narrative frames of our televisions and cinemas.

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Ross Anderson, consulting psychologist, Australia Lindsay Barrett, University of Technology, Sydney Victor Emeljanow, University of Newcastle, Australia Norman Fry, Toowoomba Regional Council, Australia Richard Gehrmann, University of Southern Queensland, Australia Jane Goodall, University of Western Sydney, Australia Sue Hewitt, Red Cross, Australia Lawrence Johnson, University of Southern Queensland, Australia Christopher Lee, Griffith University, Australia Therese Lee, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia Robert Mason, University of Southern Queensland, Australia Tanya Milligan, Human and Social Response Committee, Australia Geoffrey Parkes, University of Southern Queensland, Australia Wendy Richards, University of Southern Queensland, Australia Lindsay Tuggle, University of Sydney, Australia Mark Willacy, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australia

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'The genesis of this book is improbable: a peaceful regional city on the top of a range is washed by an inland tsunami. What surfaces in the aftermath are these diverse essays on public memory, communal identity and archives of feeling that mesh interviews and interdisciplinary critique in a transnational frame. This collection presents memory studies with a compelling new collection of historical and contemporary essays on trauma and its after-effects.' - Professor Gillian Whitlock FAHA, University of Queensland, Australia

'Trauma and Public Memory breaks the comfortable and distanced mold of media-circumscribed public memory and exposes us to the complex, contradictory, and seemingly ineffable ways in which personal experiences of the traumatic become collective ones. We read of events so challenging as to defy naming, of events so searing that public memory demands a reassuring narrative, the harm obscured. The editors have preserved the freshness and depth of the conversation among authors, and the unusual organizational scheme of coupling overview essays with interviews and concluding 'reflections' conveys the immediacy and vibrancy of the dialogue among contributors. This book deserves a wide readership and promises to shape the conversation for some time.' - Robert D. Hicks, Director, Mütter Museum/Historical Medical Library, Philadelphia, USA


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trauma and Public Memory
Editors
  • J. Goodall
  • C. Lee
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40680-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137406804
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40679-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48806-3
Series ISSN
2634-6257
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 231
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