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Trauma : a social theory

Autor: Jeffrey C Alexander
Editora: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, ©2012.
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In this book Jeffrey C. Alexander develops an original social theory of trauma and uses it to carry out a series of empirical investigations into social suffering around the globe. Alexander argues that traumas are not merely psychological but collective experiences, and that trauma work plays a key role in defining the origins and outcomes of critical social conflicts. He outlines a model of trauma-work that  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Cross-cultural studies
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Jeffrey C Alexander
ISBN: 9780745649115 0745649114 9780745649122 0745649122
Número OCLC: 769991375
Descrição: vii, 226 [6] pages ; 23 cm
Conteúdos: Cultural trauma : a social theory --
Holocaust and trauma : moral universalism in the West --
Holocaust and trauma : moral restriction in Israel (with Shai M. Dromi) --
Mass murder and trauma : Nanjing and the silence of Maoism (with Rui Gao) --
Partition and trauma : repairing India and Pakistan --
Globalization and trauma : the dream of cosmopolitan peace.
Responsabilidade: Jeffrey C. Alexander.

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* This is a new, original social theory of trauma by one of theworld s leading social theorists. * Argues that traumas are not merely psychological but collectiveexperiences and that they play a  Ler mais...

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'Reminds the readers that working through trauma is not merely a matter of resurrecting "burried memories" but creating new ones. In this way, Alexander usefully beckons towards a future of Ler mais...

 
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