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Cultures under siege : collective violence and trauma

Author: Antonius C G M Robben; Marcelo M Suárez-Orozco
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book is a collection of essays by anthropologists, psychologists, and psychoanalysts, drawing on field research in many different parts of the world. Profiting from an interdisciplinary dialogue, the authors provide provocative, at times deeply troubling, insights into the darker side of humanity, and they also propose new ways of understanding human cruelty and suffering."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antonius C G M Robben; Marcelo M Suárez-Orozco
ISBN: 0521780268 9780521780261 0521784352 9780521784351
OCLC Number: 42475943
Description: xiv, 285 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Interdisciplinary perspectives on violence and trauma / Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Antonius C.G.M. Robben --
Part I. The Management of Collective Trauma --
Reflections on the prevalence of the uncanny in social violence / Yolanda Gampel --
The assault on basic trust : disappearance, protest, and reburial in Argentina / Antonius C.G.M. Robben --
Mitigating discontents with children in war : an ongoing psychoanalytic inquiry / Roberta J. Apfel and Bennett Simon --
Child psychotherapy as an instrument in cultural research : treating war-traumatized children in former-Yugoslavia / David de Levita --
Part II. Cultural Responses to Collective Trauma --
The traumatized social self : the Parsi predicament in modern Bombay / Tanya M. Luhrmann --
Identities under siege : immigration stress and social mirroring among the children of immigrants / Carola Suarez-Orozco --
Modern Greek and Turkish identities and the psychodynamics of Greek-Turkish relations / Vamik D. Volkan and Norman Itzkowitz --
The violence of non-recognition : becoming a 'conscious' Muslim woman in Turkey / Katherine P. Ewing --
Epilogue / Robert A. LeVine.
Series Title: Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.
Responsibility: edited by Antonius C.G.M. Robben, Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco.
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