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Genocide and mass violence : memory, symptom, and recovery

Genocide and mass violence : memory, symptom, and recovery

Author: Devon E Hinton; Alexander Laban Hinton
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Examines, from a cross-cultural perspective, the effects of mass trauma on multiple levels of a group or society and the recovery processes and sources of resilience.
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Genre/Form: Case Reports
Case studies
Études de cas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Devon E Hinton; Alexander Laban Hinton
ISBN: 9781107069541 1107069548 9781107694699 1107694698 1316164519 9781316164518
OCLC Number: 884570848
Description: xvii, 434 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Vietnam War traumas / Heonik Kwon --
Haunted by Aceh : specters of violence in post-Suharto Indonesia / Byron J. Good --
Remembering and ill health in post-invasion Kuwait : topographies, collaborations, and mediations / Conerly Casey --
"Behaves like a rooster and cries like a (four-eyed) canine" : the politics and poetics of depression and psychiatry in Iran / Orkideh Behrouzan and Michael M.J. Fisher --
Embodying the distant past : Holocaust descendant narratives of the lived presence of the genocidal past / Carol A. Kidron --
Half-disciplined chaos : thoughts on contingency, story, and trauma / Vincent Crapanzano --
"The spirits enter me to force me to be a communist" : political embodiment, idioms of distress, spirit possession, and thought disorder in Bali / Robert Lemelson --
"Everything here is temporary" : psychological distress and suffering among Iraqi refugees in Egypt / Nadia El-Shaarawi --
Key idioms of distress and PTSD among rural Cambodians : the results of a needs-assessment survey / Devon E. Hinton, Alexander L. Hinton and Kok-Thay Eng --
Attack of the grotesque : suffering, sleep paralysis, and distress during the Sierra Leone war / Doug Henry --
The chaplain turns to God : negotiating post-traumatic stress disorder in the American military / Erin Finley --
Acehnese women's tales of traumatic experience, resilience, and recovery / Mary-Jo Delvecchio Good --
Rwanda's Gacaca trials : toward a new nationalism or business as usual? / Christopher C. Taylor --
Pasts imperfect : talking about justice with former combatants in Colombia / Kimberly Theidon --
Atrocity and non-sense : the ethnographic study of dehumanization / Alexandra Pillen --
Growing up on the front line : coming to terms with war-related loss in Gonagala, Sri Lanka / Kenneth E. Miller and Sulani Perera --
The role of traditional rituals for the reintegration and psychosocial well-being of child soldiers in Nepal / Brandon Kohrt --
Commentary : wrestling with the angels of history: memory, symptom, and intervention / Laurence J. Kirmayer.
Responsibility: edited by Devon E. Hinton, Harvard University, Alexander L. Hinton, Rutgers University.


What are the effects of mass trauma and genocide, and how does recovery occur? How do responses and recovery processes vary across cultural groups and historical periods? This book examines the  Read more...


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'Fascinating, compelling and challenging, Genocide and Mass Violence is terrific for reading and teaching. Trauma is one of the great topics of our age, yet we still do not understand trauma deeply, Read more...

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