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Living with the aftermath : trauma, nostalgia and grief in post-war Australia

Author: Joy Damousi
Publisher: Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text on shifting patterns of mourning and grief focuses on the experiences of Australian women who lost their husbands during World War II, and the wars in Korea and Vietnam. It makes use of oral testimonies to illustrate how widows internalized the traumas of their husband's war experience.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Damousi
ISBN: 0521802180 9780521802185 0521574595 9780521574594
OCLC Number: 1058005035
Language Note: English.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 240 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. War widows remember --
3. The wars --
4. Memories of death: Loss, nostalgia and regret --
5. The question of silence --
6. Marriage wars --
7. 'Overlooked': Korean and Vietnam war widows --
8. Death, solitude, and renewal --
9. Conclusion.
Other Titles: Trauma, nostalgia and grief in post-war Australia
Responsibility: Joy Damousi.

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This text on shifting patterns of mourning and grief focuses on the experiences of Australian women who lost their husbands during World War II, and the wars in Korea and Vietnam. It makes use of oral testimonies to illustrate how widows internalized the traumas of their husband's war experience.

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