Cultures under Siege Collective Violence and Trauma

ISBN-10: 0521784352

ISBN-13: 9780521784351

Edition: 2000

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Description: Collective violence changes the perpetrators, the victims, and the societies in which it occurs. It targets the body, the psyche, and the socio-cultural order. How do people come to terms with these tragic events, and how are cultures affected by massive outbreaks of violence? This book is a groundbreaking 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 the terrible things that people are capable of doing to each other.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Antonius C. G. M. Robben is Professor of Anthropology at Utrecht University. His books include Political Violence and Trauma in Argentina, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press, as well as the edited volumes Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Survival (with Carolyn Nordstrom) and Cultures Under Siege: Collective Violence and Trauma (with Marcelo Suarez-Orozco).

Marcelo M. Suaacute;rez-Orozco, The Ross University Professor at New York University, is the author and editor of many books includingLatinos: Remaking America(UC Press), co-edited by Mariela Paacute;ez. Vivian Louie is Associate Professor of Education at Harvard University and the author ofCompelled to Excel: Immigration, Education, and Opportunity Among Chinese Americans.Roberto Suro is Professor of Journalism in the Annenberg School of Communication and the author ofStrangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America,among other books.

Introduction
Interdisciplinary perspectives on violence and trauma
The Management of Collective Trauma
Reflections on the prevalence of the uncanny in social violence
The assault on basic trust: disappearance, protest, and reburial in Argentina Antonius
Mitigating discontents with children in war: an ongoing psychoanalytic inquiry
Child psychotherapy as an instrument in cultural research: treating war-traumatized children in former-Yugoslavia
Cultural Responses to Collective Trauma
The traumatized social self: the Parsi predicament in modern Bombay
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
The violence of non-recognition: becoming a 'conscious' Muslim woman in Turkey
Epilogue
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