Interdisciplinary Handbook of Trauma and Culture

Editors: Gurevitz, David, Ataria, Yochai, and Pedaya, Haviva
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media

Single-User Purchase Price: $169.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: Not Available
ISBN: 978-3-31-929402-5
Category: Health & Medicine - Medicine
Image Count: 4
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This lofty volume analyzes a circular cultural relationship: not only how trauma is reflected in cultural processes and products, but also how trauma itself acts as a critical shaper of literature, the visual and performing arts, architecture, and religion and mythmaking.

Share this

Table of Contents

    • Dedication
    • Introduction
    • Acknowledgements
    • Contributors
    • Part I Representations of Trauma
    • 1 Literature as Trauma:​ The Postmodern Option-Franz Kafka and Cormac Mccarthy - David Gurevitz
    • 2 Cultural Trauma and the Media - Allen Meek
    • 3 Television:​ A Traumatic Culture - Dan Arav
    • 4 Popular Trauma Culture:​ The Pain of Others Between Holocaust Tropes and Kitsch-Sentimental Melodrama - Anne Rothe
    • 5 The Trauma of Modernism: Between Existential Indeterminacy and Allegoresis - Dennis Sobolev
    • 6 Before Recognition:​ On the Aesthetics of Aftermath - Lisa Saltzman
    • 7 From Hiroshima to Fukushima:​ Comics and Animation as Subversive Agents of Memory in Japan - Ory Bartal
    • 8 Performative Recollection:​ Koizumi Meiro Representations of Kamikaze Pilots and the Trauma of the Asia-Pacific War in Japan - Ayelet Zohar
    • 9 Architecture and Trauma - Teresa Stoppani
    • 10 Art as the Transport-Station of Trauma - Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger
    • Part II Theory of Trauma
    • 11 The Trauma of Philosophy - Frank Seeburger
    • 12 Irresponsible Nonsense:​ An Epistemological and Ethical Critique of Postmodern Trauma Theory - Anne Rothe
    • 13 The Death of the Witness in the Era of Testimony:​ Primo Levi and Georges Perec - Yochai Ataria
    • 14 Walking, Walking Out, and Walking Through:​ Transitional Space and Traumatic Time - Haviva Pedaya
    • 15 Trauma and Monotheism:​ Sigmund Freud's Moses and Monotheism and the Possibility of Writing a Traumatic History of Religion - Koji Yamashiro
    • 16 The Crisis of Manhood - Yochai Ataria
    • 17 Laius Complex and Shocks of Maternality:​ With Franz Kafka and Sylvia Plath - Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger
    • 18 Fear, Trauma, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder:​ Clinical, Neurobiological, and Cultural Perspectives - Mikael Rubin, Maya Neria and Yuval Neria
    • Part III Case Studies of Collective Trauma
    • 19 Some Reflections on Transmitting the Memory of the Holocaust and its Implications, Particularly in Israel - Saul Friedländer
    • 20 Placing Collective Trauma Within Its Social Context:​ The Case of 9/​11 Attacks - Emily Joyner, Katharine Reiner van der Hoorn, Ari Platt, Mikael Rubin, Erel Shvil and Yuval Neria
    • 21 Masculinity, Spirituality, and Male Wartime Sexual Trauma - R. Ruard Ganzevoort and Srdjan Sremac
    • 22 Killing the Killer:​ Rampage and Gun Rights as a Syndrome - Kirby Farrell
    • 23 Loss, Traumatic Bereavement, and Mourning Culture:​ The Israel Example - Eliezer Witztum, Ruth Malkinson and Simon Shimshon Rubin
    • 24 Fear and Silence in Burma and Indonesia:​ Comparing Two National Tragedies and Two Individual Outcomes of Trauma - Robert Lemelson and Seinenu M. Thein-Lemelson
    • Conclusion: Trauma and Culture: How Trauma Can Shape the Human Mind - Yuval Neria and Yochai Ataria