Cultures under Siege: Collective Violence and Trauma / Edition 1

Cultures under Siege: Collective Violence and Trauma / Edition 1

by Antonius C. G. M. Robben
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521784351
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology Series, #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
1,287,270
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of contributors
Interdisciplinary perspectives on violence and trauma1
Reflections on the prevalence of the uncanny in social violence48
The assault on basic trust: disappearance, protest, and reburial in Argentina70
Mitigating discontents with children in war: an ongoing psychoanalytic inquiry102
Child psychotherapy as an instrument in cultural research: treating war-traumatized children in the former Yugoslavia131
The traumatized social self: the Parsi predicament in modern Bombay158
Identities under siege: immigration stress and social mirroring among the children of immigrants194
Modern Greek and Turkish identities and the psychodynamics of Greek-Turkish relations227
The violence of non-recognition: becoming a 'conscious' Muslim woman in Turkey248
Epilogue272
Index276

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