International Handbook of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma / Edition 1

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In this extraordinary new text, the contributors explore the enduring legacy of such social shocks as war, genocide, slavery, tyranny, crime, and disease. Among the cases addressed are: instances of genocide in Turkey, Cambodia, and Russia, the plight of the families of Holocaust survivors, atomic bomb survivors in Japan, and even the children of Nazis, the long-term effects associated with the Vietnam War and the war in Yugoslavia, and the psychology arising from the legacy of slavery in America.

Incl. intergenerational effects of the Japanese American internment; healing the American Indian soul wound etc.

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Researchers and therapists explore the ways in which children of those traumatized by war, torture, and genocide inherit the legacies and memories of their parents, and suggest guidelines for treating second- generation victims. Material is organized in sections on the Nazi Holocaust, WWII, genocide, the Vietnam War, intergenerational effects revealed after the fall of communism, indigenous peoples, repressive regimes, domestic violence and crime, infectious and life-threatening diseases, and the emerging biology of intergenerational trauma. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306457388
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 6/30/1998
  • Series: Springer Series on Stress and Coping
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 710
  • Sales rank: 1,301,161
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: History and Conceptual Foundations 1
Ch. 1 Intergenerational Memory of the Holocaust 21
Ch. 2 Transgenerational Transmission of Effects of the Holocaust: The North American Research Perspective 43
Ch. 3 Transgenerational Effects of the Holocaust: The Israeli Research Perspective 69
Ch. 4 Children of Nazis: A Psychodynamic Perspective 85
Ch. 5 "Who Am I in Relation to My Past, in Relation to the Other?" German and Israeli Students Confront the Holocaust and Each Other 97
Ch. 6 Conflicts in Adjustment: World War II Prisoners of War and Their Families 119
Ch. 7 Intergenerational Effects of the Japanese American Internment 125
Ch. 8 The Second Generation of Hibakusha, Atomic Bomb Survivors: A Psychologist's View 141
Ch. 9 Children of Dutch War Sailors and Civilian Resistance Veterans 147
Ch. 10 Children of Collaborators: From Isolation toward Integration 163
Ch. 11 Intergenerational Effects in Families of World War II Survivors from the Dutch East Indies: Aftermath of Another Dutch War 175
Ch. 12 The Turkish Genocide of the Armenians: Continuing Effects on Survivors and Their Families Eight Decades after Massive Trauma 191
Ch. 13 The Effects of Massive Trauma on Cambodian Parents and Children 211
Ch. 14 Warrior Fathers and Warrior Sons: Intergenerational Aspects of Trauma 225
Ch. 15 Children of Military Personnel Missing in Action in Southeast Asia 243
Ch. 16 The Legacy of Combat Trauma: Clinical Implications of Intergenerational Transmission 257
Ch. 17 Intergenerational Aspects of the Conflict in the Former Yugoslavia 279
Ch. 18 Three Generations within Jewish and non-Jewish German Families after the Unification of Germany 297
Ch. 19 Intergenerational Responses to Social and Political Changes: Transformation of Jewish Identity in Hungary 315
Ch. 20 Intergenerational Aspects of Trauma for Australian Aboriginal People 327
Ch. 21 Healing the American Indian Soul Wound 341
Ch. 22 The Role of Dependency and Colonialism in Generating Trauma in First Nations Citizens: The James Bay Cree 355
Ch. 23 Intergenerational Aspects of Ethnic Conflicts in Africa: The Nigerian Experience 373
Ch. 24 Black Psychological Functioning and the Legacy of Slavery: Myths and Realities 387
Ch. 25 Stalin's Purge and Its Impact on Russian Families 403
Ch. 26 The Social Process and the Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma in Chile 435
Ch. 27 Transmission of Trauma: The Argentine Case 447
Ch. 28 The Impact of Culture on the Transmission of Trauma: Refugees' Stories and Silence Embodied in Their Children's Lives 465
Ch. 29 The Second Bullet: Transgenerational Impacts of the Trauma of Conflict within a South African and World Context 487
Ch. 30 Intergenerational Responses to the Persecution of the Baha'is of Iran 513
Ch. 31 Intergenerational Child Maltreatment 535
Ch. 32 An Examination of Competing Explanations for the Intergenerational Transmission of Domestic Violence 553
Ch. 33 Violence: Effects of Parents' Previous Trauma on Currently Traumatized Children 571
Ch. 34 AIDS and Its Traumatic Effects on Families 587
Ch. 35 Daughters of Breast Cancer Patients: Genetic Legacies and Traumas 603
Ch. 36 Psychobiology of Intergenerational Effects of Trauma: Evidence from Animal Studies 623
Ch. 37 Phenomenology and Psychobiology of the Intergenerational Response to Trauma 639
Ch. 38 Initial Clinical Evidence of Genetic Contributions to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 657
Conclusions and Future Directions 669
Index 691
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