The Trauma Controversy: Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Dialogues

The Trauma Controversy: Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Dialogues

by Kristen Brown Golden
     
 

ISBN-10: 1438428200

ISBN-13: 9781438428208

Pub. Date: 10/08/2009

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Provides multiple and accessible perspectives on trauma both as a condition and as a cultural phenomenon.

More than a psychiatric or spiritual condition, trauma is an experience that exceeds the capacity of language to fix and settle it. As trauma crosses the lives of individuals and erupts into cultural and historical collectivities, it invites comparison

Overview

Provides multiple and accessible perspectives on trauma both as a condition and as a cultural phenomenon.

More than a psychiatric or spiritual condition, trauma is an experience that exceeds the capacity of language to fix and settle it. As trauma crosses the lives of individuals and erupts into cultural and historical collectivities, it invites comparison with psychological dilemmas. But how best to compare individual and social trauma? What is the relationship between physical trauma and psychic trauma? How do cultures recover from trauma? To address these and other questions, the essays in The Trauma Controversy plumb the significance of various notions of trauma from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Adopting psychoanalytic, clinical, historical, anthropological, and philosophical frameworks as well as engaging the ideas of a diverse range of thinkers, including Merleau-Ponty, Freud, Foucault, Heidegger, and Kristeva, The Trauma Controversy takes a productive and important step in advancing our understanding of trauma.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438428208
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/08/2009
Series:
SUNY series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences Series
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

1. Introduction
Kristen Brown Golden and Bettina Bergo

PART 1. TRAUMA AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PHENOMENOLOGY

2. A Late Adventure of the Feelings: Loss, Trauma, and the Limits of Psychoanalysis
Gregg M. Horowitz

3. Overcoming the Confusion of Loss and Trauma: The Need of Thinking Historically
Sara Beardsworth

4.Trauma and Speech as Bodily Adaptation in Merleau-Ponty
Kristen Brown Golden

PART 2. TRAUMA AND BODILY MEMORY: POETICS AND NEUROSCIENCE

5. Trauma and the Impossibility of Experience
Idit Dobbs-Weinstein

6.Trauma’s Presentation
Charles E. Scott

PART 3. TRAUMA AND CLINICAL APPROACHES

7.Crime and Memory
Judith Lewis Herman, M.D.

8.An Elephant in the Room: The Impact ofTraumatic Stress on Individuals and Groups
Sandra L. Bloom, M.D.

PART 4. TRAUMA AND RECENT CULTURAL HISTORY

9.The Snake That Bites: The Albanian Experience of Collective Trauma as Reflected in an Evolving Landscape
Michael L. Galaty, Sharon R. Stocker, and Charles Watkinson

10.Traumatic Life: Violence, Pain, and Responsiveness in Heidegger
Eric Sean Nelson

11.Trauma and Hysteria: A Tale of Passions and Reversal
Bettina Bergo

PART 5. AFTERWORD

12.Terror’s Wake: Trauma and Its Subjects
Michael Lambek

List of Contributors
Index

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