Haunting Legacies: Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma

Haunting Legacies: Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma

by Gabriele Schwab

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231526357
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 784 KB

About the Author

Gabriele Schwab is Chancellor's Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. Her books in English include Derrida, Deleuze, Psychoanalysis; Accelerating Possessions: Global Futures of Property and Personhood; and The Mirror and the Killer-Queen: Otherness in Literary Language.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
2. Writing Against Memory and Forgetting
3. Haunting Legacies: Trauma in Children of Perpetrators
4. Identity Trouble: Guilt, Shame, and Idealization
5. Replacement Children: The Transgenerational Transmission of Traumatic Loss
6. Deadly Intimacy: The Politics and Psychic Life of Torture
Bibliography
Index

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Michael Levine

In this highly original and courageous study, Gabriele Schwab breaks new ground in the study of trauma and its intergenerational transmission, doing so through a special focus on the long-term effects of violent histories on the generations of both victims and perpetrators.

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