Genocide and Mass Violence

Genocide and Mass Violence

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What are the legacies of genocide and mass violence for individuals and the social worlds in which they live, and what are the local processes of recovery? Genocide and Mass Violence aims to examine, from a cross-cultural perspective, the effects of mass trauma on multiple levels of a group or society and the recovery processes and sources of resilience. How do particular individuals recall the trauma? How do ongoing reconciliation processes and collective representations of the trauma impact the group? How does the trauma persist in 'symptoms'? How are the effects of trauma transmitted across generations in memories, rituals, symptoms, and interpersonal processes? What are local healing resources that aid recovery? To address these issues, this book brings into conversation psychological and medical anthropologists, psychiatrists, psychologists and historians. The theoretical implications of the chapters are examined in detail using several analytic frameworks.In the spring of 2007, I sat down at a cafAc in San Antonio, Texas, to talk with a recently retired army officer, whom I will call ... spent much of the early Iraq war in Baghdad, offering spiritual guidance and counseling to American service members there. ... were raised on after-school reruns of the 1970s show The Brady Bunch, with its mild portrayal of suburban family life, ... a clinical diagnosis in the American Psychiatric Associationa#39;s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, anbsp;...

Title:Genocide and Mass Violence
Author:Devon Emerson Hinton, Alexander Laban Hinton
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-11-30


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