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.
Tanya Marie Luhrmann - Stanford University
Douglas W. Hollan - University of California, Los Angeles
Mark Nichter - Regents’ Professor and Professor of Anthropology, Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Arizona
Didier Fassin - James D. Wolfensohn Professor, Institute for Advanced Study
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