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Trauma and Public Memory (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2015)

Edited by Lee, C.

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This collection explores the ways in which traumatic experience becomes a part of public memory. It explores the premise that traumatic events are realities; they happen in the world, not in the fantasy life of individuals or in the narrative frames of our televisions and cinemas... read full description below.

ISBN 9781349488063
Barcode 9781349488063
Published 1 January 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2015
Series Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
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ISBN-13 9781349488063
ISBN-10 1349488062
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date 1 January 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2015
Edition 1st ed. 2015th
Author(s) Edited by Lee, C.
Series Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Category Media Studies
Historiography
Social Institutions
Sociology: Family & Relationships
Social Issues
Number of Pages 231
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 3,115g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress History, Historiography, Culture-Study and teaching, Communication, Environmental sociology
NBS Text Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 363.344
Catalogue Code Not specified

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This collection explores the ways in which traumatic experience becomes a part of public memory. It explores the premise that traumatic events are realities; they happen in the world, not in the fantasy life of individuals or in the narrative frames of our televisions and cinemas.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'The genesis of this book is improbable: a peaceful regional city on the top of a range is washed by an inland tsunami. What surfaces in the aftermath are these diverse essays on public memory, communal identity and archives of feeling that mesh interviews and interdisciplinary critique in a transnational frame. This collection presents memory studies with a compelling new collection of historical and contemporary essays on trauma and its after-effects.' - Professor Gillian Whitlock FAHA, University of Queensland, Australia 'Trauma and Public Memory breaks the comfortable and distanced mold of media-circumscribed public memory and exposes us to the complex, contradictory, and seemingly ineffable ways in which personal experiences of the traumatic become collective ones. We read of events so challenging as to defy naming, of events so searing that public memory demands a reassuring narrative, the harm obscured. The editors have preserved the freshness and depth of the conversation among authors, and the unusual organizational scheme of coupling overview essays with interviews and concluding 'reflections' conveys the immediacy and vibrancy of the dialogue among contributors. This book deserves a wide readership and promises to shape the conversation for some time.' - Robert D. Hicks, Director, Mutter Museum/Historical Medical Library, Philadelphia, USA

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Author's Bio

Ross Anderson, consulting psychologist, Australia Lindsay Barrett, University of Technology, Sydney Victor Emeljanow, University of Newcastle, Australia Norman Fry, Toowoomba Regional Council, Australia Richard Gehrmann, University of Southern Queensland, Australia Jane Goodall, University of Western Sydney, Australia Sue Hewitt, Red Cross, Australia Lawrence Johnson, University of Southern Queensland, Australia Christopher Lee, Griffith University, Australia Therese Lee, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia Robert Mason, University of Southern Queensland, Australia Tanya Milligan, Human and Social Response Committee, Australia Geoffrey Parkes, University of Southern Queensland, Australia Wendy Richards, University of Southern Queensland, Australia Lindsay Tuggle, University of Sydney, Australia Mark Willacy, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australia

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