Decolonizing Trauma Studies: Trauma and Postcolonialism by Sonya AndermahrDecolonizing Trauma Studies: Trauma and Postcolonialism by Sonya Andermahr

Decolonizing Trauma Studies: Trauma and Postcolonialism

Guest editorSonya Andermahr

Hardcover | May 20, 2016

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This Special Issue aims to explore the complex and contested relationship between Trauma Studies and postcolonial theory, focusing on the possibilities for creating a decolonized trauma theory that takes account of the suffering of minority groups and non-Western cultures, broadly defined as cultures beyond Western Europe and North America. The issue builds on the insights of, inter alia, Stef Craps’s book, Postcolonial Witnessing, and responds to his challenge to interrogate and move beyond a Eurocentric trauma paradigm.

Title:Decolonizing Trauma Studies: Trauma and PostcolonialismFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:218 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.75 inPublished:May 20, 2016Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3038421952

ISBN - 13:9783038421955


Table of Contents

"Decolonizing Trauma Studies: Trauma and Postcolonialism"-IntroductionDecolonizing Trauma Theory: Retrospect and ProspectsThe Question of "Solidarity" in Postcolonial Trauma Fiction: Beyond the Recognition PrincipleDecolonizing Trauma: A Study of Multidirectional Memory in Zadie Smith's "The Embassy of Cambodia"A Journey across Multidirectional Connections: Linda Grant's The Cast Iron ShoreAustralian Aboriginal Memoir and Memory: A Stolen Generations Trauma NarrativeOranges and Sunshine: The Story of a Traumatic EncounterManilaner's Holocaust Meets Manileños' Colonisation: Cross-Traumatic Affiliations and Postcolonial Considerations in Trauma StudiesPostcolonial Trauma Theory in the Contact Zone: The Strategic Representation of Grief in Edwidge Danticat's Claire of the Sea LightDecolonization of Trauma and Memory Politics: Insights from Eastern EuropeShock and Awe: Trauma as the New Colonial FrontierDecolonizing Trauma Studies Round-Table Discussion