Memory, War and Trauma by Nigel C. HuntMemory, War and Trauma by Nigel C. Hunt

Memory, War and Trauma

byNigel C. Hunt

Paperback | July 5, 2010

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Many millions of people are affected by the trauma of war. Psychologists have a good understanding of how experiences of war impact on memory, but the significance of external environmental influences is often disregarded. 'Memory, War and Trauma' focuses on our understanding of the psychosocial impact of war in its broadest sense. Nigel C. Hunt argues that, in order to understand war trauma, it is critical to develop an understanding not only of the individual perspective but also of how societal and cultural factors impact on the outcome of an individual's experience. This is a compelling book which helps to demonstrate why some people suffer from post-traumatic stress while other people don't, and how narrative understanding is important to the healing process. Its multidisciplinary perspective will enable a deeper understanding of both individual traumatic stress and the structures of memory.
Title:Memory, War and TraumaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:July 5, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052171625X

ISBN - 13:9780521716253

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Table of Contents

1. Background and purpose; 2. Historical perspective; 3. Methods and ethics; 4. Current theory: post-traumatic stress disorder; 5. Approaches to understanding trauma; 6. Positive outcomes of traumatic experiences; 7. Memory and history; 8. Personal narrative and social discourse; 9. Illustrating narrative as a scientific technique: the role of social support; 10. Ageing, trauma and memory; 11. Literature and trauma; 12. Memorialisation and commemoration; 13. Battlefield tours; 14. Conclusions and future directions.

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"....Hunt's book, Memory, War and Trauma highlights the limitations of current empirical approaches to studying war trauma and presents a narrative methodology that he argues will better capture the unique individual experience of trauma.... this book will be a benefit to psychologists who study and treat individuals touched by war because it will encourage them to think beyond traditional approaches to research and treatment." --Andrea R. Ashbaugh and Alain Brunet, Canadian Psychology/ Psychologie Canadienne