Those Who Come After: Postmemory, Acknowledgement And Forgiveness by Stephen FroshThose Who Come After: Postmemory, Acknowledgement And Forgiveness by Stephen Frosh

Those Who Come After: Postmemory, Acknowledgement And Forgiveness

byStephen Frosh

Hardcover | April 26, 2019

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This book explores the legacies of suffering in relation to 'those who come after' ' the descendants of victims, survivors and perpetrators of traumatic events. It draws on recent discussions of 'postmemory' and 'haunting' that are concerned mainly with the transgenerational impact of personal and social trauma. It examines how we are connected to past events for which we have no direct responsibility yet in which we might in some way be 'implicated' and it asks how we might attain a position of active witnessing that helps resolve the suffering of others.Those Who Come Afterincludes vivid accounts of witnessing from a variety of perspectives, ranging from Biblical and Jewish stories to contemporary art and music. The book draws on psychosocial studies and psychoanalysis to help make sense of this material and to develop an understanding of acknowledgment and responsibility that is both ethical and emancipatory.Those Who Come Afterwill be of great interest to readers in psychosocial studies and psychoanalysis and to all who are concerned with the question of how to put past suffering to rest.

Stephen Frosh is Professor in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. He was previously a consultant clinical psychologist at the Tavistock Clinic, London, UK. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, an academic associate of the British Psychoanalytical Society, a founding member of the A...
Title:Those Who Come After: Postmemory, Acknowledgement And ForgivenessFormat:HardcoverDimensions:246 pagesPublished:April 26, 2019Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030148521

ISBN - 13:9783030148522


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Postmemory
Chapter 2: Traces and Remains: A Jewish Ghost Story?
Chapter 3: Beyond Recognition: The Politics of Encounter
Chapter 4: Acknowledgement and Responsibility
Chapter 5: Atonement
Chapter 6: Being There
Chapter 7: Different Trains: An Essay in Memorialising
Chapter 8: What We are Left With