Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity
University of California Press, Mar 22, 2004 - Social Science - 304 pages
In this collaboratively authored work, five distinguished sociologists develop an ambitious theoretical model of "cultural trauma"—and on this basis build a new understanding of how social groups interact with emotion to create new and binding understandings of social responsibility. Looking at the "meaning making process" as an open-ended social dialogue in which strikingly different social narratives vie for influence, they outline a strongly constructivist approach to trauma and apply this theoretical model in a series of extensive case studies, including the Nazi Holocaust, slavery in the United States, and September 11, 2001.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Psychological Trauma and Cultural Trauma
Cultural Trauma Slavery and the Formation of African American Identity
The Trauma of Perpetrators The Holocaust as the Traumatic Reference of German National Identity
The Trauma of Social Change A Case of Postcommunist Societies
Other editions - View all
affect African American antisemitism associated atrocities attacks audience Auschwitz became become black nationalism camps CBOS Bulletin century civil collective guilt collective identity collective memory collective trauma communist construction context coping created crimes cultural trauma debates defense defined democracy democratic developed discourse dominant economic Elijah Muhammad emerged ethnic evil example experience Freud genocide German groups Holocaust human identified individual intellectuals involved Jewish mass Jews Kristallnacht Malcolm X mass killings mass media mass murder means ment modern moral movement national identity national trauma Nazi Nazism Negro past percent perpetrators perspective PIOTR SZTOMPKA political postwar present progressive narrative psychological psychological trauma racial radical reconstruction reference remember representation represented responsibility ritual role sense situations slave slavery Smelser social society story strategies suffering symbolic Sztompka threat tion tive tragedy tragic trauma drama trauma process traumatic event traumatogenic change United universal victims Western