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Cultures under Siege


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Introduction; 1. Interdisciplinary perspectives on violence and trauma Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Antonius C. G. M. Robben; Part I. The Management of Collective Trauma: 2. Reflections on the prevalence of the uncanny in social violence Yolanda Gampel; 3. The assault on basic trust: disappearance, protest, and reburial in Argentina Antonius C. G. M. Robben; 4. Mitigating discontents with children in war: an ongoing psychoanalytic inquiry Roberta J. Apfel and Bennett Simon; 5. Child psychotherapy as an instrument in cultural research: treating war-traumatized children in former-Yugoslavia David de Levita; Part II. Cultural Responses to Collective Trauma: 6. The traumatized social self: the Parsi predicament in modern Bombay Tanya M. Luhrmann; 7. Identities under siege: immigration stress and social mirroring among the children of immigrants Carola Suarez-Orozco; 8. Modern Greek and Turkish identities and the psychodynamics of Greek-Turkish relations Vamik D. Volkan and Norman Itzkowitz; 9. The violence of non-recognition: becoming a 'conscious' Muslim woman in Turkey Katherine P. Ewing; Epilogue Robert A. LeVine.

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Interdisciplinary study of collective violence offering insights into darker side of humanity.


'This book deserves to be read, not only by anthropologists and psychoanalysts, but also by every rational being ... the book manages to indicate how an interdisciplinary approach can be developed between psychoanalysis and anthropology, leading to enriched understanding of the effects of collective trauma and violence.' South African Journal of International Affairs '... an important shared project of understanding how the trauma of social violence not only damages cultures and individuals, but is also incorporated into their self-image.' Psychotherapy and Politics International

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