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Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of the First World War


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.Introduction Jason Crouthamel (Grand Valley State University) and Peter Leese (University of Copenhagen).-.Part I: Battles over Representations and Perceptions of Traumatized Men.-.1. Losing Face: trauma and maxillofacial injury in the First World War Fiona Reid (University of South Wales).-.2. Male Hysterics: Screening Silent Resistance -- Subtle Agency in European Cinematography of War Hysteria in the First World War Julia Barbara Koehne (Humboldt University, Berlin).-.3. "Always had a pronouncedly psychopathic predisposition". The Significance of Social Class and Military Rank in the German Psychiatric Discourse on Officers' Neuroses in the First World War Gundula Gahlen (Free University, Berlin).-.Part II: Traumatized Civilians in the Wake of the Great War.-.4. Violence, Trauma, and Memory in Ireland: the Psychological Impact of War and Revolution on a Liminal Society, 1916-1923 Justin Dolan Stover (Idaho State University).-.5. Gender, Memory and the Great War: the Politics of War Victimhood in Interwar Germany Silke Fehlemann (Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf) and Nils Loeffelbein (Goethe-Universitat, Frankfurt am Main).-.6. Subjectivities in the aftermath: Children of Disabled Soldiers in Britain between the Wars Michael Roper (University of Essex).-.7. "Entrenched from Life": The Impossible Reintegration of Traumatized French Veterans of the Great War Marie Derrien (Rhone-Alpes Laboratory of Historical Research in Lyon).-.Part III: Traumatized Medical Cultures.-.8. Making Sense of War Neurosis in Yugoslavia Heike Karge (Regensburg University).-.9. "Everything ruined, which seemed most stable in the world..." - The German Medical Profession, the First World War and the road to the "Third Reich" Livia Prull (University of Mainz).-.10. Medical Experiences with Violence and Starvation in Psychiatry: The First World War as a Catalyst for the National Socialist 'Euthanasia' Program Philipp Rauh (University of Erlangen, Nuremberg).-.Part IV: A Coda on Trauma.-

.11. Toward a Global History of Trauma Mark S. Micale (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).

About the Author

Jason Crouthamel is an Associate Professor of history at Grand Valley State University, USA. He is the author of An Intimate History of the Front: Masculinity, Sexuality and German Soldiers in the First World War (2014) and The Great War and German Memory: Society, Politics and Psychological Trauma, 1914-1945 (2009). He is also the co-editor, with Peter Leese, of Traumatic Memories of World War Two and After (2016).

Peter Leese is Associate Professor of History at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His publications include Shell Shock: Traumatic Neurosis and the British Soldiers of the First World War (2002), Britain Since 1945: Aspects of Identity (2006). Together with Jason Crouthamel he is also the co-editor of Traumatic Memories of World War Two and After (2016).


"This volume is an important ... addition to the myriad histories of trauma and opens new avenues for research about disabled veterans in modern societies. ... Crouthamel and Leese have put forth an important collection. And though the field of trauma studies already has a vibrant historiography, it seems to have an equally rich future if this volume is any indication." (Evan Sullivan, H-Net Reviews, h-net.org, March, 2021)

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