Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 326 pages, 1 line illustration
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 19/03/2004
- Category: Sociology & anthropology
- ISBN: 9780520235953
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