Tense Past: Cultural Essays in Trauma and Memory

1st Edition

Paul Antze, Michael Lambek

Routledge
Published September 10, 1996
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780415915632 - CAT# RT1479

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Summary

Tense Past provides a much needed appraisal and contextualization of the upsurge of interest in questions of memory and trauma evident in multiple personality and post-traumatic stress disorders, child abuse, and commemoration of the Holocaust. Contributors examine the historical origins of memory in psychiatric discourse and show its connection to broader developments in Western science and medicine. They address the new links between trauma and memory, and they explore how memory shapes the way traumatic events are put into narrative form. They also consider the social and political contexts in which sufferers speak and remember.

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