The struggle against torture as a 'trauma process'

Mukamel, Maya. 2016. The struggle against torture as a 'trauma process'. In: Jose Bruner and Galia Plotikin, eds. Beyond the consulting room: Psychological discourse in contemporary culture. Tel Aviv: Resling, pp. 99-125. [Book Section]

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The chapter analyses the struggle against torture as an example of what Jeffrey Alexander terms a ‘trauma process,’ that is, the social process of turning an event into a recognized collective trauma in the social and political spheres. It compares between NGOs’ struggles to gain recognition for torture as a traumatic injury and feminist struggle for recognition of sexual violence and abuse as collective traumas. Particular emphasis is given to the role of mental health professional in these processes. Implications for strategies are discussed.

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Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS) > Unit for Psychotherapeutic Studies



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21 Jul 2018 15:37

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