Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition: A Global Dialogue on Historical Trauma and Memory

Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition: A Global Dialogue on Historical Trauma and Memory

The authors in this volume explore the interconnected issues of intergenerational trauma and traumatic memory in societies with a history of collective violence across the globe. Each chapter’s discussion offers a critical reflection on historical trauma and its repercussions and how memory can be used as a basis for dialogue and transformation. The perspectives include, among others, the healing journeys of three generations of a family of Holocaust survivors and their dialogue with third generation German students over time: traumatic memories of the British concentration camps in South Africa; reparations and reconciliation in the context of the historical trauma of Aboriginal Australians; and the use of the arts as a strategy of dialogue and transformation. This book was edited by Professor Pumla Gobodo – Madikizela, former Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner.

Pages: 365

ISBN :  9783847406136

Publish Year: July 2016

Publisher: Barbara Budrich Publishers

 

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