Memory, War and Trauma (Hardcover)

Author: Hunt, Nigel C.

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`An imaginative and highly readable introduction to the study of the lifelong personal consequences of war. The author demonstrates a lively personal engagement with his subject and has the necessary wide range of interests, from the biological and social sciences to the humanities, to do it justice.' Peter G. Coleman Professor of Pschogerontology, University of Southampton

`Nigel Hunt's Memory, War and Trauma is a must-read for military and other psychologists and mental health workers together with many others, including historians, social scientists and writers, who may have an interest in the topic. The book provides a very readable overview of the area with a particular focus on the roles of personal narrative and social discourse and on the perspective shown from literature.' Dr Jamie Hacker Hughes Head of Defence Clinical Psychology, Ministry of Defence

Many millions of people are affected by the trauma of war. Psychologists have a good understanding of how experiences of war impact on memory, but the significance of external environmental influences is often disregarded. Memory, War and Trauma focuses on our understanding of the psychosocial impact of war in its broadest sense. Nigel C. Hunt argues that, in order to understand war trauma, it is critical to develop an understanding not only of the individual perspective but also of how societal and cultural factors impact on the outcome of an individual's experience. This is a compelling book which helps to demonstrate why some people suffer from post-traumatic stress while other people don't, and how narrative understanding is important to the healing process. Its multidisciplinary perpective will enable a deeper understanding of both individual traumatic stress and the structures of memory.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521887847
SKU 213788186
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521887844
Release Date 7/1/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0232
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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