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Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the relation between cultural trauma and collective identity. It explains that cultural trauma occurs when members of a collectivity feel they have been subjected to a ... More


Toward a Theory of Cultural Trauma

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235946
eISBN:
9780520936768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235946.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Traumas are purely happening which break a person or collective actor's sense of well-being. Cultural trauma is an experiential, scientific concept, signifying new meaningful and casual relationships ... More


Psychological Trauma and Cultural Trauma

Neil J. Smelser

in Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235946
eISBN:
9780520936768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235946.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Sigmund Freud, a neurologist and the founder of the psychoanalysis discipline, had characterized the memory of trauma as “a foreign body which long after its entry must continue to be regarded as an ... More


Local Heroine: The Hagiography of Cultural Trauma

Holly Gayley

in Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180528
eISBN:
9780231542753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 examines the hagiographic portrait of Tāre Lhamo as a local heroine during the years leading up to and including the Cultural Revolution. The representation of this period in her ... More


The Lost Ones: Post-Gatekeeper Border Fictions and the Construction of Cultural Trauma

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062594
eISBN:
9780813051611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062594.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter considers novels including The Guardians by Ana Castillo, Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande, and Highwire Moon by Susan Straight, which represent border crossing deaths and ... More


Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Holly Gayley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180528
eISBN:
9780231542753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Love Letters from Golok chronicles the courtship between two Buddhist tantric masters, Tare Lhamo (1938–2002) and Namtrul Rinpoche (1944–2011), and their passion for reinvigorating Buddhism in ... More


Opening Up “Closure”: Redefining a Controversial Term

Jody Lyneé Madeira

in Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter attempts to redefine the term “closure” as applied in the context of the Oklahoma City bombing. By disturbing, inflaming, and frustrating family members and survivors, the Oklahoma City ... More


Introduction

David M. Smith and Margaret Greenfields

in Gypsies and Travellers in housing: The decline of Nomadism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847428738
eISBN:
9781447310969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428738.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The introduction sets out the main themes to be addressed in the book and discusses the concepts of cultural trauma, collective resilience and resistance. The relevance of these concepts to ... More


Gypsies and Travellers in housing: The decline of Nomadism

David M. Smith and Margaret Greenfields

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847428738
eISBN:
9781447310969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428738.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This groundbreaking study examines two neglected areas in studies of housing and minority groups and of social relations between different marginalized communities. First, the book examines the ... More


“But I Want Sincerity So Badly!”: The Perestroika Years and Onward

Ellen Rutten

in Sincerity After Communism: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300213980
eISBN:
9780300224832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300213980.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the genesis and development of a trend that interprets (post-)postmodern paradigms as vehicles for coping with cultural trauma, and how that trend plays out in contemporary ... More


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