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Gulf War Memoirs and Perpetrator Trauma

Alan Gibbs

in Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641147
eISBN:
9781474400794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641147.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 4 examines the consequences of American military action in the Middle East, focusing on a selection of American narratives from the Gulf Wars of 1991 and 2003 onwards. The texts consulted ... More


The Trauma Paradigm and Its Discontents

Alan Gibbs

in Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641147
eISBN:
9781474400794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641147.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Introduction assesses and critiques the notion of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related theories of trauma that have come to be dominant in cultural and literary studies of the ... More


Perpetrator Trauma and Collective Guilt: My Lai

Ronald Eyerman

in Trauma and Transcendence: Suffering and the Limits of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280261
eISBN:
9780823281602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280261.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Among other atrocities of the American war in Vietnam, the My Lai Massacre stands out as a clear illustration of the social pressure to individualize guilt and restrict any attempt to collectivize ... More


Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

Alan Gibbs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641147
eISBN:
9781474400794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641147.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book examines the way American writers present the effects of trauma in their work. Trauma has become an important and influential paradigm for reading contemporary American literature. Too ... More


“Sawwaru Waynkum?”: Human Rights and Social Trauma in Waltz with Bashir

Kamran Rastegar

in Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199390168
eISBN:
9780199390199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390168.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the prevalence of perpetrator traumas in memory practices on recent wars. It begins with a broad overview, discussing the question with regard to American films about the ... More


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