Kaplan s work focuses on collective trauma and individual trauma, built on memories mixed with fantasies of prior catastrophes, on the particular cultural and political context within which a catastrophe takes place, and especially how it is managed by institutional forces The divergence of European and American perspectives on 9 11 attacks underpin the real psychological trauma of a terror attack and processes of signification by exposure The same argument could be extended in the consumption of media within the Palestinian Territories, Israel, and internationally Leaders have now become risk managers for populations in an increasingly pictorial discourse they have the ultimate symbolic power. This recent addition otthe trauma literature approaches the issue predominantly from a perspective of cultural analysis looking for traces of the impacts of trauma in writings, media and other sources of cultural material It covers some interesting theoretical territory including psychological impacts, sociological impacts and ethical expressions Kaplan s choice of materials to consider may not be familiar to many contemporary audiences and as such may not have the greatest impact They do however effectively illustrative her key points. I haven t actually read this whole book yet, but working on getting back to it. It May Be Said That Every Trauma Is Two Traumas Or Ten Thousand Depending On The Number Of People Involved How One Experiences And Reacts To An Event Is Unique And Depends Largely On One S Direct Or Indirect Positioning, Personal Psychic History, And Individual Memories But Equally Important To The Experience Of Trauma Are The Broader Political And Cultural Contexts Within Which A Catastrophe Takes Place And How It Is Managed By Institutional Forces, Including The Media In Trauma Culture, E Ann Kaplan Explores The Relationship Between The Impact Of Trauma On Individuals And On Entire Cultures And Nations Arguing That Humans Possess A Compelling Need To Draw Meaning From Personal Experience And To Communicate What Happens To Others, She Examines The Artistic, Literary, And Cinematic Forms That Are Often Used To Bridge The Individual And Collective Experience A Number Of Case Studies, Including Sigmund Freud S Moses And Monotheism, Marguerite Duras La Douleur, Sarah Kofman S Rue Ordener, Rue Labat, Alfred Hitchcock S Spellbound, And Tracey Moffatt S Night Cries, Reveal How Empathy Can Be Fostered Without The Sensationalistic Element That Typifies The Media From World War II To , This Passionate Study Eloquently Navigates The Contentious Debates Surrounding Trauma Theory And Persuasively Advocates The Responsible Sharing And Translating Of Catastrophe
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- 208 pages
- Trauma Culture: The Politics of Terror and Loss in Media and Literature
- E. Ann Kaplan
- 24 September 2017 E. Ann Kaplan