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Mairi Emma Neeves bio When post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD was officially recognized by the American Psychiatric Association init marked a breakthrough for those who believed that the condition played a defining role in shaping contemporary culture.
In highlighting the suffering of various groups of marginalized peoples for example, oppressed women, war veterans, victims of genocide, the sexually or physically abused, and the terminally illtrauma studies draws attention to those who are often forgotten.
It highlights the importance of addressing the pain of wounds to the psyche in order for individuals and collective groups to recover. This represents a natural progression within critical studies, which, since the s, has increasingly highlighted the experiences of minority groups.
However, trauma studies have to date been largely pre-occupied with Western experiences of and Western perspectives on trauma.
This is mainly the [End Page ] consequence of ongoing negotiations with the Holocaust, which have produced the most fruitful critical discourse on trauma and out of which trauma studies emerged in the s. This field has incorporated many disciplines, including psychoanalysis, history, literature, film, photography, art, and even science.
A great deal of trauma studies argues for the centrality of the Holocaust to the current age. As Huyssen suggests, written large is the command to remember, and forgetting is chastised as somehow unethical, politically incorrect, or worse. At the same time, unspeakable repetitions occur all the time—in reality and on TV.
What good was memory here? Thus we should not look to all this memory work as a prop to our conscience.
It does have its insidious, compensatory side. The Holocaust is a screen memory. We have to face the hard question: It is this connection between two traumatic events the second proving evocative of the earlier childhood experience that she believes contributed to her experience of traumatic symptoms including repetition, flashbacks, and [End Page ] numbness.
All appeared to show the catastrophe pushing established notions of individual and collective identity to their limits. For example, she notes the solidarity apparently shared by locals as they attempted to make sense of what had happened.
This project influenced official media representations, and ultimately proved to be a source of disillusionment for Kaplan as she realized that the perspective adopted by the media assumed a commonality which did not bear out in reality: Many Arab and Muslim individuals have been and continue to be arrested or interrogated.
There is an entire spectrum of responses to the attacks, a diversity of interpretations. It has become its own phenomenon, with circles spreading out like those from a stone thrown into a pond.
The dilemma of addressing collective trauma when national identities are in flux and the struggle to gain agency as an oppressed or marginalized individual are central features of postcolonial studies.
This context provides a space to respond to these questions, so writes Robert Young: Petar Ramadanovic claims that literature is uniquely placed to perform such a task: What makes literature into the privileged…site of trauma is the fact that literature as an art form can contain and present an aspect of experience [End Page ] which was not experienced or processed fully.
Literature, in other words, because of its sensible and representational character, because of its figurative language, is a channel and a medium for a transmission of trauma which does not need to be apprehended in order to be present in a text or…in order to be witnessed.
Literature is central to both postcolonialism and trauma studies because it is a key mode to which trauma victims and postcolonial subjects frequently take recourse in order to process their experiences.Clarke's Bookshop (established in ) is situated in Cape Town, South Africa and carries both new and second hand books on Southern Africa.
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