Trauma and Meaning Making

9781848884557

Trauma and Meaning Making

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Edited by Danielle Schaub and Elspeth McInnes

Year: 2016

Format: Paperback

Trauma and Meaning Making highlights multiple practices of meaning making after individuals and communities experience trauma, drawing links between creative arts, textual analysis, public and collective communication, psychology and psychotherapy, memory and memorial.

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Trauma and Meaning Making highlights multiple practices of meaning making after traumatic events in the lives of individuals and communities. Meaning making consists both in a personal journey towards a new way to exist and live in a world shattered by trauma and in public politics locating and defining what has happened. In both perspectives, the collection evaluates the impact achieved by naming the victim/s and thus the right of the victim/s to suffer from its aftermath or by refusing to recognise the traumatic event and thus the right of the victim/s to respond to it. A range of paradigms and techniques invite readers to consider anew the specificities of context and relationship while negotiating post-traumatic survival. By delineating how one makes sense of traumatic events, this volume will enable readers to draw links between practices grounded in diverse disciplines encompassing creative arts, textual analysis, public and collective communication, psychology and psychotherapy, memory and memorial.

Introduction: Trauma and Meaning Making
Danielle Schaub and Elspeth McInnes

Part 1 Publics and Trauma

Recording Death, Confronting Trauma, Ascribing Guilt: Four Palestinian Web Memorials
Jeanne Ellen Clark

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and Its Associations with Vicarious Trauma
Mark Callaghan

Gaining Agency in Response to Trauma: The Role of Physical and Virtual Memorials
Catherine Ann Collins and AnnaMaria Mencarelli

Part 2 Representing Trauma

Images of Suffering: Trauma and Homer’s Troy in Euripides’ Hecuba
Lisa B. Hughes

‘Split in two chronologically’: Loss and Dis/Orientation of the Emotional and Geographical Exile in Nancy Huston’s Losing North
Danielle Schaub

‘Stigmatized body in pain…what?…who?…no!…she!’ Samuel Beckett’s Not I
Svetlana Antropova

Part 3 Trauma Spaces and Places

Representing a Trauma Space and Rendering the Real of the Spanish Civil War in Carlos Saura’s La caza
Jeremy Kasten

Towards Narrating Trauma: The Impact of the Civil War in Former Yugoslavia
Emina Hadziosmanovic and Nigel Hunt

From Accomplice to Victim: Catholic Church, Spanish Civil War and Collective Memory
Mireno Berrettini

Part 4 Post-Traumatic Recovery and Growth

Developing Trauma-Informed Pedagogy in a Classroom with 6-8 Year Old Children
Elspeth McInnes, Alexandra Diamond and Victoria Whitington

Trauma and Growth: The Psychology of Self-Actualisation and Positive Post-Traumatic Processes
Peter Bray

Danielle Schaub is Associate Professor at Oranim, Israel and Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her publications include Precarious Present, Promising Future? (1996), a monograph on Mavis Gallant (1998), Mapping Canadian Cultural Space (2000), Identity, Community, Nation (2004), Reading Writers Reading (2006), Interior Views: Photopoetry (2009) and Tissage et métissage dans l’oeuvre de Gérad Etienne (2013). Her research currently focuses on literary and therapeutic representations of trauma.

Elspeth McInnes is an early childhood researcher in the School of Education at the University of South Australia. Her research interests include child well-being, development and learning, social policy, family services and early childhood workforce professional learning.