Traumatic Pasts in Asia: History, Psychiatry, and Trauma from the 1930s to the Present

Mark S. Micale (Editor), Hans Pols (Editor)

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Abstract

In the early twenty-first century, trauma is seemingly everywhere, whether as experience, diagnosis, concept, or buzzword. Yet even as many scholars consider trauma to be constitutive of psychological modernity or the post-Enlightenment human condition, historical research on the topic has overwhelmingly focused on cases, such as World War I or the Holocaust, in which Western experiences and actors are foregrounded. There remains an urgent need to incorporate the methods and insights of recent historical trauma research into a truly global perspective. The chapters in Traumatic Pasts in Asia make just such an intervention, extending Euro-American paradigms of traumatic experience to new sites of world-historical suffering and, in the process, exploring how these new domains of research inform and enrich earlier scholarship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages345
ISBN (Electronic)9781800731844
ISBN (Print)9781800731837
StatePublished - Sep 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Psychology

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