Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition: A Global Dialogue on Historical Trauma and Memory

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Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Barbara Budrich, Jan 18, 2016 - Social Science - 365 pages
The authors in this volume explore the interconnected issues of intergenerational trauma and traumatic memory in societies with a history of collective violence across the globe. Each chapter’s discussion offers a critical reflection on historical trauma and its repercussions, and how memory can be used as a basis for dialogue and transformation. The perspectives include, among others: the healing journey of three generations of a family of Holocaust survivors and their dialogue with third generation German students over time; traumatic memories of the British concentration camps in South Africa; reparations and reconciliation in the context of the historical trauma of Aboriginal Australians; and the use of the arts as a strategy of dialogue and transformation.
 

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Contents

Introduction Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition
1
Disrupting the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma Recovering Humanity Repairing Generations
12
Rethinking Remorse The Problem of the Banality of Full Disclosure in Testimonies from South Africa
27
Towards the Poetic Justice of Reparative Citizenship
49
Moving Beyond Violence What We Learn from Two Former Combatants about the Transition fromAggression to Recognition Transition from Aggr...
71
Intercultural Dialogue in the Aftermath of Historical and Cultural Trauma
90
Interrupting Cycles of Repetition Creating Spaces for Dialogue Facing and Mourning the Past
113
Memoryscapes Spatial Legacies of Conflict and the Culture of Historical Reconciliation in PostConflict Belfast
135
Ending the Haunting Halting Whisperings of the Unspoken Confronting the Haitian Past in the Literary Works of Agnant Danticat and Trouillot
213
Intergenerational Jewish Trauma in the Contemporary South African Novel
234
Handing Down the Holocaust in Germany A Reflectionon the Dialogue between Second Generation Descendants of Perpetrators and Survivors
247
Confronting the Past Engaging the Other in the Present The Intergenerational Healing Journey of a Holocaust Survivor and his Children
267
Breaking Cycles of Trauma and Violence Psychosocial Approaches to Healing and Reconciliation in Burundi
291
Breaking Cycles of Trauma through Diversified Pathways to Healing Western and Indigenous Approaches with Survivors of Torture and War
308
Acting Together to Disrupt Cycles of Violence Performance and Social Healing
325
They Did Not See the Bodies Confronting and Embracing in the PostApartheid University
343

The AngloBoer War 1899 1902 and Its Traumatic Consequences
160
Breaking the Cycles of Repetition? The Cambodian Genocide across Generations in Anlong Veng
174
Reflections on PostApology Australia From a Poetics of Reparation to a Poetics of Survival
194
Author Biographies
351
Index
359
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Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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