This work provides an inter-disciplinary exploration of the aftermath of trauma arising from social conflict and the wounds dealt through interpersonal relations of loss, abuse and torture. Contributing authors examine how individuals and societies come to terms with traumatic injuries and disruption. Disciplinary perspectives cross the boundaries of textual analysis, sociology and psychology to offer pathways of perception and recovery. From the conflicts in Rwanda and Lebanon to the ethical challenges of journalism and trauma, loss and dementia, domestic violence and child sexual abuse, as well as the contributions of literary texts to rendering conflict, this volume enables readers to find their own resonance with the rupture and recovery of trauma. Contributors are Kim M. Anderson, Lyn Barnes, Catherine Ann Collins, Fran S. Danis, Stefanie Dinkelbach, Lyda Eleftheriou, Kirsten Havig, Anka D. Mason, Elspeth McInnes, Joan Simalchik, Stephanie Tam and Rana Tayara.
Elspeth McInnes is Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Education at the University of South Australia. Her work focuses on educator knowledge of family violence and abuse, parental separation and divorce and the social policies addressing these issues.
Anka D. Mason is an independent human rights legal scholar and activist. Her work focuses on issues of body, gender, violence, and rights advocacy within conflict and post-conflict communities.
All those with an interest in trauma and recovery, the representation of trauma, pathways to developing an understanding of what has happened and ways to move forward.