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Memory, war, and trauma
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ISBN: 9780511845017 9780521887847 9780521716253 9780511729744 051172974X 9780511731204 0511731205 9780511847059 051184705X 9780511725630 0511725639 0511845014 0521887844 052171625X 9780511725036 0511725035 1107211719 128263142X 9786612631429 0511728794 0511726457 0511727844 Year: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,

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Many millions of people are affected by the trauma of war. Psychologists have a good understanding of how experiences of war impact on memory, but the significance of external environmental influences is often disregarded. Memory, War and Trauma focuses on our understanding of the psychosocial impact of war in its broadest sense. Nigel C. Hunt argues that, in order to understand war trauma, it is critical to develop an understanding not only of the individual perspective but also of how societal and cultural factors impact on the outcome of an individual's experience. This is a compelling book which helps to demonstrate why some people suffer from post-traumatic stress while other people don't, and how narrative understanding is important to the healing process. Its multidisciplinary perspective will enable a deeper understanding of both individual traumatic stress and the structures of memory.

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