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Author Gobodo-Madikizela, Pumla

Title Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition : a Global Dialogue on Historical Trauma and Memory
Published Leverkusen : Verlag Barbara Budrich, 2015


Description 1 online resource (384 pages)
Contents Foreword : Reconciliation without magic : preface honouring Nelson Mandela / Donna Orange – Introduction : Breaking intergenerational cycles of repetition / Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela – Disrupting the intergenerational transmission of trauma : recovering humanity, repairing generations / Jeffrey Prager – Rethinking remorse : the problem of the banality of full disclosure in testimonies from South Africa / Juliet Brough Rogers – Towards the poetic justice of reparative citizenship / AJ Barnard-Naudé – “Moving beyond violence” : what we learn from two former combatants about the transition from aggression to recognition / Jessica Benjamin – Unsettling empathy : intercultural dialogue in the aftermath of historical and cultural trauma / Björn Krondorfer – Interrupting cycles of repetition : creating spaces for dialogue, facing and mourning the past / Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela – Memoryscapes, spatial legacies of conflict, and the culture of historical reconciliation in ‘post-conflict’ Belfast / Graham Dawson – The Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) and its traumatic consequences / André Wessels – Breaking the cycles of repetition? The Cambodian genocide across generations in Anlong Veng / Angeliki Kanavou, Kosal Path and Kathleen Doll – Reflections on post-apology Australia : from a poetics of reparation to a poetics of survival / Rosanne Kennedy – Ending the haunting, halting whisperings of the unspoken : confronting the Haitian past in the literary works of Agnant, Danticat, and Trouillot / Sarah Davies Cordova – Intergenerational Jewish trauma in the contemporary South African novel / Ewald Mengel – Handing down the Holocaust in Germany : a reflection on the dialogue between second generation descendants of perpetrators and survivors / Beata Hammerich, Johannes Pfäfflin, Peter Pogany-Wnendt, Erda Siebert and Bernd Sonntag – Confronting the past, engaging the other in the present : the intergenerational healing journey of a Holocaust survivor and his children / Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Dunreith Kelly Lowenstein and Edward Lowenstein – Breaking the cycles of trauma and violence : psychosocial approaches to healing and reconciliation in Burundi / Wendy Lambourne and David Niyonzima – Breaking cycles of trauma through diversified pathways to healing : Western and Indigenous approaches with survivors of torture and war / Shanee Stepakoff – Acting together to disrupt cycles of violence : performance and social healing / Polly Walker – Epilogue : “They did not see the bodies” : confronting and embracing in the post-Apartheid university / Jonathan Jansen
Summary 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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Subject Social conflict.
Social psychology.
Reparations for historical injustices.
Reconciliaiton -- Social aspects
Intercultural communication -- Religious aspects.
Jewish diaspora -- History
social psychology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief
Intercultural communication -- Religious aspects
Jewish diaspora
Reparations for historical injustices
Social conflict
Social psychology
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783847402404