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PTSD and the Politics of Trauma in Israel : A Nation on the Couch (Paperback) (Keren Friedman-peleg)

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, has long been defined as a mental trauma that solely affects the individual. However, against the backdrop of contemporary Israel, what role do families, health experts, donors, and the national community at large play in interpreting and responding to this individualized trauma?

In PTSD and the Politics of Trauma in Israel, Keren Friedman-Peleg sheds light on a new way of speaking about mental vulnerability and national belonging in contemporary Israel. Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted at The Israel Center for Victims of Terror and War and The Israel Trauma Coalition between 2004 and 2009, Friedman-Peleg’s rich ethnographic study challenges the traditional and limited definitions of trauma. In doing so, she exposes how these clinical definitions have been transformed into new categories of identity, thereby raising new dynamics of power, as well as new forms of dialogue.

Number of Pages: 183
Genre: Medical
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
Author: Keren Friedman-peleg
Language: English
Street Date: December 13, 2016
TCIN: 51706137
UPC: 9781442629318
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-5369
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