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New Book Review: Hunt’s Memory, War and Trauma

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

It’s been far too long since my last post, but the good news is that this means the manuscript writing has been going very well. I’ve reached the halfway point, and hope to be finished a solid first draft by mid-August if all goes well.

My neglect of this website is also partially due to the fact that I’ve been busy presenting at conferences and working on publishing in other areas. Most recently, I’ve learned that my book review of Nigel Hunt’s Memory, War and Trauma has been accepted for publication in the next edition of the Oral History Review.

Overall, this text was a very interesting read, and proved to be hugely informative. Hunt’s goal is to address a series of limitations impacting current psychological understandings of war-related trauma, which he argues are directly related to “focusing too much on the individual, and not enough on the social and cultural world in which we live” (2). Thus, he encourages psychologists who are interested in better understanding war-related trauma to look to the social sciences, particularly the fields of sociology, anthropology, history, political science, and literature analysis. In doing so, he makes a strong case for increased interdisciplinary collaboration. (more…)


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