The structural trauma of western culture : toward the end of humanity /

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Author / Creator:Ataria, Yochai, author.
Imprint:Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Description:1 online resource
Subject:Psychic trauma -- Social aspects.
Psychic trauma and mass media.
Psychic trauma in motion pictures.
Psychic trauma in literature.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- Lifespan Development.
PSYCHOLOGY -- General.
Psychic trauma and mass media.
Psychic trauma in literature.
Psychic trauma in motion pictures.
Psychic trauma -- Social aspects.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 31, 2017).
Summary:This book describes the diverse manifestations of trauma and the ways in which trauma has shaped--and dismantled--our culture. Yochai Ataria describes how we are addicted to trauma and have become both its avid producers and consumers. Consequently, the culture in which we live has become posttraumatic in the deepest sense. This is apparent in the products that have shaped and continue to shape Western culture, ranging from the biblical sacrifice of Isaac to Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. Ataria exposes the primary attributes of this so-called posttraumatic culture: sacrifice through action, an uncontrolled lust for blood, an inability to speak and describe things in words, a sense of foulness and alienation, emotional death, imperviousness, separation, and an overwhelming sense of exile.
Other form:Printed edition: 9783319532271
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-319-53228-8