Cultural trauma: Ron Eyerman and the founding of a new research paradigm

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Woods, E. 2019. Cultural trauma: Ron Eyerman and the founding of a new research paradigm. American Journal of Cultural Sociology. 7 (2), p. 260–274.
AuthorsWoods, E.
Abstract

The field of cultural trauma has reached the status of a research paradigm. Ron Eyerman has played a central role in this development. Since he first embarked on research into cultural trauma with several colleagues in 1999, Eyerman has maintained an intensive preoccupation with the topic, resulting in the publication of numerous books and essays. In this article, I review the development of Eyerman’s approach to cultural trauma, with the broader aim of shedding light on this new research paradigm. I focus on several key themes in Eyerman’s work, including the relationship between event and representation; the significance of affect and emotion; the role of collective memory; the adoption of a dramaturgical perspective; and a multidimensional research methodology. To conclude, I discuss potential new directions in the study of cultural trauma.

KeywordsRon Eyerman; Cultural Trauma; Cultural Sociology
JournalAmerican Journal of Cultural Sociology
Journal citation7 (2), p. 260–274
ISSN2049-7121
Year2019
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1057/s41290-019-00071-0
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1057/s41290-019-00071-0
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Online26 Mar 2019
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Deposited01 Apr 2019
Accepted05 Mar 2019
Accepted05 Mar 2019
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Copyright informationThis is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in American Journal of Cultural Sociology. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Woods, Eric Taylor (2019) ‘Cultural trauma: Ron Eyerman and the founding of a new research paradigm’, American Journal of Cultural Sociology, 7 (2) pp. 260–274, is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41290-019-00071-0.
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