Intersectional traumatisation: The psychological impact of researching genocidal violence on researchers

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Dona, G. 2014. Intersectional traumatisation: The psychological impact of researching genocidal violence on researchers. in: Macek, Ivana (ed.) Engaging Violence: Trauma, memory and representation Routledge. pp. 91-110
AuthorsDona, G.
EditorsMacek, Ivana
Abstract

In this chapter, I adopt an intersectional approach to examine the impact of personal and social identities on traumatisation processes of national and international researchers of genocide and socio-political violence. I problematise the implicit assumption that primary, secondary and vicarious traumatisation are independent and mutually exclusive, and I introduce the concept intersectional traumatisation to explain how different traumatic processes intersect on multiple and often simultaneous levels through the act of listening, imagining, empathising and experiencing.

Book titleEngaging Violence: Trauma, memory and representation
Page range91-110
Year2014
PublisherRoutledge
Publication dates
Print27 Mar 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited11 May 2015
Series Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation
ISBN978-0-415-83169-7
Web address (URL)http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415831697/
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