“Trauma and its often symptomatic aftermath pose acute problems for historical representation and understanding. In Writing History, Writing. Trauma and its often symptomatic aftermath pose acute problems for historical representation and understanding. In this study, Dominick LaCapra offers a. Trauma and its aftermath pose acute problems for historical representation and understanding. In Writing History, Writing Trauma, Dominick.

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These are essays on the cutting edge, consistent in theme and perspective, carefully argued, sometimes personal, always clear. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Writing History, Writing Trauma by Dominick LaCapra

No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Debarati Sanyal SubStance Intellectually complex yet lucid. Two proponents of radical constructivism working today are the theorists Frank Ankersmit and Hayden White. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. There are some really good concepts and theories in this book that I would have loved to have spent more time wrapping my head around but some parts of it were really dense which made for a slow read every now and then.

Writing History, Writing Trauma

Erik Weisengruber Literary Research Thoughtful and compelling However I will have to read Freud too In a series of interlocking Customers who bought this item also bought. LaCapra lays out, with the care, precision, and compassion we have come to expect from him, the terms and distinctions by which we can begin to think through the complexities of post-traumatic writing.


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Megan domunick it really liked it Feb 19, Trauma, Narrative, and History. LaCapra both uses and transcends contemporary critical theory in assessing the influence of trauma on present-day historical writing.

These essays will frame the debates on the ‘writing of trauma’ for years to come. While these two are not mirror images of one another, I found them really useful in thinking about trauma lscapra as a field and the problems of history writing. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Tikkun The strength of LaCapra’s text lies in its urgency, in the clarity of its commitment to historiographic adequacy and the constructive potential of a psychoanalytic mode of interpretation, and in its appeal to a sense of civic responsibility.

Diya rated it liked it Nov 14, Feb 05, Kylie rated it liked it. This updated edition includes a substantive new preface that reconsiders some of the issues raised in the book. La Capra’s resistance to a totalitizing view of trauma what he calls contemporary “wound” culture is refreshing.

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The cultural politics of emotion Sara Ahmed Snippet view – An incredible boo Just an incredible piece of writing; LaCapra is able to take the conversations from his field and apply them writ large to the study of history, and he has so many insightful things to say about trauma, acting out, working through, and how each should be of deep concern to historians.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. Rubenstein Holocaust and Genocide Studies One could not wish for a more judicious, lucid, and compassionate guide through the complexities of post-traumatic writing than LaCapra. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Re-visions of Culture and Society. The titular essay honestly should be required reading for all folks studying history–he does a great job of boiling down the field’s major arguments while maintaining room for nuance within them.

Writing History, Writing Trauma. Stephen rated it liked it Jan 04, Subsequent chapters consider how Holocaust testimonies raise the problem of the role of affect and empathy in historical understanding, and respond to the debates surrounding Daniel Jonah Goldhagen’s book Hitler’s Willing Executioners: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

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