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(November 8-9, 2010)
(Oct 19, 2010)
Graduate Student Conference March 2010
Battle Road Trail
Experimental Rose Museum Cell Phone Tour
Foreign Language Tour Event at the Rose
Learning through the Rose Art Museum
Anthropology Must Reads?
Guggenheim project trip to NYC
GBAC: Anthropology & Social Media
Photographs of the Disappeared
"I Sent my Message" exhibition
Should robots wear clothes?
(Slave Trade Memorial)
Classes during "Quarantine"
Rose Art Museum Collections
Nantucket African-American History Project
Chinese Cultural Studies
Obbini Tumbao Residency
Red Thread: Kumi Korf
William Gibson & Cultural Critique
Estate Sales as Cultural Practice
Art Law Forum
Waterfall Projection: My Hands Were Busy
Exhibition: History of the Rose Art Museum
Slavery and Universities
Practicing Place at Brandeis
Arresting Moments: Wonder and the Pedagogy of the Imagination
Saturn Dreaming of Mercury
Wearing our Culture project
(Waltham Family School)
Rose Museum Symposium
Rose Art Museum Crisis
Clothing and Children's Literature
New Media Space
Rose Museum Sit-in, 1/29/09
(Broadcast on YouTube)
Art and Human Rights
(Conversations on YouTube!!)
Art, Representation and Evolution
(Broadcast on YouTube)
Rose Museum Town Meeting
Graduate Student Conference March 2009
Sudanese Refugee Art Exhibition
Webisodes: Unpacking Ads
Jonglei State Cultural Production Center
Virtual Tel Aviv
South Sudan Women Project
Campaign 2008 Ads
"Making Culture" eSpaces
What is culture?
Japan: Gender Images
Prospect Hill Terrace
Rory Stewart's "The Places in Between"
Shubha Mudgal Residency
(Oct. 15-18, 2008)
"Beyond Witnessing" Series
Malek Village Reconstruction Project
Manitonquat visit (
April 9, 2008)
Mariyo Yagi Lecture
(March 26, 2008)
(Feb 14. 2008)
Pedagogy of the Imagination
Transitional Phenomena Working Group
Global Theory Group
Trauma: Theory and Experience course
Brandeis Website Discussion
Visualizing Science symposium
Mirrors of Science
Sexualities in Asia
Gender, Justice and Storytelling Workshop
Waltham Community Archives
Japan Studies Group
Japan Studies colloquium series
Intercultural Residency Series
MusicUnitesUs Lesson Plan Forum
African-American Bike Network
Community History Projects
Readings of Interest
Museums and Exhibitions
Surveillance and Privacy
Architecture and Memorial comments
HIV/AIDS and Cultural Form
Music and Concert Comments
Theater and Drama Comments
Culture, Digital Technology and the Internet
Cultural Production courses
Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies
Education and Cultural Production
Official Cultural Production website
TRAUMA: THEORY AND EXPERIENCE
(Cross listed with Cultural Production)
Dr. Ellen Schattschneider
Wednesdays 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Catalog description: This graduate seminar explores the intellectual history of the concept of “trauma” and considers the salience of the concept for contemporary social and cultural theory and for research on the aftermath of mass violence, state terror, genocide and torture.
In recent years, the analysis of social trauma has become a major concern in anthropology and other human sciences. This graduate seminar explores the intellectual history of the concept of trauma and considers the salience of the concept for contemporary social and cultural theory. We give particular attention to how scholars have theorized the experience and aftermath of mass violence, state terror, genocide and torture. In what respects can insights developed from clinical and psychoanalytic work on individual trauma legitimately be applied to collective processes of traumatization, memorialization and recovery? How is fieldwork to be conducted in post-conflict societies, often under conditions of extreme duress and social instability? What methodological toolkits are best suited to the study of transitional justice institutions and their actual impact on traumatized communities? We also explore ethnographic, literary, cinematic and artistic strategies for “capturing” or representing experiences of trauma and consider the ethical challenges of responsibly witnessing and studying histories and legacies of crimes against humanity.
Sigmund Freud. The Interpretation of Dreams
Sigmund Freud. Beyond the Pleasure Principle.
Melanie Klein, The Psycho-analysis of Children (1932)
Kansteiner W. Genealogy of a category mistake: a critical intellectual history of the cultural trauma metaphor Rethinking History, Volume 8, Number 2, June, 2004 , pp. 193-221
Cathy Caruth (ed.) Trauma: Explorations in Memory.
Sudhir Kakar. The Colors of Violence: Cultural Identities, Religion and Conflict. (University of Chicago Press, 1996)
Veena Das. Mirrors of Violence: Communities, Riots and Survivors in South Asia.
Amitav Ghosh. Shadowlines.
Veena Das, ed. Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery (California, 2001)
Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World
Broz, Svetlana. Good People in an Evil Time: Portraits of Complicity and Resistance in the Bosnian War. (edited by Laurie Kain Hart) Other Press, 2004.
Shoshana Felman. The Juridical Unconscious: Trials and Traumas in the Twentieth Century (Harvard University Press, 2002)
Antonius C. G. M. Robben. Political Violence and Trauma in Argentina (U Penn)
Igarashi, Yoshikuni. Bodies of Memory: Narratives of War in Postwar Japanese Culture, 1945–1970 (Princeton University Press, 2000)
Rosalind Shaw. Displacing Violence: Making Pentecostal Memory in Postwar Sierra Leone. Cultural Anthropology February 2007, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 66-93
Charles Briggs, Mediating Infanticide: Theorizing Relations between Narrative and Violence, Cultural Anthropology 22:3,315-356
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