Back from the edge of existence: a critical anthropology of trauma.

@article{Lester2013BackFT,
  title={Back from the edge of existence: a critical anthropology of trauma.},
  author={Rebecca J Lester},
  journal={Transcultural psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={753-62}
}
How do local responses to trauma articulate with understandings of subjectivity, personhood, and meaning making? What therapeutic mechanisms seem to be at play? And how can the analytic lenses of anthropology help us understand—and maybe even facilitate—processes of recovery? In engaging these questions, the papers in this Special Issue lay the groundwork… CONTINUE READING