Decolonizing Trauma Studies: Trauma and Postcolonialism

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This Special Issue aims to explore the complex and contested relationship between Trauma Studies and postcolonial theory, focusing on the possibilities for creating a decolonized trauma theory that takes account of the suffering of minority groups and non-Western cultures, broadly defined as cultures beyond Western Europe and North America. The issue builds on the insights of, inter alia, Stef Craps’s book, Postcolonial Witnessing, and responds to his challenge to interrogate and move beyond a Eurocentric trauma paradigm.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages210
ISBN (Print)9783038421955
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2016



  • Trauma Studies
  • postcolonialism
  • trauma fiction
  • Maori writing
  • Aboriginal writing
  • Black British literature
  • British-Jewish literature

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