Trauma in Contemporary Israel: The Politics of PTSD Between and Within Nations

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Special Topics in Social/Cultural Anthropology: Trauma in Contemporary Israel: The Politics of PTSD Between and Within Nations
Course Number: 
189
Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Section: 
006
Location: 
Barrows 175
Instructor: 
Karen Freidman-Peleg
Units: 
4
Time: 
Tu, Th 2:00pm - 3:29pm
CCN: 
41347

Trauma in Contemporary Israel: The Politics of PTSD Between and Within Nations

What happens when Jewish-Israeli mental health experts -- psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and psychotherapists -- become engaged in shaping the meaning of national belonging within a context of ongoing violent conflict? What happens when the diagnostic categories of trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) become the dominant tools used to shape this meaning? And what happens when clinical questions of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of security-related trauma and PTSD are intersected with socio-political questions of national belonging, class, ethnicity, and inequality?