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Family Life, Trauma and Loss in the Twentieth Century

The Legacy of War

  • Carol Komaromy
  • Jenny Hockey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Carol Komaromy, Jenny Hockey
    Pages 1-19
  3. Carol Komaromy, Jenny Hockey
    Pages 21-46
  4. Carol Komaromy, Jenny Hockey
    Pages 47-60
  5. Carol Komaromy, Jenny Hockey
    Pages 61-104
  6. Carol Komaromy, Jenny Hockey
    Pages 105-122
  7. Carol Komaromy, Jenny Hockey
    Pages 123-145
  8. Carol Komaromy, Jenny Hockey
    Pages 147-177
  9. Carol Komaromy, Jenny Hockey
    Pages 179-209
  10. Carol Komaromy, Jenny Hockey
    Pages 211-244
  11. Carol Komaromy, Jenny Hockey
    Pages 245-262
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 263-266

About this book

Introduction

This book uses personal memoir to examine links between private trauma and the socio-cultural approach to death and memory developed within Death Studies.  The authors, two key Death Studies scholars, tell the stories that constitute their family lives. Each bears witness to the experiences of men who were either killed or traumatised during World War One and World War Two and shows the ongoing implications of these events for those left behind. The book illustrates how the rich oral history and material culture legacy bequeathed by these wars raises issues for everyone alive today. Belonging to a generation who grew up in the shadow of war, Komaromy and Hockey ask how we can best convey unimaginable events to later generations, and what practical, moral and ethical demands this brings.

Family Life, Trauma and Loss in the Twentieth Century will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including Death Studies, Military History, Research Methods, Family History, the Sociology of the Family and Life Writing.

Keywords

world war 1 death studies world war 2 Trauma grandparents sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Carol Komaromy
    • 1
  • Jenny Hockey
    • 2
  1. 1.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.The University of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76602-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76601-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76602-7
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