Traces of Violence and Freedom of Thought

  • Lene Auestad
  • Amal Treacher Kabesh

Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial book series (STIP)

About this book


This book examines how people cannot escape being tainted, whether actively engaged or not, by violence in its countless manifestations. The essays encompass a wide range of theoretical resources, methodological approaches and geo-political areas. They describe how images and fragments of traumatic and violent scenarios are transported from one generation’s unconscious to that of another, leading to cycles of repetition and retaliation, restricting the freedom to imagine alternatives and inhabit alternative positions. The authors all work within a psychosocial framework by unsettling the boundaries between psyche-social. Four themes are addressed: violence of speech, violence and domination, repetition and violence, and the possibility of reparation or renewal. Due to its theoretical engagements and the case studies provided, this interdisciplinary collection will be of value to postgraduate and undergraduate students of psychology, philosophy, politics and history.


applied linguistics freedom liberty rhetoric Patho-Politics Instrumental Subjectivity Ferenc Merei Political Rhetoric Genocide

Editors and affiliations

  • Lene Auestad
    • 1
  • Amal Treacher Kabesh
    • 2
  1. 1.LondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Sociology and Social PolicyUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom

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