Politics and Trauma in Britain, 1918–1931

  • Susan Kingsley Kent

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Susan Kingsley Kent
    Pages 1-9
  3. Susan Kingsley Kent
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  4. Susan Kingsley Kent
    Pages 64-90
  5. Susan Kingsley Kent
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  6. Susan Kingsley Kent
    Pages 122-148
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 196-232

About this book


Aftershocks studies how meanings of shellshock and imagery presenting the traumatized psyche as shattered contributed to Britons' understandings of their political selves in the 1920s. It connects the force of emotions to the political culture of a decade which saw extraordinary violence against those regarded as 'un-English'.


Britain culture English Great Britain Ireland Nigeria politics psyche understanding violence women

Authors and affiliations

  • Susan Kingsley Kent
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-54393-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-58200-2
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