Thinking trauma

Max Deutscher

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


Max Deutscher provides a wide-ranging and often poetic reflection on trauma focussing on Hannah Arendt’s thought. Deutscher draws the etymological link between ‘trauma’ and dream (traum) as a means to reflect on the single most divisive issue in contemporary Australia’s ‘culture wars’: how contemporary Australians are to come to terms with the founding trauma of European settlement in this country, and the violent confrontation and supplanting of aboriginal civilisation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrauma, history, philosophy (with feature essays by Agnes Heller and Gyorgy Markus)
EditorsMatthew Sharpe, Murray Noonan, Jason Freddi
Place of PublicationNewcastle, UK
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)1847183786
Publication statusPublished - 2007


Dive into the research topics of 'Thinking trauma'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this