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.
|Title of host publication||Trauma, history, philosophy (with feature essays by Agnes Heller and Gyorgy Markus)|
|Editors||Matthew Sharpe, Murray Noonan, Jason Freddi|
|Place of Publication||Newcastle, UK|
|Publisher||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|