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War, medicine and morality in Aceh : an ethnography of 'trauma' as an idiom of distress

Smith, Catherine

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Despite long being surrounded by controversy, trauma remains a pervasive medical-moral discourse to explain suffering and distress. Anthropologists have often been critical of the globalisation of medicalised subjectivities such as trauma, yet few have sought to examine how the notion of trauma itself changes as it travels through different cultural and political milieu. This project is a grounded ethnographic study of how this globalised and vernacularised trauma construct has come to...[Show more]

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Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/149583

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