ISBN 9788132111689,Teaching Science

Teaching Science



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788132111689

ISBN-10 8132111680

Hard Back

Number of Pages 520 Pages
Language (English)


Scarred Communities is a qualitative, psycho-ecological study of the long-term effects of disastersboth man-made and naturalon Sri Lankan communities. The book studies the effects of war and the 2004 tsunami on families and communities. The concept of collective trauma is introduced to provide a framework in understanding how basic social processes, relationships and networks change due to these disasters. The methodology employed is a naturalistic, psychosocial ethnography of northern Sri Lanka, drawing from the authors participation in psychosocial and community mental health programmes among the Tamil community. Participatory observation, key informant interviews and focus-group discussions with rehabilitation workers and officials were used to gather data. TABLE OF CONTENTS : - The Psychiatrist as a Political Critic: A Foreword Ashis Nandy Prologue Introduction I: Background Ethnic Consciousness Heart of Terror II: Theory and Methodology Theory Methodology III: Collective Trauma: Causes and Consequences Tsunami Vanni Disappearance: The Hidden Reality With Sambasivamoorthy Sivayokan Militancy IV: Other Communities War Trauma in the Military, Their Families and Communities Ruwan M. Jayatunge Collective Trauma in the Tamil Community in London Andrew Keefe V: Interventions Psychosocial Interventions with Contributions from Thedsanamoorthy Vijayasangar, Kuhan Satkunanayagam, Vijayasangar Sivajini, Sambasivamoorthy Sivayokan and Rachel Tribe Trauma and Beyond: The Evolving Field of Mental Health and Psychosocial Work in Sri Lanka Aanada Galappatti Psychosocial Interventions in Sri Lanka: Challenges in a Post - war Environment Gameela Samarasinghe Epilogue References Index

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