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dc.contributor.authorFuhr, Christina
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T16:58:31Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T16:58:31Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/256811
dc.descriptionThis is the final version of the article. It first appeared from Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11133-016-9337-4en
dc.description.abstractGiven that literature on the intra- and inter-generational transmission of traumas is mainly based on secondary literature and focuses on the transmission of trauma memory in terms of the historical knowledge of group trauma, this article develops the theory of vicarious group trauma and tests this theory by exploring vicarious traumatization in the everyday lives of Jews in Britain through the methods of observation and in-depth interviewing. Vicarious group trauma is defined as a life or safety-threatening event or abuse that happened to some members of a social group but is felt by other members as their own experience because of their personal affiliation with the group. The article finds that the vicarious sensation of traumatic group experiences can create anxiety, elicit perceptions of threat and, by extension, hypervigilance among Jews. The findings demonstrate that group traumas of the past interpenetrate and interweave with members’ current lives and in this way can also become constitutive of their group identity. An institutional focus on threats to Jews can inform the construction and reinforcement of traumatization symptoms and accordingly vicarious group trauma. This article suggests an association between the level of involvement of group members in the collective’s social structure and the prominence of vicarious group trauma among them.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectBritainen
dc.subjectemotionsen
dc.subjectHolocausten
dc.subjectidentityen
dc.subjectJewsen
dc.subjectmemoryen
dc.subjectperceptionen
dc.subjecttraumaen
dc.subjecttraumatizationen
dc.titleVicarious Group Trauma among British Jewsen
dc.typeArticleen
prism.publicationNameQualitative Sociologyen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.744
pubs.declined2017-10-11T13:54:42.569+0100
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-05-22
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s11133-016-9337-4en
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