Publisher description for Aftershocks : the politics of trauma in Britain, 1918-1931 / Susan Kingsley Kent.


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This book examines the impact of collective trauma arising out of the Great War on the politics of the 1920s in Britain. Aftershocks studies how meanings of shellshock and imagery presenting the traumatized psyche as shattered contributed to Britons understandings of their political selves in the 1920s. It connects the force of emotions to the political culture of a decade which saw extraordinary violence against those regarded as un-English.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1910-1936.
War neuroses -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Psychological aspects -- Great Britain.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.