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Video testimony : the generation and transmission of trauma

Goddard, Stephen 2010, Video testimony : the generation and transmission of trauma. In Broderick, Mick and Traverso, Antonio (ed), Trauma, media, art : new perspectives, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, England, pp.79-93.

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Title Video testimony : the generation and transmission of trauma
Author(s) Goddard, Stephen
Title of book Trauma, media, art : new perspectives
Editor(s) Broderick, Mick
Traverso, Antonio
Publication date 2010
Chapter number 5
Total chapters 16
Start page 79
End page 93
Total pages 15
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Place of Publication Newcastle, England
Summary My mother experienced the final part of the Second World War displaced and separated from her family and particularily her husband. (His name was on Oscar Schindler's List; her name was, and then wasn't). This dislocation from her husband was one trauma within a larger set of daily traumas. In 1997, as part of the Shoah Foundation Visual History series, my mother narrated her individualized video testimony, once again, separated from her family. This paper examines the methodologies of this video testimony in relation to two connected questions: was my mother re-traumatized by the process of providing her testemony, and by narrating and recording her video testimony, did she, unwittingly, 'transmit' her traumas, and those of her generation to my generation?
ISBN 9781443822831
Language eng
Field of Research 200212 Screen and Media Culture
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2010, Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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