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"In the Wake of 1974: Psychological Well Being and Post-Traumatic Stress in Greek Cypriot Refugee Families"

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dc.contributor.author Agathangelou, Anna M.
dc.contributor.author Killian, Kyle D.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-13T16:35:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-13T16:35:49Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Anna M. Agathangelou and Kyle D. Killian, "In the Wake of 1974: Psychological Well Being and Post-Traumatic Stress in Greek Cypriot Refugee Families," Cyprus Review 14 (2002): 45-69. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10315/9915
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the discourse of refugee trauma, analysing ways the displaced, the state, and mental health practioners think about displacement and other war traumas. Narratives were obtained via in-depth qualitative interviews with displaced Greek Cypriots, newspaper accounts and press releases by elected officials, and through an examination of assumptions and practices of the traditional, medical model. Following a discussion of a range of epistemologies regarding the meaning of displacement the authors offer a systemic epistemology for practitioners and activists interested in an alternative to the current ontology of fear and insecurity dominating our everyday institutions and social relations. ln deconstructing the narratives of traumatisation, the authors suggest that dichotomous, essentialised, and atomistic understandings of self and other, displacement nation, and health sustain in place "unhealthy" conditions that precipitate further traumatisation. lnstead of pills and ethno-nationalist interpretations, the therapeutic witnessing of family dialogues around trauma is suggested for the facilitation of a process that relinquishes the desire to set it "right' and makes room for listening to our restless dead about another mode of living, a current struggle for peace, truth and justice. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Intercollege en_US
dc.subject epistemologies, refugee, trauma, discourse, displacement affect, systemic, mental health en_US
dc.title "In the Wake of 1974: Psychological Well Being and Post-Traumatic Stress in Greek Cypriot Refugee Families" en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.journal http://www.intercol.edu/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1980 en_US
dc.rights.publisher http://www.intercol.edu/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1 en_US

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