What do we really know about trauma at the collective level, as it is experienced, processed and passed on? Which factors hinder a constructive working through of traumatic events? Which factors promote resilience? Inspired by the contributions to Berghof Handbook Dialogue 11 ("Transforming War-related Identities. Individual and Social Approaches to Healing and Dealing with the Past"), two experienced conflict transformation and mediation experts chart a course for more in-depth research into these issues, spinning further the discussion on violence, war, trauma and recovery.
Cordula Reimann & Ursula König: Collective Trauma and Resilience. Key Concepts in Transforming War-related Identities. Online Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation. Berlin: Berghof Foundation, 2017.
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Beatrix Austin & Martina Fischer (eds.): Transforming War-related Identities. Individual and Social Approaches to Healing and Dealing with the Past. Berghof Handbook Dialogue 11. Berlin: Berghof Foundation, 2016.