Aftershocks: Politics and Trauma in Britain, 1918-1931

Aftershocks: Politics and Trauma in Britain, 1918-1931

by Susan Kingsley Kent


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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'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403993335
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/27/2008
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

SUSAN KINGSLEY KENTis the author of Sex and Suffrage in Britain, 1860-1914 (1987); Making Peace: The Reconstruction of Gender in Interwar Britain (1993); Gender and Power in Britain, 1640-1990; an etextbook, History of Western Civilization since 1500: An Ecological Approach (2008); and, with Misty Bastian and Marc Matera, The Igbo Women's War of 1929 (forthcoming). She is a Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Britons' Shattered Psyche Jews, 'Blacks,' and the Promises of the Radical Right, 1919-1925 The Amritsar Massacre, 1919-1920 Reprisals in Ireland, 1919-1921 The General Strike of 1926 Flappers and the Nigerian Women's War of 1929 (with Marc Matera) Conclusion: Resolving the 'National Crisis' of 1929-1931 253

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