"Critical Trauma Studies opens the subject of trauma to sociological investigation in interesting and fruitful ways."
—Canadian Journal of Sociology
"The articles provide us with thought-provoking insights into social and cultural aspects of personal experiences of trauma."
“Critical Trauma Studies is an important contribution to charting new directions for a trans-disciplinary field of the study of trauma.It addresses the need to bridge critical theory and various practices of care provision and offers important meeting points for a diversity of trauma discourses.”
—Jack Saul, author of Collective Trauma, Collective Healing
“Given all the focus on trauma studies these days, it is time for a compilation of essays from a variety of perspectives and practices.This anthology is a welcome, thought-provoking, and a unique addition to the study of trauma, one that should expand our thinking and practice.”
—Judith Alpert, author of Sexual Abuse Recalled
“In this collective enterprise, all authors thoroughly explore the various dimensions of an experience which is at the crossroads between historical and personal tragedies, between the politics of suffering and the poetics of reconstruction.”
—Didier Fassin, author of The Empire of Trauma
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