Lookup NU author(s): Professor Rachel Pain
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been accepted and is due to be published in its final definitive form by Sage, 2020.
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Geographical interest is growing in psychological trauma from political, social, urban and ecological violences. This paper reviews temporal and spatial aspects of trauma, emphasising Black, postcolonial, indigenous, feminist and queer analyses. These inform an idea of geotrauma, the ongoing clasping of collective traumas and place. After outlining the multiple temporalities of geotrauma, the paper identifies overlapping placings of trauma by geographers and others: memorial places, retraumatizing places, layered places, hardwired places, mobile places, places of repossession and healing places. Repositioning survivors as experts in narrating and understanding trauma enables recognition of resistance and the mobilisation of place in addressing trauma.
Author(s): Pain R
Publication type: Article
Publication status: In Press
Journal: Progress in Human Geography
Acceptance date: 24/06/2020
Date deposited: 30/06/2020
ISSN (print): 1477-0288
ISSN (electronic): 0309-1325