In the Aftermath of Atrocities: Research on the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma and Violence

This article by Lidewyde Berckmoes appeared in The Oxford Handbook of Atrocity Crimes. The article explores how, over time, scientific research has dealt with questions about effects of mass atrocity violence on people born after the violence. It shows that the interdisciplinary field of scholarship on the intergenerational transmission of violence and trauma has been growing and suggests important themes in emerging scholarship.


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This article appeared in The Oxford Handbook of Atrocity Crimes (2022). ISBN: 9780190915629.

Author(s) / editor(s)

Lidewyde Berckmoes

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Lidewyde Berckmoes is an anthropologist and carries out research on regional conflict in Africa. She is the chair of the Research Master African Studies.





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