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Chronicling trauma : journalists and writers on violence and loss / Doug Underwood.

Author/Creator:
Underwood, Doug.
Publication:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2011.
Series:
History of communication.
The history of communication
Format/Description:
Book
244 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Violence -- Press coverage.
Psychic trauma -- Press coverage.
War correspondents -- Mental health.
Authors, American -- Psychology.
Violence in literature.
Psychic trauma in literature.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Journalists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Journalism and literature -- United States.
Journalism and literature -- Great Britain.
Contents:
Introduction. Trauma, news, and narrative: the study of violence and loss in journalism and fiction
Stories of harm, stories of hazard: childhood stress and professional trauma in the careers of journalist-literary figures
Trafficking in trauma: women's rights, civil rights, and sensationalism as a spur to social justice
Trauma in war, trauma in life: the pose of the "heroic" battlefield correspondent
Depression, drink, and dissipation: dysfunctional lifestyles and art as the ultimate stimulant
Epilogue. New challenges, new treatments: trauma and the contemporary journalist-literary figure.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780252036408 (cloth)
0252036409 (cloth)
OCLC:
710045168
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