(Im)possibilities of the testimonial subject: Interdisciplinary approaches to the memory of the trauma

José Cabrera, Paula Tesche

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Abstract

This article has the general objective of promoting interdisciplinary reflection, considering contributions of psychoanalysis and history about memory transmission, in their individual and collective dimensions, of traumatic events linked to human rights violations in the context of authoritarian regimes, based on witness perspective. The main assumption is that the subject set discourses that articulate both dimensions, representable and irrepresentable by word. Thus, it is important to question the possibility that the testimony presents in its own discursive organization this dimension that resists narrative articulation, an issue that allows considering the form and functioning that takes the irrepresentable in the transmission process of historical memory linked to collective trauma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-336
Number of pages10
JournalPsicologia USP
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Memory transmission
  • Testimonial subject
  • Traumatic memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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