Colette Soler "The Era of Traumatism"

Terrorism, genocide, wars, natural catastrophes. Contemporary societies, wherever they are –effect of globalization– are now liable to traumatic shocks. Unforeseen irruptions of the real that inscribe an indelible mark on the lives of those who suffer them.

Facing all the horrors of our civilizations, the subjects reveal their differences, because the reading everybody makes of the traumatic event carries the mark of his own unconscious and that of the collective discourse. As common opinion on traumatic causality locates the subject into a less and less responsible position vis-à-vis of his symptoms – often presenting him as a mere victim– the texts by Colette Soler shed light on the function and place of traumatism in the symptoms and destiny of everybody.

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