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The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science

Trauma-sensitivity and Peacebuilding

Considering the Case of South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp

Authors: Gitau, Lydia

  • Diverse anecdotes and real life stories from the research participantsFigures and charts to illustrate the content
  • The journey' as a recurring motif throughout the book, weaved in a clear, easy to read style of writing
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This book identifies a gap in peacebuilding theory and practice in terms of sensitivity to trauma and its impact on the survivors of war and other mass violence. The research focuses on the traumatic experiences and perceptions of peace of South Sudanese refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northwestern Kenya. It further explores the possibilities for peacebuilding identified in these perceptions. A lack of sensitivity to the trauma experienced by the survivors of conflict and mass violence leads to interventions that are at best removed from, and at worst detrimental to the welfare of the survivors. Interventions that take into consideration the complex and multifaceted ways in which the survivors experience and respond to the traumatic events, encourage capacities for resilience in the survivors, engage the creative arts in peacebuilding, and emphasise the centrality of community and relationships, are seen to assist the survivors in recovery from trauma and to facilitate peacebuilding.
• Diverse anecdotes and real life stories from the research participants.• The journey as a recurring motif throughout the book, weaved in a clear, easy to read style of writing.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Understanding South Sudanese Refugees

    Gitau, Lydia Wanja

    Pages 1-9

  • The Trauma-Sensitivity Gap

    Gitau, Lydia Wanja

    Pages 10-23

  • The Lace of Peace’s Coat: Understanding Trauma, Peace and Peacebuilding

    Gitau, Lydia Wanja

    Pages 25-42

  • Traumatic Experiences of South Sudanese Refugees

    Gitau, Lydia Wanja

    Pages 43-73

  • Strong at the Broken Places: Coping with Traumatic Experiences

    Gitau, Lydia Wanja

    Pages 75-99

Buy this book

eBook £31.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49803-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49802-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trauma-sensitivity and Peacebuilding
Book Subtitle
Considering the Case of South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp
Authors
Series Title
The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49803-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49803-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-49802-7
Series ISSN
2367-4024
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 145
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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