When There Are No Words: Translating Wartime Trauma in Ukraine

February 23, 2023


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5-15 mins
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Presented by The Conversation
With the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine approaching, Greta Uehling, U-M lecturer and anthropologist, explores the consequences of trauma in Ukrainian citizens. In this article from The Conversation, Uehling shares some of her ethnographic research from the region and how civilians spoke of traumatic experiences. She highlights how mental and emotional distress expresses itself physically, tendencies to disassociate, and the power of objects.
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