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Humanities 2018, 7(2), 51; https://doi.org/10.3390/h7020051

The Old Wounded: Destructive Plasticity and Intergenerational Trauma

Philosophy Department, York University, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
Received: 1 April 2018 / Revised: 11 May 2018 / Accepted: 18 May 2018 / Published: 22 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Rape and Trauma)
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This article addresses a significant gap in trauma theory and philosophy; namely, it develops a partial theory of the subject of intergenerational trauma. This is accomplished through a close examination of Catherine Malabou’s theory of the subject of trauma, as well as by contact with the research in epigenetics of Rachel Yehuda, and the research on intergenerational trauma among First Nations people in Canada conducted by Amy Bombay and colleagues. It presents original work that is responsive to recent advances in a variety of fields, including philosophy, psychology, social science, and biology. View Full-Text
Keywords: intergenerational trauma; trauma; plasticity; destructive plasticity; Malabou; Freud; epigenetics; indigenous intergenerational trauma; trauma; plasticity; destructive plasticity; Malabou; Freud; epigenetics; indigenous
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