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Geographical interest is growing in psychological trauma from political, social, urban and ecological violences. This paper reviews temporal and spatial aspects of trauma, emphasising Black, postcolonial, indigenous, feminist and queer analyses. These inform an idea of geotrauma, the ongoing clasping of collective traumas and place. After outlining the multiple temporalities of geotrauma, the paper identifies overlapping placings of trauma by geographers and others: memorial places, retraumatizing places, layered places, hardwired places, mobile places, places of repossession and healing places. Repositioning survivors as experts in narrating and understanding trauma enables recognition of resistance and the mobilisation of place in addressing trauma.
Author(s): Pain R
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Progress in Human Geography
Print publication date: 01/10/2021
Online publication date: 24/08/2020
Acceptance date: 24/06/2020
Date deposited: 30/06/2020
ISSN (print): 1477-0288
ISSN (electronic): 0309-1325
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
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