By Susan Kingsley Kent
This ebook examines the influence of collective trauma coming up out of the good warfare at the politics of the Nineteen Twenties in Britain. Aftershocks stories how meanings of shellshock and imagery proposing the traumatized psyche as shattered contributed to Britons understandings in their political selves within the Nineteen Twenties. It connects the strength of feelings to the political tradition of a decade which observed impressive violence opposed to these considered as un-English.
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20 Numerous civilians sought treatment for the symptoms of war neuroses and were recognized as suffering from such by medical authorities. The Lancet registered in October 1915 the admission of a woman to Leicester Mental Hospital as a direct result of war news: five of her seven sons at the front had been wounded. ” Symptoms of war shock among civilians were “by no means uncommon,” it conceded. ” Other girls, one “mad with nerves” and another suffering from “conversion hysteria,” sought her help at the clinic.
32 The insights of these neurobiologists explain how the changes involved in societies moving from one model of “cultural ontology” to another may take place. com - licensed to University of South Florida - PalgraveConnect - 2011-04-30 Britons’ Shattered Psyche 25 Aftershocks response to direct violence. ”33 The images of wartime and the model of the mind as shattered, experienced by millions of people, may have been sufficiently contagious to produce a whole society—already reeling with unbearable grief and loss—with similar visions and understandings of the nature of the self, however unconscious they might have been.
Symptoms of war shock among civilians were “by no means uncommon,” it conceded. ” Other girls, one “mad with nerves” and another suffering from “conversion hysteria,” sought her help at the clinic. ”21 The emotional fallout of the war was compounded by the flu epidemic that swept into Britain in the last months of it, dealing the war-weary populace a cruel blow. It wreaked its havoc on military and civilian populations in three waves, the first in June and July of 1918, the second in October and November of 1918, and the third in February 1919.