Embodiment of Trauma through Performative Acts of Remembering

Goran Dokić


Within the paradigm of embodiment, it is possible to ask how are bodies objectified without objectifying and internalizing bodily experience. In this essay, I attempt to bridge the mind and body dualism by problematizing different sites of expression of past traumas. Specifically, I explore some of the ways in which traumatic memory is embodied through performative acts of remembering in cases of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dissociative amnesia.

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