'Trauma and transit/ions,' review of Gillian Whitlock. Soft weapongs: autobiography in transit.

Kuttainen, Victoria (2009) 'Trauma and transit/ions,' review of Gillian Whitlock. Soft weapongs: autobiography in transit. Politics and Culture, 2007 (3). - .

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Abstract

This article reviews Gillian Whitlock's book Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2007.) It discusses the trope of trauma in recent literature, writing, and criticism. It also considers the way in which books like autobiographies emerging from the Middle East during the War on Terror circulate as commodities.

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Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2010 00:51
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