Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2015

288 Pages | 3 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.5 inches

ISBN: 9780719090363

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Working in a world of hurt

Trauma and resilience in the narratives of medical personnel in warzones

Carol Acton and Jane Potter

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Topic and scholarship originality: we analyse the personal writings of doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, and other wartime care-givers, many in detail for the first time
  • Interdisciplinarity and cross-generational scope: we further the conversation between literary and historical studies and focus not just on one war, but many over a long period of time
  • Timeliness: current conflicts in the Middle East have spawned demand for books about the personal experiences of those who serve. Scholarly yet accessible, our book taps into this market
  • Academic and general interest readership: our book will appeal to undergraduates, postgraduates and lecturers in many fields (English, History, the History of Medicine, life-writing, gender studies) as well as the non-academic reader with an interest in war literature and history