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Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma

Amit Pinchevski


In Transmitted Wounds, Amit Pinchevski explores the ways media technology and logic shape the social life of trauma both clinically and culturally. Bringing media theory to bear on trauma theory, Pinchevski reveals the technical operations that inform the conception and experience of traumatic impact and memory. He offers a bold thesis about the deep association of media and trauma: media bear witness to the human failure to bear witness, making the traumatic technologically transmissible and reproducible. Taking up a number of case studies--the radio broadcasts of the Eichmann trial; the vide ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190625580
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190625580.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amit Pinchevski, author