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Recommended introductions to the study of intergenerational trauma and healing:

  • Yael Danieli, introduction to International Handbook of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma, ed. Yael Danieli ​(New York: Plenum Press, 1998), 1-17. 

  • Carol A. Kidron, "Surviving a Distant Past: A Case Study of the Cultural Construction of Trauma and Descendant Identity," Ethos31, no. 4 (Dec., 2003): 513-544.  [Access via JSTOR]

  • Irit Felsen, "Transgenerational Transmission of Effects of the Holocaust: The North American Research Perspective," in International Handbook of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma, ed. Yael Danieli (New York: Plenum Press, 1998), 43-68. [Excerpts via Google Books]

  • Julia Chaitin, "Bridging the Impossible? Confronting Barriers to Dialogue between Israelis and Germans and Israelis and Palestinians," International Journal of Peace Studies 13, no. 2 (Autumn/Winter 2008): 33-58. [PDF]

  • Katharine G. Baker and Julia B. Gippenreiter, "Stalin's Purge and Its Impact on Russian Families: A Pilot Study," in International Handbook of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma, ed. Yael Danieli (New York: Plenum Press, 1998), 403-434. [Excerpts via Google Books]

  • Alain-Désiré Nimubona and Désiré Vencatachellum, "Intergenerational education mobility of black and white South Africans," Journal of Population Economics 20, no. 1 (Feb. 2007): 149-182. [Access via JSTOR]

  • Jessica Ball, "As if Indigenous Knowledge and Communities Mattered: Transformative Education in First Nations Communities in Canada," The American Indian Quarterly 28, no. 3 & 4 (Summer/Fall 2004): 454-479. [Access via Project Muse]

  • Elizabeth Krahn, “Lifespan and Intergenerational Legacies of Soviet Oppression: An Autoethnography of Mennonite Women and their Adult Children,” Journal of Mennonite Studies 29 (2011): 21-43. [PDF]