Introduction to Trauma Theory in Identity Formation

Written and compiled by M. Perle Tahat
Shadow Work: In this video I lay groundwork for discussing trauma theory in more depth as it deals with the foundations of identity formation for those who are in need of soul level healing. The poem I read in the beginning is “1939” by Marjorie Agosin.

Music credits: all atmospheric music by stacxk

Clip featured from David Cronenberg’s film version of M. Butterfly

All other video clips are considered public domain

Works mentioned and consulted:
Agosín, Marjorie, ed. Inhabiting Memory: Essays on Memory and Human Rights in the Americas
Agosín, Marjorie. At the Threshold of Memory: A Bilingual Critical Anthology of New and Selected Poems
Coetzee, J.M. Waiting for the Barbarians
“Complex PTSD.” The Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Coyle, Sue. “Intergenerational Trauma–Legacies of Loss.” Social Work Today, Vol. 14.
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Hwang, David Henry. M. Butterfly
Mohanty, Chandra. Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity
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Oyěwùmí, Oyèrónkẹ́. The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses
“Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.” Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Scarry, Elaine. The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World
van der Klok, Bessel. The Body Keeps the Score

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