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2012 | 18 | 1-2 | 9-28
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Postwar creations of strangers and estrangement: Notes on the ways to recovery and normalization

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This paper is an attempt at exploring the phenomenon of creation of strangers and estrangement as post-war trauma effects. It starts with an observation that post-war is a mental state manifesting itself in individuals as estrangement from themselves, environment, other people, and from the very meaning of life. The post-war trauma triggers a tendency for recovery and normalization of life, which, however, never ends. The paper focuses mainly on four aspects. Firstly, critical moments of the evolution of post-war periods in Europe are discussed, starting with the end of war until now. Secondly, the evolution of change in mental moral grammar in specific post-war periods is looked upon. Thirdly, paths to recovery and normalization through the creation of strangers and estrangement in consecutive, critical post-war periods are indicated. Lastly, this paper tries to present the paradoxes of all the periods of the post-war syndrome.
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18
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1-2
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9-28
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published
2012-01-01
online
2013-02-21
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  • University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS), Department in Katowice, ul. Kossutha 9, 40-844 Katowice, tel. 32 750 60 80, abanka@swps.edu.pl
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_v10241-012-0025-3
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