Narratives of Cultural Trauma (And Resilience): Collective Negotiation of Material Well-Being in Disaster Recovery

Stacey Menzel Baker, University of Wyoming, USA
Courtney Nations Baker, University of Wyoming, USA
Cultural trauma occurs with a shared understanding that a group has experienced a horrendous event. We analyze a television series on community recovery from tornados. Using cultural trauma theory, we explain how resilience narratives sustain recovery in communities, and theorize why some communities differ in their capacity to materially recover.
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Stacey Menzel Baker and Courtney Nations Baker (2014) ,"Narratives of Cultural Trauma (And Resilience): Collective Negotiation of Material Well-Being in Disaster Recovery", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte and Stacy Wood, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 7-11.