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'The House of Trauma

I was asked to act as chair to a conference on trauma at the University of Sheffield in June 2001 and to make some fairly brief introductory remarks to the afternoon session. I adopted a sceptical, though (I hope) scholarly stance, believing, as I do, that there is a spuriously authoritative aura around the concept of ‘trauma’ (as there is around ‘stress’) and that we can usually achieve a more evocative - and less hyped-up - narrative about people’s troubles without resorting to such scientistic terms.

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