Death of a leader: The social construction of bereavement Academic Article uri icon


  • The concept of trauma has been widely studied, both in the short-and long-term effects of adversities on individuals, families, and communities (Figley, 1988; Kleber & Brom, 1992). Trauma involving an entire nation has been little explored. A national trauma is deļ¬ned as a singular catastrophic event that has a pervasive effect on the whole nation. Compared to adversities that befall individuals or families, national catastrophes have been less examined because:

publication date

  • January 1, 1998