This chapter explores the role of shameas the key to a deeper understanding of the persisting, long-term posttraumatic effects of combat traumaon indigenousveterans. Focusing on Bedouinsserving in the IsraelDefense Forces (IDF), the complex socio-political factors that enhance the experience of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in this group are discussed. The concepts of shameand honorare explored within the cultural attitudestowards emotions and their expression. It is suggested that posttraumatic shameis at the core of the vicious cycle created by impairements in self-capacity associated with the debilitating effects of PTSD. A conceptual framework for the treatmentand interevntion needs of indigenous veterans with post-trauma is proposed.
|Title of host publication||International Perspectives on Traumatic Stress|
|Subtitle of host publication||Theory, Access, and Mental Health Services|
|Editors||Bita Ghafoori, Yael Caspi, Stefanie F. Smith|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|State||Published - 2016|