Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the films Taxi Driver and You Were Never Really Here: A Comparative Progressive Approach.

Date

2021-04-20

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Routledge

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Book chapter

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Yes

Abstract

This chapter evaluates post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) via cultural constructions in film especially in the context of war addressing how these have developed over time. Definitions of PTSD are initially explored with the focus on the work of Martin Scorsese and Lyn Ramsay in a comparative fashion. What is highlighted is the complexity of both PTSD and our definitions of a so-called sane identity formation via textual analysis and film theory with conclusions emphasising the complexity of the notion of the fixed self.

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film, mental health, psychology, neurodiversity, wellbeing, cinema, post-traumatic stress disorder, Lynne Ramsay, Martin Scorsese

Citation

Lee, J. (2021) 'Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the films Taxi Driver and You Were Never Really Here: A Comparative Progressive Approach'. In: Eds. Malynnda Johnson and Christopher Olson, Normalizing Mental Illness and Neurodiversity in Entertainment Media: Quieting Madness. Routledge: New York.

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Media Discourse Centre (MDC)