The Experience of Being Injured: An Otherwise Perspective


  • Jennifer Wilson



remembering trauma, the moral predicament of being injured, retribution and forgiveness


Through myth, history and memory we strive to represent to ourselves humanity’s traumatic sufferings. Myth, history and memory, personal and societal, are the storehouses for accounts of traumatic injury and its aftermath, and our efforts at redress and retribution through or outside of culturally determined juridico-political systems. Thus stories are made that perpetuate and comply with established cultural norms, and our experiences of injury, retribution and forgiveness are contained within established frameworks, both secular and religious.