In Transgenerational Colonialism, Karel James Bouse offers an alternative and holistic model for the analysis of colonialism and its effects on humanity. Using the current anti-colonialist struggle in Northern Ireland as a representative case study, Bouse illustrates her theoretical model by tracing the onset of trauma to the eventual overcoming period, evidenced by a cultural renaissance, a reconstruction of collective positive identity, and political self-determination. This book is recommended for students and scholars of psychology, history, political science, and cultural studies, as well as those interested in the cyclical nature of colonial experience.
Karel James Bouse, PhD, is founder and director of the Institute of Esoteric Psychology and author of Neo-shamanism and Mental Health.
Chapter 1: Foundation Concepts
Chapter 2: Elements of the Wounding–Overcoming Cycle
Chapter 3: The Wounding–Overcoming Cycle as a Process
Chapter 4: Northern Ireland as a Case Study of Transgenerational Colonialism and the Wounding–Overcoming Cycle
Chapter 5: Breaking the Cycle
Transgenerational Colonialism could not be more timely. Karel James Bouse calls for a radically new epistemology, a way of looking at the world that heals the wounds inflicted by colonialism and imperialism that resulted in collective trauma. She calls for a perspective that is cyclical, not linear—one that sees humans as a part of nature, not dominant over their environment, one that heals wounds rather than inciting additional conflict. Drawing upon history, psychology, mythology, and arts-based inquiry, Bouse has issued a clarion call for a world and worldview in which everyone will benefit—a truly win-win solution to the current crises from which all humanity suffers.