A New Species of Trouble: Explorations in Disaster, Trauma and Community


  • Maximiliano E. Korstanje


By Kai Erikson Current scholarship is based on the review of books no older than one or two years. No matter the contests or even the importance of the material, this kind of ill-fashioned dispositions impinge on the advance of Science; they don’t allow for a broader re-discovery of other relevant projects which have been ignored for a considerable lapse of time. This is the case of the book authored by Kai Erikson, lecturer at Yale University. His valuable but contradictory work focuses on the exploration of trauma and social pathologies after-disasters. In a moment in which mankind is fraught with natural or made-man disasters, a project of this nature is fundamental in order for readers to understand the convergence of uncertainty with fear.