Book Review: Krondorfer, Björn. Unsettling empathy: Working with groups in conflict. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020.

Having followed Björn Krondorfer’s work with great interest, I had the utmost curiosity about reviewing his newest book, Unsettling Empathy: Working with Groups in Conflict (2020). Krondorfer does not disappoint, he offers nuanced and powerful insights that reinforce and extend his earlier work. Ideally, Unsettling Empathy should be seen as …

Book review: Alison Atkinson-Phillips. Survivor Memorials: Remembering Trauma and Loss in Contemporary Australia. Perth: University of Western Australia Press, 2019.

Survivor Memorials: Remembering Trauma and Loss in Contemporary Australia offers a detailed documentation of “memory space” (3) focusing on the contemporary memorialisation practices in Australia. The book delves deep into memorial practices to trace the broadening of the cultural definition of loss over time in Australia (152). For most of …