Broken Images, Broken Selves: Dissociative Narratives in Clinical Practice / Edition 1

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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A collection of perspectives on dissociation, showing how it can help or harm people. Contributors consider the experience against a backdrop of cross-cultural interpretation, explore specific exceptional human phenomena such as alien abduction and near- death experience, and comment on the issues raised and the implications for diagnosing dissociation. For interested lay readers as well as mental health professionals. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876308516
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
About the Contributors
Ch. 1 Dissociation in Many Times and Places 3
Ch. 2 History of Dissociation in Western Psychology 41
Ch. 3 The Etiologies of Dissociation 61
Ch. 4 Dissociation, Narrative, and Exceptional Human Experiences 88
Ch. 5 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Existential-Humanistic Perspective 125
Ch. 6 The Body and Modernity in MPD/DID 136
Ch. 7 Near-Death Narratives 163
Ch. 8 Inspiration, Mediumship, Surrealism: The Concept of Creative Dissociation 181
Ch. 9 Alien Abduction Narratives 199
Ch. 10 The Relationship of Dissociative Conditions to Sleep and Dreaming 216
Ch. 11 Good Trips, Bad Trips: Psychedelic Drugs and Dissociation 230
Ch. 12 Dissociation in Terror of Death: The "Hypnoid State" Revisited 248
Ch. 13 Fantasy Proneness, Dissociation, and Narrative Construction 274
Ch. 14 Metaphoric Truth and Narrative Structure: Implications for Understanding and Treating Patients Exhibiting Dissociative Phenomena 305
Ch. 15 Dissociative Narratives and Veracity 323
Ch. 16 The Varieties of Dissociative Experience 336
Name Index 363
Subject Index 369
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