Father-Daughter Incest: With a New Afterword / Edition 1

Father-Daughter Incest: With a New Afterword / Edition 1

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by Judith Lewis Herman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674002709

ISBN-13: 9780674002708

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: Harvard

Through an intensive clinical study of forty incest victims and numerous interviews with professionals in mental health, child protection, and law enforcement, Judith Herman develops a composite picture of the incestuous family. In a new afterword, Herman offers a lucid and thorough overview of the knowledge that has developed about incest and other forms of sexual

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Through an intensive clinical study of forty incest victims and numerous interviews with professionals in mental health, child protection, and law enforcement, Judith Herman develops a composite picture of the incestuous family. In a new afterword, Herman offers a lucid and thorough overview of the knowledge that has developed about incest and other forms of sexual abuse since this book was first published.

Reviewing the extensive research literature that demonstrates the validity of incest survivors' sometimes repressed and recovered memories, she convincingly challenges the rhetoric and methods of the backlash movement against incest survivors, and the concerted attempt to deny the events they find the courage to describe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674002708
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Author's Note, 2000: In Memory of Lisa Hirschman

Introduction: Cinderella or Saint Dympna

PART 1: The Incest Secret

1. A Common Occurrence

2. The Question of Harm

3. The Question of Blame

4. The Rule of the Father

PART 2: Daughter's Lives

5. Incestuous Fathers and Their Families

6. The Daughter's Inheritance

7. Seductive Fathers and Their Families

PART 3: Breaking Secrecy

8. The Crisis of Disclosure

9. Restoring Families

10. Criminal Justice

11. Remedies for Victims

12. Preventing Sexual Abuse

Afterword, 2000: Understanding Incest

Twenty Years Later

Appendix: The Incest Statutes, by Leigh Beinen

Notes

Index

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Father-Daughter Incest: With a New Afterword 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This book was an informative read on what incest is, why it occurs, and how families can heal after the trauma of incest. More boys and girls are the victims of incest (over and covert) than we think. Readers of this insightful book may also like "Jenna's Flaw," a novel about incest in a small town in the Middle West.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago