The Secret Trauma: Incest in the Lives of Girls and Women, Revised Edition / Edition 1

The Secret Trauma: Incest in the Lives of Girls and Women, Revised Edition / Edition 1

by Diana E H Russell, Daina E. Russell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465075967

ISBN-13: 9780465075966

Pub. Date: 05/14/1999

Publisher: Basic Books


The Secret Trauma remains the definitive argument for the overwhelming prevalence of incestuous abuse. Based on findings about San Francisco, the book makes a persuasive case for an epidemic of abuse on a national scale. In her nuanced and sophisticated analysis, Russell carefully explores the complex variables of incestuous abuse: the changing

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The Secret Trauma remains the definitive argument for the overwhelming prevalence of incestuous abuse. Based on findings about San Francisco, the book makes a persuasive case for an epidemic of abuse on a national scale. In her nuanced and sophisticated analysis, Russell carefully explores the complex variables of incestuous abuse: the changing incidence of abuse over time, the severity of th abuse, the victim’s age, factors of class, race, and ethnicity, and long term effects on victims.In a new introduction to the revised edition, Russell takes on the most important issue to arise in the field since the book was originally published in 1986: the serious backlash that followed the outpouring of reports by victims/survivors, and the controversy over false accusations and “false memories.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465075966
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
05/14/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

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