Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

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by Judith Lewis Herman, Jo Anna Perrin
     
 

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When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Judith Lewis Herman's volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic

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When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Judith Lewis Herman's volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large. Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism. The book puts individual experience in a broader political frame, arguing that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Meticulously documented and frequently using the victims' own words as well as those from classic literary works and prison diaries, Trauma and Recovery is a powerful work that will continue to profoundly impact our thinking.

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"Herman links the public traumas of society to those of domestic life in this provocative work of psychiatric theory." —Publishers Weekly
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Herman links the public traumas of society to those of domestic life in this provocative work of psychiatric theory. (Aug.)
Booknews
Herman (psychiatry, Harvard Medical School) draws on her own research on domestic violence, as well as on a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors like rape and public traumas such as terrorism. At the heart of the book is a unique approach to recovery that demands that the therapist depart from a stance of moral neutrality, working slowly toward integration rather than catharsis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452634845
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
11/07/2011
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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From the Publisher
"Herman links the public traumas of society to those of domestic life in this provocative work of psychiatric theory." —-Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Judith Lewis Herman, M.D., is a leading expert on trauma and abuse and an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School.

Jo Anna Perrin is an accomplished actor who has appeared in film and television, as well as on stage in New York, Los Angeles, and regionally. The narrator of numerous audiobooks, Jo Anna has garnered critical praise from AudioFile magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly.

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