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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465087655

ISBN-13: 9780465087655

Pub. Date: 05/01/1992

Publisher: Basic Books

When Judith Herman's Trauma and Recovery was first published five years ago, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman's now classic volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new introduction, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains

Overview

When Judith Herman's Trauma and Recovery was first published five years ago, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman's now classic volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new introduction, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic of trauma and recovery 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 on domestic violence, as well as on a 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465087655
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
05/01/1992
Pages:
288

Table of Contents

Introduction

Traumatic Disorders:

A Forgotten History
Terror
Disconnection
Captivity
Child Abuse
A New Diagnosis

Stages of Recovery:

A Healing Relationship
Safety
Remembrance and Mourning
Reconnection
Commonality
The Dialectic of Trauma Continues

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