Maps the emergence of a powerful psycho-social idea out of its historical and social circumstances, as the concept of injury or trauma has moved, over the twentieth century, from the description of a physical, visible lesion to a more abstract, psychic harm often thought of as an 'invisible wound'.
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About the Author
Marian Allsopp worked as a journalist and economist before having children. In the 1980s she was a family therapist and systems consultant in the adolescent ward of the Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK. She took a research post in the early 1990s at
Nottingham University, UK, looking at social workers' attitudes to risk. From 1997–2003 she was a part-time Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, UK, and she received a PhD from the Sociology Department of the London School of Economics in 2009.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction Invisible Wounds Suffering From Nerves: The Management of Subjectivity in PTSD Negligently Inflicted Psychiatric Illness or Nervous Shock The Emotional Abuse of Children: An Inward Turn The Heart of All Harm: The Emotional Abuse Literature: 1980 2006 Attachment: An 'Internalised Something' and the Natural World Risk and Resilience: Attachment at the Turn of the Century Conclusion Notes References