Emotional Abuse and Other Psychic Harms: Invisible Wounds and their Histories

Emotional Abuse and Other Psychic Harms: Invisible Wounds and their Histories

by M. Allsopp


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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'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230303027
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/22/2012
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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

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