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    DescriptionWhen Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, 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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    Title
    Trauma and Recovery
    Subtitle
    The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Judith Lewis Herman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780465087303
    ISBN 10: 0465087302
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.4
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26960
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BIC subject category V2: MMH
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BIC subject category V2: JFFE
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BISAC V2.8: PSY020000, PSY022000
    DC21: 617.21
    B&T Approval Code: A67263200
    DC22: 616.85/21, 616.8521
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: RC552.P67 H47 1997
    Thema V1.0: JBFK, VSP, MKL
    Edition statement
    Rev ed.
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    BASIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    30 May 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Judith Herman, M.D., one of this country's leading experts on trauma and abuse, is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, and director of training at the Victims of Violence Program at Cambridge Hospital. She is also a founding member of the Women's Mental Health Collective in Massachusetts.
    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