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    Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence (Hardback) By (author) Judith Lewis Herman


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    DescriptionIn a major new work of synthesis, the author of "Father-Daughter Incest" extends her ground-breaking work to explore the psychological consequences of the full range of traumatic life events. Integrating clinical and social perspective without sacrificing either the complexity of individual experience or the breadth of political context, "Trauma and Recovery" brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Judith Herman 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 an approach to recovery that demands that the therapist depart from a stance of moral neutrality, working slowly toward integration rather than catharsis. Herman's analysis and conclusions challenge most conventional wisdom: for example, she shows how private experiences like incest and public trauma such as terrorism share fundamental similarities of disempowerment and denial; and she describes how childhood abuse has far more profound effects on personality than has been believed.

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    Trauma and Recovery
    The Aftermath of Violence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Judith Lewis Herman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9780465087655
    ISBN 10: 0465087655

    BIC E4L: PSY
    BIC subject category V2: JM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: MMH, JFFE
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY020000
    DC21: 616.8521
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    30 April 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Table of contents
    Part 1 Traumatic disorders: a forgotten history; terror; disconnection; captivity; child abuse; a new diagnosis. Part 2 Stages of recovery: a healing relationship; safety; remembrance and mourning; reconnection; commonality.