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The Resource Aftermath : violence and the remaking of a self, Susan J. Brison

Aftermath : violence and the remaking of a self, Susan J. Brison

Label
Aftermath : violence and the remaking of a self
Title
Aftermath
Title remainder
violence and the remaking of a self
Statement of responsibility
Susan J. Brison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On July 4, 1990, while on a morning walk in southern France, Susan Brison was attacked from behind, severely beaten, sexually assaulted, strangled to unconsciousness, and left for dead. She survived, but her world was destroyed. Her training as a philosopher could not help her make sense of things, and many of her fundamental assumptions about the nature of the self and the world it inhabits were shattered." "At once a personal narrative of recovery and a philosophical exploration of trauma, this book examines the undoing and remaking of a self in the aftermath of violence. It explores, from an interdisciplinary perspective, memory and truth, identity and self, autonomy and community. It offers imaginative access to the experience of a rape survivor as well as a reflective critique of a society in which women routinely fear and suffer sexual violence." "As Brison observes, trauma disrupts memory, severs past from present, and incapacitates the ability to envision a future. Yet the act of bearing witness, she argues, facilitates recovery by integrating the experience into the survivor's life's story. She also argues for the importance, as well as the hazards, of using first-person narratives in understanding not only trauma, but also larger philosophical questions about what we can know and how we should live."--Jacket
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brison, Susan J
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rape victims
  • Victims of violent crimes
  • Traumatic shock
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Rape victims
  • Traumatic shock
  • Victims of violent crimes
  • Geweld
  • Verkrachting
  • Trauma's (psychologie)
  • Psychische verwerking
  • Vergewaltigung
  • Opfer
  • Gewaltkriminalität
  • Rape
  • Shock, Traumatic
Label
Aftermath : violence and the remaking of a self, Susan J. Brison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Surviving Sexual Violence
  • On the Personal as Philosophical
  • Outliving Oneself
  • Acts of Memory
  • The Politics of Forgetting
  • Retellings
Control code
ocn774285463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 165 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400841493
Lccn
2001021268
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttx6c2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774285463
Label
Aftermath : violence and the remaking of a self, Susan J. Brison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Surviving Sexual Violence
  • On the Personal as Philosophical
  • Outliving Oneself
  • Acts of Memory
  • The Politics of Forgetting
  • Retellings
Control code
ocn774285463
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 165 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400841493
Lccn
2001021268
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttx6c2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774285463

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