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The Resource Trauma and forgiveness : consequences and communities, C. Fred Alford

Trauma and forgiveness : consequences and communities, C. Fred Alford

Label
Trauma and forgiveness : consequences and communities
Title
Trauma and forgiveness
Title remainder
consequences and communities
Statement of responsibility
C. Fred Alford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Contrary to the view of trauma popularized by literary theorists, Trauma and Forgiveness argues that the traumatized are capable of representing their experience and that we should therefore listen more and theorize less. Using stories and case studies, including testimonies from Holocaust survivors, as well as the victims of 'ordinary' trauma, C. Fred Alford shows that while the traumatized are generally capable of representing their experience, this does little to heal them. He draws on the British Object Relations tradition in psychoanalysis to argue that forgiveness, which might be expected to help heal the traumatized, is generally an attempt to avoid the hard work of mourning losses which can never be made whole. Forgiveness is better seen as a virtue in the classical sense, a recognition of human vulnerability. The book concludes with an extended case study of Austrian essayist Jean Ame;ry and his refusal to forgive"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alford, C. Fred
Index
index present
LC call number
BF175.5.P75
LC item number
A44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychic trauma
  • Forgiveness
  • Bereavement
  • Psychology
  • Bereavement
  • Forgiveness
  • Psychic trauma
  • Psychology
Label
Trauma and forgiveness : consequences and communities, C. Fred Alford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: trauma and forgiveness -- Is the Holocaust traumatic? -- Winnicott and trauma -- Melanie Klein and forgiveness: theory -- Melanie Klein and forgiveness: practice -- Winnicott: forgiveness and transitional experience -- Jean Amery: resentment, loneliness, and aging -- Conclusion: trauma as knowledge
Control code
876673557
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 220 pages
Isbn
9781107043404
Lccn
2013034563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023414333
System control number
(OCoLC)876673557
Label
Trauma and forgiveness : consequences and communities, C. Fred Alford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: trauma and forgiveness -- Is the Holocaust traumatic? -- Winnicott and trauma -- Melanie Klein and forgiveness: theory -- Melanie Klein and forgiveness: practice -- Winnicott: forgiveness and transitional experience -- Jean Amery: resentment, loneliness, and aging -- Conclusion: trauma as knowledge
Control code
876673557
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 220 pages
Isbn
9781107043404
Lccn
2013034563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023414333
System control number
(OCoLC)876673557

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