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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,749 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judith Lewis Herman Narrator: Jo Anna Perrin Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Judith Lewis 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. Download and start listening now!


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  • Herman links the public traumas of society to those of domestic life in this provocative work of psychiatric theory. Publishers Weekly

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katherine | 2/10/2014

    " This is an exhaustive and phenomenal study of trauma psychology written by a pioneer in the field. If I'm not mistaken, I believe Herman was one of the first to connect the dots between the experiences of combat veterans, rape victims, and people raised in abusive homes (a connection we tend to take for granted today) and put forth a clinical diagnosis of PTSD as well as a roadmap for its recovery. Dense yet readable and layperson-friendly, Trauma and Recovery is one of the best things you can read on the subject of either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rickyjez | 2/7/2014

    " A book that every anthropology, sociology, gender studies, political scientist, and the list goes on . . . should add to their collection! A favorite of mine. So thought provoking and full of solutions to how people can make the world a safer more equitable place. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John Barth | 1/29/2014

    " This book changed my life and perhaps saved it. It is a fascinating, incredibly helpful and compelling work. It reaffirms the resilience of people and the power to heal after the worst circumstances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Victoria | 1/19/2014

    " I read this book right after I came back from a month long program on the Holocaust as I was taking a semester long course on the Vietnam war. It was one of the single most helpful tools I came to have when processing what I experienced from survivors and even their children and grand children, and Vietnam Vets who spoke to our class, as well as a much broader context of post trauma - and has been one of the most helpful resources for me in working with people in ministry! "

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