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978-1-4422-3185-6 • Hardback • November 2014 • $123.00 • (£95.00)
978-1-4422-3186-3 • eBook • November 2014 • $116.50 • (£90.00)
Michael O’Loughlin, is professor in the School of Education and clinical and research supervisor in the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology at Adelphi University.
Marilyn Charles, PhD, is a staff psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center and a psychoanalyst in private practice in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Introduction, Marilyn Charles & Michael O’Loughlin
Part I Fragments of Trauma
Chapter 1: Trauma, Fragmentation, Memory, and Identity, Marilyn Charles
Chapter 2: Healing Transgressions of Tapu: Re-Membering the Body Sacred, Ingo Lambrecht
Chapter 3: Black Maids-White Madams and the Ghosts in the Nurseries of Post-apartheid South Africa, Cora Smith
Chapter 4: The Lifelong Impact of Institutional Childhood Abuse: The Perspective of the Irish in Britain, Jeff Moore & Christine Thornton
Chapter 5: Django Unchained: Identification with the Oppressor and Traumatic Reenactment, Claude Barbre
Chapter 6: Trauma and Resilience among a Stolen Generation of Indigenous People, Janice Walters
Chapter 7: The Subtle Trauma: Premenstrual Syndrome, Language, and Subjectivity , Marie Hansen
Part II Interventions in Social Spaces
Chapter 8: Life after “Death:” An Empirical and Clinical Perspective on Trauma, Karen Lombardi & Avigail Gordon
Chapter 9: Sounding Home: Using Music to Help Bear Witness and with Expression of Trauma for Patients with Psychosis, Trisha Ready
Chapter 10: A Good Little Group: Recovering Lost Connections between Aboriginal Mothers and Children, Cate Osborn
Chapter 11: When Trauma is Normal: Violence, Creativity, and Healing Relationships in a Distressed African American Urban Neighborhood , Annie Stopford
Chapter 12: Trauma and Identity in Teacher Education Spaces, Richard Johnson & Michael Salzman
Chapter 13: Making Sense of the Senseless: Feeling Bad, Being Mad, Getting Charged Up, Judy Atkinson
Chapter 14: To Unchain Haunting Blood Memories: Intergenerational Trauma Among African Americans, Kirkland C. Vaughans
Chapter 15: “Thinking Beyond Our Means:” Engendering a Depth Understanding of Trauma, Michael O’Loughlin & Barbara Ann McLeod
This book breaks new ground in work on intergenerational transmission of trauma. It not only offers a multitude of ways of understanding how trauma is passed on, but it brings theory compellingly alive by embedding it in a diverse and international array of sociocultural situations. The diversity itself allows readers to appreciate and experience the complex and painful ways that passed-on traumas are lived and communicated to those who bear witness.
— Lynne Layton, Harvard Medical School
This is an indispensable book for anyone interested in how innovatively-applied psychoanalytical thinking can be profoundly but also practically useful. Trauma fragments memory and disables the cohering power of narrative. In this volume, highly skilled editors have facilitated the coming together of clinicians and consummate storytellers who have found ways to help traumatized individuals reconnect with and make sense of their lost and incoherent personal narratives. Working with the trauma in disparate cultures and across mute generations to help people 'live well and with integrity' may better be facilitated.
— Sue Wallace, Senior Adult Psychotherapist, National Health Service Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Fragments of Trauma is an important collection. Powerful and frequently unsettling, its chapters address experiences of trauma in settings from around the world: Māori communities in New Zealand, impoverished African-American neighbourhoods in the US, Irish immigrants in the UK, and many others. Uncompromising in its insistence that the psychic, social and historical dimensions of trauma cannot be separated, the book should be read by clinicians, social scientists and anyone who wants to grasp the continuing relevance of psychoanalysis to our understanding of social problems, as well as to overwhelming personal suffering and pain.
— Peter Redman, Editor of Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society
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