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.
"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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Excellent book; poor performance
Before retirement, I spent almost 30 years
Excellent non-fiction. The quotations from trauma survivors, famous writers (e.g., ), and professional clinicians and researchers e.g., Bessel Van der Kolk) definitely increased the value of this book.
No. Not ever.
Please have this excellent book re-recorded.
Excellent book for survivors!
- Levi Murray