• Trauma and Recovery

  • The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
  • By: Judith Lewis Herman
  • Narrated by: Jo Anna Perrin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-31-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (271 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.
©1992; 1997 Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group (P)2011 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"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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4 out of 5 stars
By J.Allert on 06-29-14

dense and important

Where does Trauma and Recovery rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's in a different category from recreational reading. It's not meant to be "light reading" but more of a textbook of some density.

What did you like best about this story?

this is less of a story and more of an instruction manual to set the historical context of our understanding of trauma and how we apply this learning

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I had no problems with the narration. Frankly, too much animation and inflection would have seemed contrived. This isn't a topic that warrants "theatre". Those of us working in the field of trauma care get enough DRAMA; we don't need it manufactured for us.

Any additional comments?

I serve survivors of domestic human trafficking in a long-term residential setting. For this population, mostly dealing with complex trauma, this is a vital sourcebook.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By John Guild on 06-21-16

Excellent information poorly delivered

Imagine a passionate orator delivering a speech she had not written nor read beforehand. Example: "All of these steps MUST be taken in ORDER (pause) to complete the project." It might have been good for me, however, because I was required to pay close attention.

Trauma and Recovery gave me a deeper understanding of and compassion for victims of violence. It was very helpful that the author describes PTSD and applies it to not only war survivors but also to rape, insest and domestic abuse victims.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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