Trauma and Memory

Filename: trauma-and-memory.pdf
ISBN: 9781583949955
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Number of pages: 206
Author: Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Download and read online Trauma and Memory in PDF and EPUB In Trauma and Memory, bestselling author Dr. Peter Levine (creator of the Somatic Experiencing approach) tackles one of the most difficult and controversial questions of PTSD/trauma therapy: Can we trust our memories? While some argue that traumatic memories are unreliable and not useful, others insist that we absolutely must rely on memory to make sense of past experience. Building on his 45 years of successful treatment of trauma and utilizing case studies from his own practice, Dr. Levine suggests that there are elements of truth in both camps. While acknowledging that memory can be trusted, he argues that the only truly useful memories are those that might initially seem to be the least reliable: memories stored in the body and not necessarily accessible by our conscious mind. While much work has been done in the field of trauma studies to address "explicit" traumatic memories in the brain (such as intrusive thoughts or flashbacks), much less attention has been paid to how the body itself stores "implicit" memory, and how much of what we think of as "memory" actually comes to us through our (often unconsciously accessed) felt sense. By learning how to better understand this complex interplay of past and present, brain and body, we can adjust our relationship to past trauma and move into a more balanced, relaxed state of being. Written for trauma sufferers as well as mental health care practitioners, Trauma and Memory is a groundbreaking look at how memory is constructed and how influential memories are on our present state of being.


Trauma and the Memory of Politics

Filename: trauma-and-the-memory-of-politics.pdf
ISBN: 0521534208
Release Date: 2003-07-31
Number of pages: 265
Author: Jenny Edkins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Trauma and the Memory of Politics in PDF and EPUB In this interesting study, Jenny Edkins explores how we remember traumatic events such as wars, famines, genocides and terrorism, and questions the assumed role of commemorations as simply reinforcing state and nationhood. Taking examples from the World Wars, Vietnam, the Holocaust, Kosovo and September 11th, Edkins offers a thorough discussion of practices of memory such as memorials, museums, remembrance ceremonies, the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress and the act of bearing witness. She examines the implications of these commemorations in terms of language, political power, sovereignty and nationalism. She argues that some forms of remembering do not ignore the horror of what happened but rather use memory to promote change and to challenge the political systems that produced the violence of wars and genocides in the first place. This wide-ranging study embraces literature, history, politics and international relations, and makes a significant contribution to the study of memory.


Tense Past

Filename: tense-past.pdf
ISBN: 9781136668340
Release Date: 2016-05-06
Number of pages: 272
Author: Paul Antze
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Tense Past in PDF and EPUB Tense Past provides a much needed appraisal and contextualization of the upsurge of interest in questions of memory and trauma evident in multiple personality and post-traumatic stress disorders, child abuse, and commemoration of the Holocaust. Contributors examine the historical origins of memory in psychiatric discourse and show its connection to broader developments in Western science and medicine. They address the new links between trauma and memory, and they explore how memory shapes the way traumatic events are put into narrative form. They also consider the social and political contexts in which sufferers speak and remember.


Trauma and Memory

Filename: trauma-and-memory.pdf
ISBN: 0761907726
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 384
Author: Linda Williams
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Trauma and Memory in PDF and EPUB Taking an in-depth look at the most current research on memory of traumatic events, this book contains state-of-the-art data in the controversial area of repressed memory. Contributors, major figures in the field, integrate multidisciplinary findings into proposals for coherent treatment, and legal and social policy and practices.


Trauma

Filename: trauma.pdf
ISBN: 080185007X
Release Date: 1995-05-24
Number of pages: 277
Author: Cathy Caruth
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online Trauma in PDF and EPUB A distinguished group of analysts and critics offers a compelling look at what literature and the new approaches of theoretical disciplines bring to the understanding of traumatic experiences such as child abuse, AIDS, and the effects of historical atrocities such as the Holocaust. "These essays offer fresh approaches on the subject of trauma from both a psychoanalytic and contemporary theoretical point of view".--Alan Bass, Ph.D., psychoanalyst.


Trauma and Memory

Filename: trauma-and-memory.pdf
ISBN: 0198026064
Release Date: 1997-05-29
Number of pages: 568
Author: Paul S. Appelbaum
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Trauma and Memory in PDF and EPUB The authenticity of memories of childhood sexual abuse has become one of the major social controversies of the 1990's. As persons who report histories of abuse have sought remedies in civil and criminal proceedings in the courts, the accuracy of their memories--particularly when they have been recalled after a period of time--has been subject to intense scrutiny. This volume brings together many of the leading participants in the debate to provide a comprehensive picture of the psychological, physiological, and legal aspects of trauma. Beginning by defining the opposing positions in the debate, the contributors then offer a variety of perspectives on the nature of memory, including reviews of some of the most exciting recent developments in this fast-growing area of investigation. Next, consideration is given to the impact of trauma on memory, both in adults and in children. With this framework in place, the authors turn to an examination of the variety of treatment approaches available to victims of trauma, who are trying to cope with the painful consequences of those events. The book argues against a unidimensional approach to trauma, calling instead for a multidisciplinary synthesis that includes developmental, neurobiological, cognitive, and psychodynamic perspectives. Chapters address the legal dilemmas for patients, mental health professionals and society as a whole that have arisen from the trauma and memory controversy. Most importantly, the editors shift the focus of their discussion from the laboratory to the courtroom and from the research journal to the psychotherapist's office, looking at the issues from every relevant angle. This is the only book in the field to treat the trauma and memory controversy comprehensively, from basic research on memory processes through clinical approaches to legal and policy issues. Trauma and Memory is a valuable tool for clinicians treating patients with traumatic memories. It is also intended for psychologists, physicians, social workers and lawyers who need a comprehensive reference on trauma and sexual abuse during childhood.


Palestinian Cinema Landscape Trauma and Memory

Filename: palestinian-cinema-landscape-trauma-and-memory.pdf
ISBN: 9780748634095
Release Date: 2008-01-15
Number of pages: 256
Author: Nurith Gertz
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Download and read online Palestinian Cinema Landscape Trauma and Memory in PDF and EPUB Although in recent years, the entire world has been increasingly concerned with the Middle East and Israeli-Palestinian relationship, there are few truly reliable sources of information regarding Palestinian society and culture, either concerning its relationship with Israeli society, its position between east and west or its stances in times of war and peace. One of the best sources for understanding Palestinian culture is its cinema which has devoted itself to serving the national struggle. In this book, two scholars--an Israeli and a Palestinian--in a rare and welcome collaboration, follow the development of Palestinian cinema, commenting on its response to political and social transformations. They discover that the more the social, political and economic conditions worsen and chaos and pain prevail, the more Palestinian cinema becomes involved with the national struggle. As expected, Palestinian cinema has unfolded its national narrative against the Israeli narrative, which tried to silence it.


Contesting Childhood

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ISBN: 0813549159
Release Date: 2010-01-21
Number of pages: 236
Author: Kate Douglas
Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Download and read online Contesting Childhood in PDF and EPUB The late 1990s and early 2000s witnessed a surge in the publication and popularity of autobiographical writings about childhood. Linking literary and cultural studies, Contesting Childhood draws on a varied selection of works from a diverse range of authorsùfrom first-time to experienced writers. Kate Douglas explores Australian accounts of the Stolen Generation, contemporary American and British narratives of abuse, the bestselling memoirs of Andrea Ashworth, Augusten Burroughs, Robert Drewe, Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Pelzer, and Lorna Sage, among many others. Drawing on trauma and memory studies and theories of authorship and readership, Contesting Childhood offers commentary on the triumphs, trials, and tribulations that have shaped this genre. Douglas examines the content of the narratives and the limits of their representations, as well as some of the ways in which autobiographies of youth have become politically important and influential. This study enables readers to discover how stories configure childhood within cultural memory and the public sphere.


Memory Trauma and History

Filename: memory-trauma-and-history.pdf
ISBN: 9780231521611
Release Date: 2011-11-22
Number of pages: 384
Author: Michael S. Roth
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Download and read online Memory Trauma and History in PDF and EPUB Intellectual historian Michael S. Roth has spent more than two decades exploring the way we make meaning out of the past. This collection features his most influential essays, in which he uses psychoanalysis to build a richer understanding of history, and then takes a more expansive conception of history to decode the cultural construction of memory. His collection consists of five sections. The first examines the development in nineteenth-century France of professional criteria for diagnosing memory disorders—criteria that signal fundamental changes in the understanding of present and past. The second section explores links between historical consciousness and issues relating to the psyche, including trauma and repression and hypnosis and therapy. Roth next examines the work of postmodern theorists in light of the philosophy of history. Then he considers photography and its capturing of traces of the past, which propose connection while acknowledging otherness. Roth focuses on piety and how it turns us to the past, or how we strive to be faithful to the past without necessarily getting it right or using it well. Roth concludes with essays on the promises and risks of liberal education, calling for a pragmatic and reflexive approach to thinking and learning. Drawing on his vast experiences as a teacher and academic leader, Roth speaks of living with the past without being dominated by it and of remaining open to the possibility of sharing our lives with others.


Memory of Childhood Trauma

Filename: memory-of-childhood-trauma.pdf
ISBN: 1572301104
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 178
Author: Susan L. Reviere
Publisher: Guilford Press

Download and read online Memory of Childhood Trauma in PDF and EPUB Balanced, systematic, and timely, this clear and pragmatic guide distills current scientific research on childhood trauma and memory for its relevance to clinical work and the quest for narrative meaning in psychotherapy. The book also reviews and integrates psychoanalytic, cognitive, narrative, and neurophysiological theory in order to provide a fair and nuanced account of the literature. Controversial issues such as the "truth" of traumatic memory are addressed, as are ethical issues in working with traumatic memory.


Trauma and Memory

Filename: trauma-and-memory.pdf
ISBN: 9780195100655
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 552
Author: Paul S. Appelbaum
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Download and read online Trauma and Memory in PDF and EPUB The authenticity of memories of childhood sexual abuse has become one of the major social controversies of the 1990's. As persons who report histories of abuse have sought remedies in civil and criminal proceedings in the courts, the accuracy of their memories--particularly when they have been recalled after a period of time--has been subject to intense scrutiny. This volume brings together many of the leading participants in the debate to provide a comprehensive picture of the psychological, physiological, and legal aspects of trauma. Beginning by defining the opposing positions in the debate, the contributors then offer a variety of perspectives on the nature of memory, including reviews of some of the most exciting recent developments in this fast-growing area of investigation. Next, consideration is given to the impact of trauma on memory, both in adults and in children. With this framework in place, the authors turn to an examination of the variety of treatment approaches available to victims of trauma, who are trying to cope with the painful consequences of those events. The book argues against a unidimensional approach to trauma, calling instead for a multidisciplinary synthesis that includes developmental, neurobiological, cognitive, and psychodynamic perspectives. Chapters address the legal dilemmas for patients, mental health professionals and society as a whole that have arisen from the trauma and memory controversy. Most importantly, the editors shift the focus of their discussion from the laboratory to the courtroom and from the research journal to the psychotherapist's office, looking at the issues from every relevant angle. This is the only book in the field to treat the trauma and memory controversy comprehensively, from basic research on memory processes through clinical approaches to legal and policy issues. Trauma and Memory is a valuable tool for clinicians treating patients with traumatic memories. It is also intended for psychologists, physicians, social workers and lawyers who need a comprehensive reference on trauma and sexual abuse during childhood.


Trauma and Public Memory

Filename: trauma-and-public-memory.pdf
ISBN: 9781137406804
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Number of pages: 231
Author: J. Goodall
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Trauma and Public Memory in PDF and EPUB This collection explores the ways in which traumatic experience becomes a part of public memory. It explores the premise that traumatic events are realities; they happen in the world, not in the fantasy life of individuals or in the narrative frames of our televisions and cinemas.


Trauma and Memory

Filename: trauma-and-memory.pdf
ISBN: 0889373876
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 90
Author: Herta Flor
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Pub

Download and read online Trauma and Memory in PDF and EPUB In the last decade, theories on the development and maintenance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have highlighted the important role of changes in the trauma memory, in that traumatic memories seem to be qualitatively different from other, nontraumatic memories. Deficits in trauma memory have been postulated but not always demonstrated. Some recent research suggests that alterations of traumatic memories go along with neurobiological changes and that these changes in patients with PTSD also affect general memory functions. In addition, empirical research on learning processes in PTSD patients, such as cue and context conditioning as well as extinction memory has advanced the theoretical understanding of the development and maintenance of PTSD as well as therapeutic strategies. In that regard, pharmacological interventions (e.g., cognitive enhancers) that influence extinction memory have been suggested to be a fruitful route to explore in PTSD therapy. In addition to PTSD, other consequences of traumatic experiences such as amnesia and personality disorders have been investigated from both a neurobiological and a psychological perspective. This volume links basic neurobiological, experimental, behavioral, and interventional research dealing with traumatic memories or general memory in trauma survivors.


Illuminations from the Past

Filename: illuminations-from-the-past.pdf
ISBN: 0804750998
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 311
Author: Ban Wang
Publisher: Stanford University Press

Download and read online Illuminations from the Past in PDF and EPUB This book offers a cultural history of modern China by looking at the tension between memory and history. Mainstream books on China tend to focus on the hard aspects of economics, government, politics, or international relations. This book takes a humanistic look at modern changes and examines how Chinese intellectuals and artists experienced trauma, social upheavals, and transformations. Drawing on a wide array of sources in political and aesthetic writings, literature, film, and public discourse, the author has portrayed the unique ways the Chinese imagine and portray their own historical destiny in the midst of trauma, catastrophe, and runaway globalization.


Trauma Memory and Narrative in the Contemporary South African Novel

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ISBN: 9789401208451
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 403
Author: Ewald Mengel
Publisher:

Download and read online Trauma Memory and Narrative in the Contemporary South African Novel in PDF and EPUB The contributions to this volume probe the complex relationship of trauma, memory, and narrative. By looking at the South African situation through the lens of trauma, they make clear how the psychic deformations and injuries left behind by racism and col