Brison published Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self with the Princeton University. Aftermath has ratings and 26 reviews. Bryan said: This is a deeply felt and philosophically sophisticated account of Brison’s process of recovery fol. Synopsis and review of the book Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self, Susan Brison.

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At once a personal narrative of bdison and a philosophical exploration of trauma, this book examines the undoing and remaking of a self in the aftermath of violence.

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Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self

Stronger in the Broken Places”. In a Different Voice: On July 4,while on a morning walk in southern France, Susan Brison was attacked from behind, severely beaten, sexually assaulted, strangled to aftremath, and left for dead.

After a few months of pounding on me they would naturally get back into fighting with control. The Women’s Review of Books.

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Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self by Susan J. Brison

One person found this helpful. The Oprah Magazine “An intellectually stimulating read. Mar 31, Sarah Key rated it really liked it Shelves: I can take a pragmatic approach. As Brison observes, trauma disrupts memory, severs past from present, and incapacitates the ability to envision a future. She also argues for the importance, as well as the hazards, of using first-person narratives in understanding not only trauma, but also larger philosophical questions about what we can know and how we brson live.


Want to Read Brisob Reading Read. Bravely and beautifully written, Aftermath is that rare book that is an illustration of its own arguments. Return to Book Page. Gandhi and the Limits of Non-Violence.

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This is an incredible book, and very difficult to classify. Violence and the Remaking of a Self Susan J. May 08, Paigeforeman rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her training as a philosopher could not help her make sense of things, and many of her fundamental assumptions about the nature of the self and the world it inhabits were shattered.

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The philosophical aspect of psychological treatment is overlooked far too often. Sign in Create an account. Princeton University Press October 26, Language: This is a book written over about ten years and it shows in her constant rethinking of the assault and its aftermath. Contemplations by a Survivor on Auschwitz and its Realities.

Susan Brison charts the disintegration of identity that occurs after sexual violence, and the long and arduous journey back toward a new self. Aftfrmath read this in grad school while studying literature from both past and present which shapes our contemporary understanding of human rights. Brison – – In Diana T.

Margaret rated bridon really liked it Sep 30, I highly recommend this book to those interested in trauma and trauma studies, to those interested in memoir, and to those interested in bearing witness and aiding in bison healing of others. Bravely and beautifully written, Aftermath is that rare book that is an illustration of its own arguments. I guess in general I just disagree with Brison about various things, but I also don’t want to discount how useful her discussion of narratives and the self in the face of trauma can be.


However, as I progressed through the book, I realized that her writing itself was an enactment of her journey. It is more painful and far less sentimental than Anne Frank’s diary. One of the things that struck me with my female students was something that typically happened about a year in to their study. IDK, i think if you don’t mind being triggered to oblivion aftermayh a barely page book this takes me a long time to finish comparatively because there is a lot of triggering elements to it it is a really rewarding read although i’m maybe not as gung ho about this as i was in ?

Bbrison 13, Caleb rated it really liked it Shelves: Brison talks a lot about narrative which is something i am just so ill equip to talk about i will just quietly brush it under the rug brizon think its interesting i guess?

Her rape destroyed the natural, the human and the social glue that held it all together. May 04, Bobbie rated it really liked it. The author uses personal trauma to raise legitimate questions and challenges others to rethink their simplistic so views on trauma.

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