Readings from the Slave Narratives
Publisher: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Presents more than 40 selections from interviews with former slaves conducted in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration that highlight different aspects of slave life, including work, abuse, living conditions, and emancipation.
True Stories Of Traumatic Memories Lost And Found
Author: Lenore Terr
Publisher: Hachette UK
Can a long-forgotten memory of a horrible event suddenly resurface years later? How can we know whether a memory is true or false? Seven spellbinding cases shed light on why it is rare for a reclaimed memory to be wholly false. Here are unforgettable true stories of what happens when people remember what they've tried to forget—plus one case of genuine false memory. In the best detective-story fashion, using her insights as a psychiatrist and the latest research on the mind and the brain, Lenore Terr helps us separate truth from fiction.
Book Two of the Commitment Series
Author: Karen D. Badger
Cat O'Grady and Billie Charland return in this second book in the Billie/Cat Commitment Series. When Cat receives an envelope in the mail from an anonymous sender, its contents disrupts the Charland household and sets off a chain of events that severely strains Billie's and Cat's commitment to each other and to their family. Billie overreacts with uncharacteristic meanness as well as debilitating headaches and occasional blackouts. Cat convinces her to have her father, Doc, search for possible physical causes. The search results are shocking, and Cat is forced to make a decision that might run their lives together. Will Billie blame Cat for the course she has decided on and choose to split their family apart? Or is their love strong enough to surmount these problems?
Author: Dena Blake
Can a woman give herself completely when she's left a piece of herself behind?
Author: Bernd Röhrle,Franz Caspar,Peter F. Schlottke
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
Dieses Lehrbuch gibt einen allgemeinen und systematischen Überblick zur klinisch-psychologischen Diagnostik. Dazu werden die wichtigsten Modelle, Aufgaben, Vorgehensweisen und Erhebungsformen vorgestellt sowie Informationen zu diagnostischen Strategien u. a. in der Verhaltenstherapie, der Gesprächspsychotherapie und in der Psychoanalyse gegeben. Außerdem vermittelt dieses Handbuch spezielle diagnostische Vorgehensweisen in den wichtigsten Störungs- und Praxisfeldern (z. B. affektive Störungen, Schizophrenie, Angststörungen, Aufmerksamkeitsstörungen, somatoforme Störungen, sexuelle Funktionsstörungen, Beziehungsstörungen, posttraumatische Belastungsstörungen, neuropsychologische Beeinträchtigungen, forensische Fragestellungen). Mit Verweisen auf weiterführende Literatur ist es als Kompendium für die tägliche klinisch-psychologische Arbeit unverzichtbar.
Language, Morality, and Neuroscience
Author: Thomas Stephen Szasz
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
In this brilliantly original and highly accessible work, Thomas Szasz demonstrates the futility of analyzing the mind as a collection of brain functions.This is Szasz's most ambitious work to date. In his best-selling book, The Myth of Mental Illness, he took psychiatry to task for misconstruing human conflict and coping as mental illness. In Our Right to Drugs, he exposed the irrationality and political opportunism that fuels the Drug War. In The Meaning of Mind, he warns that we misconstrue the dialogue within as a problem of consciousness and neuroscience, and do so at our own peril.
Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Author: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
• A New York Times Science Bestseller • “Packed with science and human stories, the book is an intense read. . . . The struggle and resilience of [van der Kolk’s] patients is very moving.” —New Scientist A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Narratives of Dangerous Remembering from Stein to Sapphire
Author: Janice L. Doane,Devon L. Hodges
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Family & Relationships
An exploration of how specific historical contexts, narrative conventions, and cultural politics shape the ways that stories of incest are told and heard
False Memories, Psychotherapy, and Sexual Hysteria
Author: Richard Ofshe,Ethan Watters
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
In the last decade, reports of incest have exploded into the national consciousness. Magazines, talk shows, and mass market paperbacks have taken on the subject as many Americans, primarily women, have come forward with graphic memories of childhood abuse. Making Monsters examines the methods of therapists who treat patients for depression by working to draw out memories or, with the use of hypnosis, to encourage fantasies of childhood abuse the patients are told they have repressed. Since this therapy may leave the patient more depressed and alienated than before, questions are appropriately raised here about the ethics and efficacy of such treatment. In the last decade, reports of incest have exploded into the national consciousness. Magazines, talk shows, and mass market paperbacks have taken on the subject as many Americans, primarily women, have come forward with graphic memories of childhood abuse. Making Monsters examines the methods of therapists who treat patients for depression by working to draw out memories or, with the use of hypnosis, to encourage fantasies of childhood abuse the patients are told they have repressed. Since this therapy may leave the patient more depressed and alienated than before, questions are appropriately raised here about the ethics and efficacy of such treatment.
Father-Daughter Incest in American History
Author: Lynn Sacco
Publisher: JHU Press
This history of father-daughter incest in the United States explains how cultural mores and political needs distorted attitudes toward and medical knowledge of patriarchal sexual abuse at a time when the nation was committed to the familial power of white fathers and the idealized white family. For much of the nineteenth century, father-daughter incest was understood to take place among all classes, and legal and extralegal attempts to deal with it tended to be swift and severe. But public understanding changed markedly during the Progressive Era, when accusations of incest began to be directed exclusively toward immigrants, blacks, and the lower socioeconomic classes. Focusing on early twentieth-century reform movements and that era’s epidemic of child gonorrhea, Lynn Sacco argues that middle- and upper-class white males, too, molested female children in their households, even as official records of their acts declined dramatically. Sacco draws on a wealth of sources, including professional journals, medical and court records, and private and public accounts, to explain how racial politics and professional self-interest among doctors, social workers, and professionals in allied fields drove claims and evidence of incest among middle- and upper-class white families into the shadows. The new feminism of the 1970s, she finds, brought allegations of father-daughter incest back into the light, creating new societal tensions. Against several different historical backdrops—public accusations of incest against "genteel" men in the nineteenth century, the epidemic of gonorrhea among young girls in the early twentieth century, and adult women’s incest narratives in the mid-to late twentieth century—Sacco demonstrates that attitude shifts about patriarchal sexual abuse were influenced by a variety of individuals and groups seeking to protect their own interests.
A Clinical Guidebook
Author: Amy J. L. Baker,S. Richard Sauber
This edited volume is written by and for mental health professionals who work directly with alienated children and their parents. The chapters are written by leaders in the field, all of whom know how vexing parental alienation can be for mental health professionals. No matter how the professional intersects with families affected by alienation, be it through individual treatment, reunification therapy, a school setting, or support groups, he or she needs to consider how to make proper assessments, how to guard against bias, and when and how to involve the court system, among other challenges. The cutting edge clinical interventions presented in this book will help professionals answer these questions and help them to help their clients. The authors present a range of clinical options such as parent education, psycho-educational programs for children, and reunification programs for children and parents that make this volume a useful reference and practical guide.
Exploring Individual Practice, Organizational Policy, and Societal Responses
Author: Thomas L. Underwood, PhD,Christine Edmunds
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
Based on the acclaimed professional certificate program, Advanced Institute on Victim Studies: Critical Analysis of Victim Assistance, this book identifies core content areas essential for practitioners working with crime victims. Recognizing the multidisciplined, multisystem field that encompasses victim assistance, the contributors present a solid foundation of the varying concepts and theories on victims and victims services. The balance of the text addresses the skills and strategies needed to enhance services to victims at the individual, organizational, and societal levels. Each chapter concludes with an analysis and application section, including representative scenarios and key questions for review.
The History and Politics of Alien Abduction
Author: Bridget Brown
Publisher: NYU Press
Since its emergence in the 1960s, belief in alien abduction has saturated popular culture, with the ubiquitous image of the almond-eyed alien appearing on everything from bumper stickers to bars of soap. Drawing on interviews with alleged abductees from the New York area, Bridget Brown suggests a new way for people to think about the alien phenomenon, one that is concerned not with establishing whether aliens actually exist, but with understanding what belief in aliens in America may tell us about our changing understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves looks at how the belief in abduction by extraterrestrials is constituted by and through popular discourse and the images provided by print, film, and television. Brown contends that the abduction phenomenon is symptomatic of a period during which people have come to feel increasingly divested of the ability to know what is real or true about themselves and the world in which they live. The alien abduction phenomenon helps us think about how people who feel left out create their own stories and fashion truths that square with their own experience of the world.
Illegible Black Masculinities
Author: Mark Anthony Neal
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
Mark Anthony Neal’s Looking for Leroy is an engaging and provocative analysis of the complex ways in which black masculinity has been read and misread through contemporary American popular culture. Neal argues that black men and boys are bound, in profound ways, to and by their legibility. The most “legible” black male bodies are often rendered as criminal, bodies in need of policing and containment. Ironically, Neal argues, this sort of legibility brings welcome relief to white America, providing easily identifiable images of black men in an era defined by shifts in racial, sexual, and gendered identities. Neal highlights the radical potential of rendering legible black male bodies—those bodies that are all too real for us—as illegible, while simultaneously rendering illegible black male bodies—those versions of black masculinity that we can’t believe are real—as legible. In examining figures such as hip-hop entrepreneur and artist Jay-Z, R&B Svengali R. Kelly, the late vocalist Luther Vandross, and characters from the hit HBO series The Wire, among others, Neal demonstrates how distinct representations of black masculinity can break the links in the public imagination that create antagonism toward black men. Looking for Leroy features close readings of contemporary black masculinity and popular culture, highlighting both the complexity and accessibility of black men and boys through visual and sonic cues within American culture, media, and public policy. By rendering legible the illegible, Neal maps the range of identifications and anxieties that have marked the performance and reception of post-Civil Rights era African American masculinity. Mark Anthony Neal is Professor of African & African American Studies at Duke University. He is the author of several books including New Black Man and Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic and the host of the weekly webcast Left of Black.
The Tough Stuff of American Memory
Author: James Oliver Horton,Lois E. Horton
Publisher: The New Press
Category: Social Science
America's slave past is being analyzed as never before, yet it remains one of the most contentious issues in U.S. memory. In recent years, the culture wars over the way that slavery is remembered and taught have reached a new crescendo. From the argument about the display of the Confederate flag over the state house in Columbia, South Carolina, to the dispute over Thomas Jefferson's relationship with his slave Sally Hemings and the ongoing debates about reparations, the questions grow ever more urgent and more difficult. Edited by noted historians James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton, this collection explores current controversies and offers a bracing analysis of how people remember their past and how the lessons they draw influence American politics and culture today. Bringing together some of the nation's most respected historians, including Ira Berlin, David W. Blight, and Gary B. Nash, this is a major contribution to the unsettling but crucial debate about the significance of slavery and its meaning for racial reconciliation.
Joseph Smith, Jr. and the Dissociated Mind
Author: William D. Morain
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Dr. Morain's remarkable psychological study of Joseph Smith, Jr. will be of interest to a wide spectrum of readers -- as a social history, religious biography, an account of the dissociative elements in poetic and spiritual genius, or simply a gripping portrait of an ill-fated and tragic man.
And Run the Floor©
Author: Chip Kilgus
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Edward Chip Kilgus is an Award Winning Poet listed in 13 Whos Whos including Marquis Whos Who In The World 2007. Marquis Whos Who In America 2006 and 2007. The International Whos Who In Poetry 2005 and 2006. Whos Who In Autumn, editor Winters 1987-88 and 88-89; Whos Who World of Poetry 1990 and 1991. International Authors and Winters Whos Who 12th Edition. Whos Who In New Poets 1996 and 1997. He won 7 Editors Choice Awards from the International Literary of Poetry 2004-2006. Additionally, he took 3rd place in The Poets Corner 1989 contest and Honorable Mention (Top 100) in Mentor Magazine 1986 Annual Contest. HE won 7 consecutive Golden Poet Awards from World of Poetry 1986-1992 and 22 Honorable Mentions 1985-1992. He was listed in the International Directory of Honor 3rd Word Edition and included in 8 American Annual , 4 featured Poets and Best New Poets of 1986 by American Poetry Association; Best New Poets of 1995 by National Literary of Poetry. The Sound of Poetry CD International Library of Poetry and 4 Presidents Awards for Literary Excellence from Illiad Press 2002-2004. He has published 2 chapbooks The School Bus of Our Dreams Yes, Press, 1987 and Its A Long Walk To Hollywood Yes, Press 1987 and 1988. He has won Awards in Singing and Songwriting (Talent Quincy Ma. 1987-1989). And was upgraded on a Movie Set as an Actor (Extra). The Victim of 2 attempted murders in 1984. he now resides in Fort Lauderdale , Florida.
Experience, Identity, Policy, Agency
Author: Andrea O'Reilly
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
A pioneer of modern motherhood studies, Andrea O'Reilly explores motherhood's current representation and practice, considering developments that were unimaginable decades ago: the Internet, interracial surrogacy, raising transchildren, male mothering, intensive mothering, queer parenting, the applications of new biotechnologies, and mothering in the post-9/11 era. Her work pulls together a range of disciplines and themes in motherhood studies. She confronts the effects of globalization, HIV/AIDS, welfare reform, politicians as mothers, third wave feminism, and the evolving motherhood movement, and she incorporates Chicana, African-American, Canadian, Muslim, queer, low-income, trans, and lesbian perspectives.
Child Heroes of the Underground Railroad
Author: Jonathan Shectman
Through careful, detailed consideration of a host of primary documents about the young activists who formed the Underground Railroad's underappreciated operational workforce, this book offers fresh insight to the complex question, "Who ended slavery?"