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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In fact Brison concludes toward the end of her book that she now believes that our selves are fractured and multifarious. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: I don’t want to imagine.

Academically, she took risks to introduce the personal in a field noted for its lofty planes of abstraction. It explores, from an interdisciplinary perspective, memory and truth, identity and self, autonomy and community.

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Princeton University Press Brison has written a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and in anthologies, including pieces in EthicsNomosand Legal Theory. This is a book written over about ten years and it shows in her constant rethinking of after,ath assault and its aftermath. On July 4,while on a morning walk in southern France, Susan Brison was aftermarh from behind, severely beaten, sexually assaulted, strangled to unconsciousness, attermath left for dead.


Mar 12, Jay Z rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 19, Bree rated it bbrison was amazing Shelves: Worse, she was saddled with the shame that accompanies sexual assault and with well-meaning friends, colleagues, and family who urged her to get over it and to get on with her life.

Excellent book–one all trauma survivors should read, one all of those who know trauma survivors should read as well. Violence and the Remaking of a Self by Susan J. It’s facing the fact that there never was a coherent self or story there to begin with.

So can a pill. Sign in Create an account. This book has served the basis for countless papers and projects I’ve engaged in throughout my required coursework. The core of any reaction has to be to Brison’s story of her assault.

Mar 11, Lisadee rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Violence and the Remaking of a Self by Susan Brison. It is at the brisoj time a thought-provoking philosophical reflection of broad interdisciplinary interest, particularly for the study of trauma and narrative. At their best, they are empowering communities where the individuals lift the group and the group the individuals.

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Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self

Oct 22, Cledwyn rated it it was amazing. The sftermath becomes explicit, the connection with humanity is retained while control is permitted to soften and be acknowledged as a myth.


All in all, it is okay to read on Kindle if not after,ath. 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 the healing of others.

As Brison observes, trauma disrupts memory, severs past from present, and incapacitates the ability to envision a future. Plato Symposium Hackett Classics.

Every now and then, I find a book that really helps me to better understand myself. It is easy to traverse to the notes and back.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Aftermath has been described as Brison’s attempt to rejoin two major parts of her life, that of being a woman who has undergone sexual assault, and that as an analytic philosopher.

Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character and Odysseus in America “By facing what follows from traumatic abuse without blinking, afetrmath refusing to forget that the world can never be as it was, Susan Brison’s shatteringly insightful Aftermath reconstructs philosophy as she reinvents survival.

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