Understanding Trauma: Integrating Biological, Clinical and Cultural Perspectives

Editor : Laurence Kirmayer, Editor : Robert Lemelson, Editor : Laurence Kirmayer, Editor : Mark Barad

Understanding Trauma: Integrating Biological, Clinical and Cultural Perspectives

Book Details

  • Publisher : Cambridge U.P.
  • Published : 2008
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 548
  • Category :
    Trauma and Violence
  • Catalogue No : 28094
  • ISBN 13 : 9780521726993
  • ISBN 10 : 0521726999
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This book analyzes the individual and collective experience of and response to trauma from a wide range of perspectives including basic neuroscience, clinical science, and cultural anthropology. Each perspective presents critical and creative challenges to the other. The first section reviews the effects of early life stress on the development of neural systems and vulnerability to persistent effects of trauma. The second section of the book reviews a wide range of clinical approaches to the treatment of the effects of trauma. The final section of the book presents cultural analyses of personal, social, and political responses to massive trauma and genocidal events in a variety of societies.

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