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The Resource Trauma and forgiveness : consequences and communities, C. Fred Alford, University of Maryland, (electronic resource)

Trauma and forgiveness : consequences and communities, C. Fred Alford, University of Maryland, (electronic resource)

Label
Trauma and forgiveness : consequences and communities
Title
Trauma and forgiveness
Title remainder
consequences and communities
Statement of responsibility
C. Fred Alford, University of Maryland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Contrary to the view of trauma popularized by literary theorists, Trauma and Forgiveness argues that the traumatized are capable of representing their experience and that we should therefore listen more and theorize less. Using stories and case studies, including testimonies from Holocaust survivors, as well as the victims of 'ordinary' trauma, C. Fred Alford shows that while the traumatized are generally capable of representing their experience, this does little to heal them. He draws on the British Object Relations tradition in psychoanalysis to argue that forgiveness, which might be expected to help heal the traumatized, is generally an attempt to avoid the hard work of mourning losses which can never be made whole. Forgiveness is better seen as a virtue in the classical sense, a recognition of human vulnerability. The book concludes with an extended case study of Austrian essayist Jean Ame;ry and his refusal to forgive"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alford, C. Fred
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychic trauma
  • Forgiveness
  • Bereavement
  • Psychology
Label
Trauma and forgiveness : consequences and communities, C. Fred Alford, University of Maryland, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: trauma and forgiveness; 2. Is the Holocaust traumatic?; 3. Winnicott and trauma: psychology and marginalization; 4. Melanie Klein, forgiveness and a good enough world: theory; 5. Melanie Klein, forgiveness and a good enough world: practice; 6. Forgiveness and transitional experience: Winnicott; 7. Jean Ame;ry: resentment, loneliness, and aging; 8. Conclusion: trauma as knowledge and the virtue of forgiveness
Control code
ssj0001062964
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107043404
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013034563
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001062964
Label
Trauma and forgiveness : consequences and communities, C. Fred Alford, University of Maryland, (electronic resource)
Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: trauma and forgiveness; 2. Is the Holocaust traumatic?; 3. Winnicott and trauma: psychology and marginalization; 4. Melanie Klein, forgiveness and a good enough world: theory; 5. Melanie Klein, forgiveness and a good enough world: practice; 6. Forgiveness and transitional experience: Winnicott; 7. Jean Ame;ry: resentment, loneliness, and aging; 8. Conclusion: trauma as knowledge and the virtue of forgiveness
Control code
ssj0001062964
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107043404
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013034563
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001062964

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