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Trauma, Culture, and Metaphor : Pathways of Transformation and Integration (Paperback)

Author: Wilson, John P.

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In this volume, John Wilson and Jacob Lindy explore the language of both individual and collective trauma in an era dominated by globalization and interconnectedness. As Wilson points out in the first chapter, Western psychiatrists have increasingly found that their ideas of trauma were not always easily translated to other cultures.

Through lucid, careful discussion, this important book builds a bridge between the etymology of trauma-related terms commonly used in Western cultures and those of other cultures, such as the Burundi-Rwandan ihahamuka. It also provides the clinician with a framework for working with trauma survivors using a cross-cultural vocabularya "one often based in metaphora "to fully address the experienced trauma and to begin work on reconnection and self-reinvention.

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Publisher Routledge
Mfg Part# 9780415953313
SKU 205504451
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0415953316
Release Date 6/5/2013
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Routledge
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