Memory Matters: Contexts for Understanding Sexual Abuse by Janice Haaken,Paula Reavey

By Janice Haaken,Paula Reavey

This ebook is grounded within the debates of the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties that surrounded memories of formative years sexual abuse, quite those who emerged within the context of psychotherapy. while starting to be numbers of therapists claimed that they have been convalescing deeply repressed stories of early sexual violations of their lady consumers, a wave of alarmed critics countered that therapists have been implanting the very thoughts they have been gaining knowledge of. In on reflection at this unstable and heated controversy, Memory Matters takes up demanding questions that linger touching on reminiscence, sexuality, and formative years.


Beginning with a re-analysis of instances from the recovered reminiscence period, the amount is going directly to supply clean views on memories of early life sexual abuse. educated via feminist and significant views inside psychology, contributing authors introduce examples from their very own qualitative study on methods of remembering. they provide wealthy examples from a variety of utilized settings, from the courts, psychotherapy, associations for the disabled, to self-help teams and the media.


A shared set of questions is addressed by way of all the authors to create a discussion with the reader on routine motifs. Memory Matters is a perfect source for complicated undergraduate and postgraduate scholars within the social sciences and felony experiences, in addition to practitioners within the fields of psychological well-being, problem prone, and the legislations. Scholarly and available in tone, the publication additionally deals useful insights for execs operating with early life memory.

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