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The empire of trauma : an inquiry into the condition of victimhood / Didier Fassin and Richard Rechtman ; translated by Rachel Gomme.

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    Uniform Title
    Empire du traumatisme. English
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Fassin, Didier.
    Published
    Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2009
    Contents
    A dual genealogy. The significance of a controversy. The birth of trauma. Labor laws
    The long hunt. Cowardice or death. The brutalization of therapy. After the war. A French history
    The intimate confession. War psychoanalysis. A profitable sickness. Victims of the self. The issue of survival
    An end to suspicion. Women and children first. The consecration of the event. The last witnesses. The humanity of criminals
    Psychiatric victimology. Victims' rights. The resistance of psychiatry. An ambiguous origin. A relative autonomy
    Toulouse. The summons to trauma. Emergency care in question. Inequalities and exclusions. Consolation and compensation
    Humanitarian psychiatry. One origin, two accounts. In the beginning was humanitarianism. On the margins of war. The frontiers of humanity
    Palestine. The need to testify. The chronicles of suffering. Equivalence of victims. Histories without a history
    The psychotraumatology of exile. The immigrant, between native and foreigner. The clinical practice of asylum. A change of paradigm. The evidence of the body
    Asylum. The illegitimate refugee. Recognizing the sign. The truth of writing. The meaning of words. Conclusion : the moral economy of trauma.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rechtman, Richard.
    Notes
    Originally published in French as: L'empire du traumatisme.
    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
    A dual genealogy. The significance of a controversy. The birth of trauma. Labor laws -- The long hunt. Cowardice or death. The brutalization of therapy. After the war. A French history -- The intimate confession. War psychoanalysis. A profitable sickness. Victims of the self. The issue of survival -- An end to suspicion. Women and children first. The consecration of the event. The last witnesses. The humanity of criminals -- Psychiatric victimology. Victims' rights. The resistance of psychiatry. An ambiguous origin. A relative autonomy -- Toulouse. The summons to trauma. Emergency care in question. Inequalities and exclusions. Consolation and compensation -- Humanitarian psychiatry. One origin, two accounts. In the beginning was humanitarianism. On the margins of war. The frontiers of humanity -- Palestine. The need to testify. The chronicles of suffering. Equivalence of victims. Histories without a history -- The psychotraumatology of exile. The immigrant, between native and foreigner. The clinical practice of asylum. A change of paradigm. The evidence of the body -- Asylum. The illegitimate refugee. Recognizing the sign. The truth of writing. The meaning of words. Conclusion : the moral economy of trauma.
    Translated from the French.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780691137520
    0691137528 (hardcover : alk. paper)
    9780691137537 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    0691137536 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    Physical Description
    xii, 305 p. ; 25 cm.

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