Brison published Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self with the Princeton University. Aftermath has ratings and 26 reviews. Bryan said: This is a deeply felt and philosophically sophisticated account of Brison’s process of recovery fol. Synopsis and review of the book Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self, Susan Brison.

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At once a personal narrative of recovery and a philosophical exploration of trauma, this book examines the undoing and remaking of a self in the aftermath of violence. One of the most impressive by which I guess I mean intellectually and emotionally courageous things about it is her refusal to put a bow on it.

At times the book is dense and hard-to-read, but overall I found it really quite readable. There are some interesting sections dealing with embodied confidence as well in which the author advocates self defense classes as a powerful tool for healing and regaining a sense of control. Get to Know Us. Violence and the Remaking of a Self on your Kindle in under a minute.

Bravely and beautifully written, Aftermath is that rare book that is an illustration of its own arguments.

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Now I feel better equipped as an oppressed brisno and a future minister.


How to Survive Sexual Assault. The trick, of course, will be to not reduce these histories to case studies but to continue to insist on the full particularity of its horror. As a dear friend of a rape victim. Jul 09, Kate rated it it was amazing. Cultural Memory, Empathy, and Rape.

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On July 4,while on a morning walk in southern France, Susan Brison was attacked from behind, severely beaten, sexually assaulted, strangled to unconsciousness, and left for dead. Yet the act of bearing witness, she argues, facilitates recovery by integrating the experience into the survivor’s life’s story. Soran Reader – – Philosophy 80 2: Toward a Politics of Peace “A triumph of beauty and understanding in the face of unspeakable horror.

Power and the Ethics of Knowing. Brison – – Journal of Social Philosophy aftrmath 1: Emotionally, she had the loving support of her husband. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. A woman is raped, beaten near death, and left to die.

Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self

It offers imaginative access to the experience of a rape survivor as well as a reflective critique of a society in which women routinely fear and suffer sexual violence. She speaks of it as a condemnation to live in a now of non -sense, non -reason, suffering the pathological fears, flashbacks, and other accoutrements of post-traumatic stress disorder.


The first half of the book is a bit hampered by Brison’s focus on debunking analytic philosophical conceptions of the self—she is clearly right in her critiques, it’s just that the accounts of the This book traces the author’s process of healing after extreme trauma, specifically focusing on what that experience tells us about the nature of the self and the power and function of narrative.

Brison graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, and went on to receive both a master’s degree and a PhD from the University of Toronto. Sign in Create an account. Oct 19, Bree rated it it was amazing Shelves: The certainty of the self is called into question by the other with the suicide of her brother. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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