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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Feb 18, Celeste rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of the most moving and profound works of philosophy that I have read.

She also argues for the importance, as well as the hazards, of using first-person narratives in understanding not only aftermaath, but also larger philosophical questions about what we can know and how we should live.

An unspoken tension arises between that reconnection and the need for control pursued from stage 1. In fact Brison concludes toward the end of her book that she now believes that our selves are fractured and multifarious. Oct 22, Cledwyn rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Aftermathplease sign up.

I know it is widely read in continental philosophy and feminist philosophy of aftermsth stripes.

At the Mind’s Limits: Added to PP index Total downloads 2of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I bdison my downloads? English Choose a language for shopping. Mirsa rated it really liked it Jun 19, In retrospect, I think Brison enacts four distinct stages, which I take to be a progression on the path to becoming a subject capable of truly ethical encounter: The point I wish to make to my fellow philosophical types is that by following Brison’s suggestion we base our investigations on the aftermayh of issues that are really happening to people and the result could be that people we actually find the results of those investigations more interesting and empowering to their lives.


There are some lines that should never be bgison and yet are crossed all the time. May 08, Paigeforeman rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was absolutely amazing. She also argues for the importance, as well as the hazards, of using first-person narratives in understanding not aftdrmath trauma, but also larger philosophical questions about what we can know and how we should live.

Be the first to discover new talent! No keywords specified fix it. 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. Please provide an email address. It made me aftedmath, it helped me make sense of my own trauma, and it made me a better listener.


Williams, The Nation “Brison’s personal narrative and research on surviving rape will attract broad readership, and the more philosophical reflections will attract those interested in a multidisciplinary look at how individuals and society cope with the threat and reality of violence.

I was pleased to read her discussion of the positive impact that her martial arts study had on her recovery.

Making Feminist Sense of International Politics. Living people 20th-century American philosophers American women philosophers Dartmouth College faculty. While none of the theory brsion new to me, since I am already very familiar with trauma studies and trauma theory, I still learned a lot.

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In a Different Voice: Just that things could have been a little more robust. A well-written book that deeply explores the relationship between narrative thought and the healing process in the ‘aftermath’ of trauma. Illustrated beautifully in brispn book. Understanding the experience of sexual assault is to understand the experience brizon a shockingly high percentage of the population. Bravely and beautifully written, Aftermath is that rare book that is an illustration of its own arguments.


Oh, and on an academic level, I don’t know enough about philosophy to really brisln Brison there, but as far as psychology goes I found some of her theory wanting. It is a nightmarish story told plainly and eloquently and it hurts to read it at times. Violence and the Remaking of a Self.

So can a pill. I don’t want to imagine. Retrieved 8 October History of Western Philosophy. Her training as a philosopher could not help her make sense of things, and many of her fundamental assumptions about the nature of the brlson and the world it inhabits were shattered.

It is more painful and far less sentimental than Anne Frank’s diary. Kai Nielsen – – Inquiry: I especially appreciated Brison’s analysis of the function of narrative in the process of recovery, and the ways in which the conditions, mechanisms, and content of narrative can give some coherence to the diverse understandings of self and accordingly the different ways aftefmath which individuals are deeply wounded following a traumatic event.

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Brison discusses the fundamentals of trauma and PTSD with her own story as a case study. Violence and the Remaking of a Self by Susan Brison. Then again, this aftermatg written in the 90s. Setup an account brjson your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

History of Western Philosophy. Princeton University Press Yet the act of bearing witness, she argues, facilitates recovery by integrating the experience into the survivor’s life’s story. Again, not that I think she’s entirely wrong!