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Description - History Beyond Trauma by Francoise Davoine

In the course of nearly thirty years of work with patients in psychiatric hospitals and private practice, Francoise Davoine and Jean-Max Gaudilliere have uncovered the ways in which transference and countertransference are affected by the experience of social catastrophe. Handed down from one generation to the next, the unspoken horrors of war, betrayal, dissociation, and disaster in the families of patient and analyst alike are not only revived in the therapeutic relationship but, when understood, actually provide the keys to the healing process. The authors present vivid examples of clinical work with severely traumatized patients, reaching inward to their own intimate family histories as shaped by the Second World War and outward toward an exceptionally broad range of cultural references to literature, philosophy, political theory, and anthropology. Using examples from medieval carnivals and Japanese No theater, to Wittgenstein and Hannah Arendt, to Sioux rituals in North Dakota, they reveal the ways in which psychological damage is done - and undone.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590511114
ISBN-10: 1590511115
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Other Press LLC
Publisher: Other Press LLC
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Francoise Davoine

Over the past thiry years, psychoanalysts Francoise Davoine and Jean-Max Gaudilliere have worked at a public psychiatric hospital, as consultants, and in private practice. They are currently professors at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and both hold advanced degrees in classics (French, Latin, and Greek literature) and doctorates in sociology.

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