Contesting Stories Of Childhood Sexual Abuse by J. Woodiwiss

Contesting Stories Of Childhood Sexual Abuse

byJ. Woodiwiss

Hardcover | August 26, 2009

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Located within a burgeoning therapeutic/self-help culture this book explores stories of childhood sexual abuse, recovered memories and multiple personalities, and explodes the myths surrounding women who, without memories, redefine themselves as victims. 

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JO WOODIWISS is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Huddersfield, UK, a feminist activist, and has worked in the field of sexual violence and abuse for over a decade. She has published widely on childhood sexual abuse in relation to womens narratives, adult victims, and recovered memories.
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Title:Contesting Stories Of Childhood Sexual AbuseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:August 26, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230574041

ISBN - 13:9780230574045

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Table of Contents

Introduction *  A Story for Our Time * Beyond the Recovered Memory Wars * Choosing a Story: Making Sense/Finding Evidence * Making Contact: Knowledge and the Inner Child *  Life with the Inner Child * Problems with the Children * The Contradictory Self * Healing and Growing Up *
Compulsory Sexuality: Sexing the story of Childhood Sexual Abuse *  A Role for the Storytellers *
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