Contesting Stories Of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

byJo Woodiwiss

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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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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. 

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.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.81 × 5.62 × 0.78 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage: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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