Self-Help Books Use Personal Narratives from Therapeutic Settings

I have trouble “trusting” books by Susan Forward and some others because the examples seem rather inflammatory, possibly even exaggerated.  But the experiences described are very, very relatable – clearly effective rhetorically due to that sense of interpersonal resonance, but does this also indicate epistemic validity?  Is the ethos “real” as in authentic?  Or manufactured…

Trauma and Standpoint: Inflicting Hierarchy via Mimesis

Leys describes the memetic and antimimetic aspects of trauma to be one of the sticking points of most theories of trauma.  Past psychoanalysts found that their patients would imitate hypnotic suggestion, indicating that the memories might be implanted (citation) – the survivors of abuse also appeared to adopt the perspectives over their abusers (citation). This is…

Student Perceptions of Social Trauma: The Judicial System

This blog post clearly illustrates the dangers of brainstorming via public venue.  My assertions below aren’t very coherent and they aren’t supported through outside sources.  But writing this indicates a couple questions I need ask/address as I continue my research: Is there a relationship between the individual experience of trauma and the ability to perceive/understand the traumatic experiences…