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As far back as we know, there have been individuals incapacitated by memories that have filled them with sadness and remorse, fright and horror, or a sense of irreparable loss. Only recently, however, have people tormented with such recollections been diagnosed as suffering from "post-traumatic stress disorder." Here Allan Young traces this malady, particularly as it is suffered by Vietnam veterans, to its beginnings in the emergence of ideas about the unconscious mind and to earlier manifestations of traumatic memory like shell shock or traumatic hysteria. In Young's view, PTSD is not a timeless or universal phenomenon newly discovered. Rather, it is a "harmony of illusions," a cultural product gradually put together by the practices, technologies, and narratives with which it is diagnosed, studied, and treated and by the various interests, institutions, and moral arguments mobilizing these efforts.
This book is part history and part ethnography, and it includes a detailed account of everyday life in the treatment of Vietnam veterans with PTSD. To illustrate his points, Young presents a number of fascinating transcripts of the group therapy and diagnostic sessions that he observed firsthand over a period of two years. Through his comments and the transcripts themselves, the reader becomes familiar with the individual hospital personnel and clients and their struggle to make sense of life after a tragic war. One observes that everyone on the unit is heavily invested in the PTSD diagnosis: boundaries between therapist and patient are as unclear as were the distinctions between victim and victimizer in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
"Young offers a brilliant acount of how post-traumatic stress disorder came into being. His detailed analysis of sessions with Vietnam Vetrens at Vetrens Administration hospitals is one of the finest pieces of up-to-date medical anthropology in existence."--Ian Hacking, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1995. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP10178024
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press. Buchzustand: fair. 1995. First Edition. hardcover. Dustcover: good. Notes: heavy. Underlining: heavy. ISBN:0691033528. sku233953: Buchnummer des Verkäufers 233953
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover; 327 pages. Owners sig. on front endpaper. fine line pen marks appear in margins, with a few underlined phrases. These markings are unobtrusive and should not interfere with reading. Otherwise pages are clean and tight. Green boards in good condition protected by dust cover in very good condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 033910
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Buchbeschreibung Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Princeton Univ Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Residue from label on top of front of dj. Buchnummer des Verkäufers b-133-02
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0691033528
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-156-82-2703602
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0691033528