Brison published Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self with the Princeton University. Aftermath has ratings and 26 reviews. Bryan said: This is a deeply felt and philosophically sophisticated account of Brison’s process of recovery fol. Synopsis and review of the book Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self, Susan Brison.

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It offers imaginative access to the experience of a rape survivor as well as a broson critique of avtermath society in which women routinely fear and suffer sexual violence. Brison also holds a much more limited view of the bounds of free speech than many of her contemporaries do, arguing that free speech can justifiably be limited. And I hope no one ever needs to use the lessons learned from the author sharing.

Beison core of any reaction has to be to Bridon story of her assault. Every now and then, I find a book that really helps me to better understand myself. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be brizon worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Samuel Armen rated it really liked it Nov 07, Please provide an email address. It is more painful and far less sentimental than Anne Frank’s diary. Mar 13, Caleb rated it really liked it Shelves: One of the most moving and profound works of philosophy that I have read. The certainty of the self is called into question by the other with the suicide of her brother.

An unspoken tension arises between that reconnection and the need for control pursued from stage 1. Susan Brison charts the disintegration of identity that occurs after sexual violence, and the long and arduous journey back toward a new self.


Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self

At times the book is dense and hard-to-read, but overall I found it really quite readable. Mirsa rated it really liked it Jun 19, However, thanks to Susan J Brison, I feel I will be a better listener in case anyone in my life – or myself – ends up in a similar situation. This is a brave book. Stronger in the Broken Places”. Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

Emotionally, she had the loving support of her husband.

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Books by Susan J. I guess in general I just disagree with Brison about various things, but I also don’t want to discount how useful her discussion of narratives and the self in the face of trauma can be.

Feb 18, Celeste rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a deeply felt and philosophically sophisticated account of Brison’s process of recovery following the trauma of rape and attempted murder. This book, written ten years after the attack, is at one’s a survivor’s narrative, an argument for the use of personal narrative in philosophical writing, and a philosophical treatise on the nature of the self.

bfison Violence and the Remaking of a Self Susan J. Brison graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, and went on to receive both a master’s degree and a PhD from the University of Toronto.

Another reviewer has pointed out, for example, the gender essentialism and the tacit trust in the police, prisons, and the criminal justice system in general.

A courageous work on how society treats trauma victims and how trauma victims can reclaim the recovery process and their lives. Mar 31, Sarah Key rated it really liked it Shelves: I highly recommend this book to those interested in trauma and trauma studies, to those interested in memoir, and to those interested in bearing wi This qftermath was absolutely amazing.


In January the White House released a study showing an estimated 1 in 5 college women afterrmath sexual assault while enrolled in study. One last point I want to make. I studied the brsion for about 14 years and spent about half that time teaching. One of the most impressive by which I guess I mean intellectually and emotionally brson things about it is her refusal to put a bow on it.

In things i am more ambivalent about: Princeton University Press October 26, Language: It is easy to traverse to the notes and back.

It is profoundly moving at tim This is an incredible book, and very difficult to classify. It explores, from an interdisciplinary perspective, memory and truth, identity and self, autonomy and community. Susan Brison – – Princeton University Press. Brison’s book is well worth reading, and I highly recommend it.


Bravely and beautifully written, Aftermath is that rare book that is an illustration of its own arguments. Yet the act of bearing witness, she argues, facilitates recovery by integrating the experience into the survivor’s life’s story. When I read it again and I willI’ll have something more articulate and meaningful to say. Get to Know Us. One of these items ships sooner than the other.