Aftershock: Confronting Trauma in a Violent World: A Guide for Activists and Their Allies

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Lantern Books, 2007 - Political Science - 257 pages
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"pattrice jones sets the stage to begin healing the trauma associated with not just resisting oppression and injustice, but having to experience it. She offers real steps toward recognizing and correcting the problems facing humans, our planet and our animal relations. This book is a light in the dark for those of us who have dared to challenge the status quo." Jeffrey "Free" Luers, Imprisoned Eco-Activist"pattrice jones has her finger on the pulse of the real America . . . a country teeming with homeless shelters, alcohol and drug rehab centers, rape crisis hotlines, battered women's shelters, prisons, law enforcement agents, and soldiers. Aftershock is a manual for the many wounded souls seeking to survive such trauma and to participate in the struggle for a more just society." Mickey Z., author of "The Seven Deadly Spins" and "50 American Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know""Listen to pattrice. pattrice jones is one of the most important new voices in the animal liberation movement." Josh Harper, SHAC7"Aftershock" is about the real war against terror the struggle for a world in which nobody lives in fear of atrocities perpetrated by human beings. Every day, people who push against violence and injustice or pull for peace and freedom must face their own fears. Many activists also must struggle with "aftershock," the physical and emotional reverberations of frightening, horrifying, or otherwise traumatizing experiences endured in the course of their activism.This book is for aftershocked activists and their allies, as well as for people and organizations that practice high-risk activism. It includes practical tips for individuals, organizations, and communities, as well as information about how traumatic events affect our bodies and abilities."Aftershock" explores the culture of trauma that people have created through our violent exploitation of the Earth, other animals, and one another. As long as we continue to perpetrate such violations, we will never fully heal our own traumatic injuries. This book, therefore, is for survivors of all kinds of trauma, for therapists who treat trauma, and for anyone who hopes to reduce the amount of terror in the world."
 

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User Review  - mamakats - LibraryThing

I was extremely excited to read this book as I cross a lot of subject matter in my activism and worklife; having over 25 years of feminist activism and scholarship myself. The idea of blending a ... Read full review

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in this book, patrice jones aims to provide support for and bring awareness to all activists who witness or directly experience trauma. the book is aimed at multiple audiences, but it will generally ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

pattrice jones is an ecofeminist writer, scholar, and activist who, along with Miriam Jones, cofounded VINE Sanctuary, an LGBTQ-run farmed animal sanctuary that operates within an understanding of the intersection of oppressions. She is the author of Aftershock: Confronting Trauma in a Violent World: A Guide for Activists and Their Allies (Lantern, 2007), and has contributed chapters to "Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth" (Bloomsbury, 2014); "Confronting Animal Exploitation: Grassroots Essays on Liberation and Veganism" (McFarland, 2013); "Sister Species: Women, Animals and Social Justice" (University of Illinois Press, 2011); Sistah Vegan: Food, Identity, Health, and Society (Lantern, 2010); "Contemporary Anarchist Studies" (Routledge, 2009); "Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth" (AK Press, 2006); and Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals (Lantern, 2004). Her portion of the proceeds of the sale of The Oxen at the Intersection will go to VINE. pattrice is pictured here with Luna.

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