Shattered but Unbroken: Voices of Triumph and Testimony

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Valerie Sinason, Amelia Van der Merwe
Routledge, May 8, 2018 - Psychology - 310 pages
Shattered but Unbroken is an edited volume focusing on Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), which combines the narratives of survivors of ritual abuse with academic contributions on the causes, correlates and interventions applicable to DID. The book is divided into two distinct parts. Part 1 begins with the missing memoir of Anna, a survivor of ritual abuse. Anna chose not to publish her memoir for fear of retribution from her perpetrators. The plight of Anna is interwoven between all the contributions in the book, be they life writing or academic contributions. So too are the life writings of Annalise, writing under pseudonym. Instead of using Anna's memoir, the politics of anonymity is addressed by a range of survivors of ritual abuse, who write about their decision to use their real name in their narratives, or to use pseudonyms. Part 2 of the book contains academic contributions, which deal with the causes, correlates and interventions applicable to the most common response to ritual abuse, DID.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
PROLOGUE
CHAPTER ONE Remarks on the publication of detailed case
CHAPTER TWO Commentary on life writing from survivors
INTRODUCTION TO PART II
CHAPTER FOUR Crosstemporal and crosscultural
CHAPTER FIVE Dissociating dissociationdebates
CHAPTER SIXVariations in identity alterationa qualitative
CHAPTER SEVENDissociative identity disorder culture
CHAPTEREIGHTThe psychiatric comorbidity of dissociative
Vedat Şar
Alison Miller
CHAPTERELEVEN Reflections on the treatment of dissociative
EPILOGUE
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