Identity, Multiple Personality Disorder and Child Abuse: Healing Sylvia
By: Michele Davies (author)Hardback
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This text is an innovative and thought-provoking study examining issues of identity in relation to child sexual abuse. It is inspired by the author's rejection of the growing tendency within some forms of social science to treat "personal experience" as pre-given and foundational. The aim of this study is to show how supposedly "private" or psychological experiences are fundamentally connected to the social and cultural domain.; Using a combination of psychological analysis, feminist theory and discourse analysis, this text addresses the issue through an analysis of first person/autobiographical accounts written by "survivors". The book exemplifies themes and issues that are currently at the top of the agenda in many fields including courses on women's studies, psychiatry and literary theory.
Introduction: The Worldliness of Subjectivity; Childhood Sexual Abuse and Autobiographical Materials; The Discursive Construction of Identity; Step One - The "Public" Location of the Problem?; Step Two - The "Private" Location of the Problem?; Step Three - The "Discovery" of the Truth; Allocating Blame - The Collusive Mother and the Deviant Father; An Apologia.
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