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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I can truly say this book helped me to more empathetic and understanding of rape and it’s victim. It is more painful and far less sentimental than Anne Frank’s diary. It is easy to traverse to the notes and back. Brison is a politically engaged philosopher, and focuses on connecting her theory work with people’s lived experiences, and looks for topics where she can use her analytic philosophic training to advance social justice.

In both respects, it helps the reader to understand with greater insight and compassion the uneven, arduous movement from victim to survivor and agent in the aftermath of traumatic violence.

Brison reminds us how devastating that fact is. It is at the same time a thought-provoking philosophical reflection of broad interdisciplinary interest, particularly for the study of trauma and narrative. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Sign in Create an account. Nov 22, Chris rated it it was ok.

In a way I don’t quite have the words to try to describe. Ami Harbin – – Hypatia 27 2: After a few months of pounding on me they would naturally get back into fighting with control. It explores, from an interdisciplinary perspective, memory and truth, identity and self, autonomy and community. The first half of the book is a bit hampered by Brison’s focus on debunking analytic philosophical conceptions of the self—she is clearly right in her critiques, it’s just that the accounts of the This book traces the author’s process of healing after extreme trauma, specifically focusing on what that experience tells us about the nature of the self and the power and function of narrative.


However, as I progressed through the book, I realized that her writing itself was an enactment of her journey. Set up a giveaway. Laura rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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Aftermath has been described as Brison’s attempt to rejoin two major parts of her life, that of being a woman who has undergone sexual assault, and that as an analytic philosopher.

Bravely and beautifully written, Aftermath is that rare book that is an illustration of after,ath own arguments. Firstly, I think there isn’t really a polite way to say that Brison is a gender essentialist and she talks pretty uncritically about the idea that there are men and women in ways that certainly throw red flags about but it was like the 90s and that is a thing. Jul 09, Kate rated it it was amazing.

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

Added to PP index Total downloads 82 80, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 20 22, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? On July 4,while on a morning brisin in southern France, Susan Brison was attacked from behind, severely beaten, sexually assaulted, strangled to unconsciousness, and left for dead.

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It offers imaginative access to the experience of a rape survivor as well as a reflective critique of a society in which women routinely fear and suffer sexual violence. It is also a book that will contribute to a much-needed transformation of philosophy itself.

Soran Reader – – Philosophy 80 2: This is a deeply felt and philosophically sophisticated account of Brison’s process of recovery following the trauma of rape and attempted murder.


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English Choose a language for shopping. This is an incredible book, and very difficult to classify. 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.

Nov 16, Bryan Kibbe rated it it was amazing. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Toward a Politics of Peace. Violence and the Remaking of a Self”. Please provide an email address. It explores, from an interdisciplinary perspective, memory and truth, identity and self, autonomy and community.

I guess in general I just disagree with Brison about various things, but I also don I’m not sure how to rate this one.

One of the most impressive by which I guess I mean intellectually and emotionally courageous things about it is her refusal to put a bow on it. Would be a good book for anyone to read – male or female. It is a survivors memoir, it is an exploration of the literature on trauma, it speaks to the androcentrism of the legal system and it is a critique of contemporary analytical philosophy.

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Oct 22, Cledwyn rated it it was amazing. Retrieved August 10, All in all, it was pretty fun to watch that progress. Oct 06, Alexandra rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a brave and inspiring book.