DN Thou Shalt Not Be Aware

Alice Miller

Published by Plume
ISBN 10: 045200053X / ISBN 13: 9780452000537
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Synopsis: An eminent psychoanalyst examines the incidence, circumstances, and personal and social consequences of the sexual and physical abuse of society's children, reevaluating society's traditional, customary tendency to blame the victims

Review: Miller parts company with Freud on the origins of children's fantasies in this progressive study of repressed memory. Forget the Oedipus complex. Miller reasons that when children suffer abuse, their feelings of pain and rage have nowhere to go in a society that esteems parental power over them as a natural right. Children have no choice but to internalize the anguish, creating a wellspring of fantasy material. This book offers a fresh take on how the unconscious retains memories of childhood and, without appropriate intervention, generates emotional ills and destructive behavior.

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Title: DN Thou Shalt Not Be Aware
Publisher: Plume
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: VERY GOOD

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