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Author Bar-On, Dan, 1938-2008.

Title The indescribable and the undiscussable : reconstructing human discourse after trauma / Dan Bar-On.

Imprint Budapest, Hungary : Central European University Press ; Ithaca, N.Y. : Distributed in the United States by Cornell University Press, ©1999.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 310 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-304) and index.
Contents pt. I. The indescribable: "soft" impediments to discourse. 1. Multiple representations: maps of mind and nature. 2. Subjective theories of cardiac patients. 3. Negotiating attributions: developing a constructive dialog. 4. Feeling-facts: searching for words related to feelings. 5. Pure and impure ideologies: the change of social contexts -- pt. II. Severe impediments to discourse. 6. Silenced facts from the victimizers' perspective. 7. Silenced facts from the victims' perspective. 8. My father and I: constructing a moral imagination. 9. Psychosocial learning from experience.
Summary "Serious difficulties arise when people try to make sense of their feelings, behavior, and discourse in everyday life and, especially, after traumatic experiences. Two groups of impediments are identified: the "indescribable" is demonstrated by a group of pathfinders working through their different maps of mind and nature; by individuals trying to understand and integrate a first heart attack into their previous life experiences. The "undiscussable" is highlighted in the intergenerational transmission of traumatic experiences in the families of Holocaust survivors and Nazi perpetrators."--BOOK JACKET. "By providing a unique way of looking at life experiences, embedded in a variety of social contexts, this book suggests a new psychosocial theoretical framework which can be used by both laymen and professionals when confronted by troublesome issues that require acknowledgement."--Jacket.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Subject Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Heart -- Diseases -- Patients -- Rehabilitation -- Psychological aspects.
Holocaust survivors -- Mental health.
Children of Holocaust survivors -- Mental health.
Nazis -- Germany -- Psychology.
War criminals -- Germany -- Psychology.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Psychological aspects.
Social problems.
Communication Barriers.
Jews -- psychology.
Life Change Events.
Myocardial Infarction -- psychology.
Parent-Child Relations.
Survivors -- psychology.
War Crimes -- history.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Reconstructing human discourse after trauma
Other Form: Print version: Bar-On, Dan, 1938-2008. Indescribable and the undiscussable. Budapest, Hungary : Central European University Press ; Ithaca, N.Y. : Distributed in the United States by Cornell University Press, ©1999 9639116343 (OCoLC)40448643
ISBN 0585058490 (electronic bk.)
9780585058498 (electronic bk.)
9789639116337 (pbk.)