The Secret Trauma

The Secret Trauma

Incest in the Lives of Girls and Women

Book - 1986
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The Secret Trauma remains the definitive argument for the overwhelming prevalence of incestuous abuse. Based on findings about San Francisco, the book makes a persuasive case for an epidemic of abuse on a national scale. In her nuanced and sophisticated analysis, Russell carefully explores the complex variables of incestuous abuse: the changing incidence of abuse over time, the severity of th abuse, the victim's age, factors of class, race, and ethnicity, and long term effects on victims.In a new introduction to the revised edition, Russell takes on the most important issue to arise in the field since the book was originally published in 1986: the serious backlash that followed the outpouring of reports by victims/survivors, and the controversy over false accusations and "false memories."
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c1986.
ISBN: 9780465075959
Branch Call Number: 306.7/RUSS
Characteristics: xviii, 426 p. ; 24 cm.


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