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The Resource One hour in Paris : a true story of rape and recovery, Karyn L. Freedman

One hour in Paris : a true story of rape and recovery, Karyn L. Freedman

Label
One hour in Paris : a true story of rape and recovery
Title
One hour in Paris
Title remainder
a true story of rape and recovery
Statement of responsibility
Karyn L. Freedman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this powerful memoir, philosopher Karyn L. Freedman travels back to a Paris night in 1990 when she was twenty-two and, in one violent hour, her life was changed forever by a brutal rape. One Hour in Paris takes the reader on a harrowing yet inspirational journey through suffering and recovery both personal and global. We follow Freedman from an apartment in Paris to a French courtroom, then from a trauma center in Toronto to a rape clinic in Africa. At a time when as many as one in three women in the world have been victims of sexual assault and when many women are still ashamed to come forward, Freedman's book is a moving and essential look at how survivors cope and persevere. At once deeply intimate and terrifyingly universal, One Hour in Paris weaves together Freedman's personal experience with the latest philosophical, neuroscientific, and psychological insights on what it means to live in a body that has been traumatized. Using her background as a philosopher, she looks at the history of psychological trauma and draws on recent theories of posttraumatic stress disorder and neuroplasticity to show how recovery from horrific experiences is possible. Through frank discussions of sex and intimacy, she explores the consequences of sexual violence for love and relationships, and she illustrates the steep personal cost of sexual violence and the obstacles faced by individual survivors in its aftermath. Freedman's book is an urgent call to face this fundamental social problem head-on, arguing that we cannot continue to ignore the fact that sexual violence against women is rooted in gender inequalities that exist worldwide - and must be addressed. One Hour in Paris is essential reading for survivors of sexual violence as well as an invaluable resource for therapists, mental health professionals, and family members and friends of victims
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freedman, Karyn L.
Dewey number
  • 362.883092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
B995.F744
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedman, Karyn L.
  • Rape victims
  • Women philosophers
  • Rape victims
Label
One hour in Paris : a true story of rape and recovery, Karyn L. Freedman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Paris, August 1, 1990 -- What happened next -- Live in it -- Africa, 2008 -- Paris, revisited
Control code
ocn854848094
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 195 pages
Isbn
9780226073705
Lccn
2013027389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1621248
  • (OCoLC)854848094
Label
One hour in Paris : a true story of rape and recovery, Karyn L. Freedman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Paris, August 1, 1990 -- What happened next -- Live in it -- Africa, 2008 -- Paris, revisited
Control code
ocn854848094
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 195 pages
Isbn
9780226073705
Lccn
2013027389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1621248
  • (OCoLC)854848094

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