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Betrayal Of Memory

Author : Sophie Meddowes
ISBN : 1492292109
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recently there have been many reports in the media of arrests of prominent men in the world of celebrity. These men are mostly in their 70s and 80s and have been arrested because of allegations of historic sexual abuse made by now adult women. These allegations have been mainly prompted by press reports of the Jimmy Savile case in the U.K. But what if your own daughter at the age of 42 makes allegations to the police that you raped her over many years from the age of seven? What if, up until that time, you had a perfectly normal relationship with your daughter? How would you feel if you were arrested by the police and had no idea what it was you were supposed to have done? Back in the 1980s there was a wave of hysteria and belief that if you had any one of a checklist of symptoms that you were most probably suppressing memories of child sexual abuse that could be later 'recovered' using hypnosis or questionable psychoanalysis. Fathers were falsely convicted and ended up, in a number of cases, with long prison sentences. Some of these fathers are still in prison to this day serving time for a crime they did not commit. Although the number of accusers has been declining since the 1980s there are still 1000s of cases worldwide happening to this very day. This book tells the story of my husband, a wonderful caring man who was a well respected general practitioner in the south of England and the nightmare he underwent when his eldest daughter, at the age of 42, accused him and others of sexually abusing her over an eight year period from when she was seven years old resulting in an illegal abortion at the age of 15. She had no recall of such events until she received 'hypnoanalysis' from an ill qualified therapist. Being falsely accused of child sexual abuse is devastating and destructive for everyone involved. It has a far-reaching effect on the accuser, family, friends and work life. There is also the notion held by some that, when such an accusation is made, there cannot be 'smoke without fire'. Thankfully all our family and friends have been totally supportive. These are people my husband has known since childhood and during university. They know absolutely that he is not capable of such a heinous crime. My aim in writing this book is to make the public aware of such 'therapeutic' practices in 'recovering' false memories of childhood sexual abuse and the role and attitude of the British police in such cases. I will also endeavour to explain what I have learnt about how memory works through the extensive research I have carried out since we first learnt about false memory syndrome just over three years ago. This story is on-going. For most families and accusers involved in such false accusations there is rarely a happy ending.

Memories Of A Betrayal

Author : Gia Mellow
ISBN : 9781503541528
Genre : Fiction
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Memories of a Betrayal is an expression of fictional events in a child’s interpretation. It was written in hope to inspire others who may have endured some relatable experiences in their youth. It is my wish to let them know they are not alone, and although life may bring some heartache and disappointments, their past is only the beginning of their journey. The ending is entirely up to them. Forgiveness releases love and sets them free.

Philippe De Commynes

Author : Irit Ruth Kleiman
ISBN : 9781442645622
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Philippe de Commynes, a diplomat who specialized in clandestine operations, served King Louis XI during his campaign to undermine aristocratic resistance and consolidate the sovereignty of the French throne. He is credited with inventing the political memoir, but his reminiscence has also been described as 'the confessions of a traitor': Commynes had abandoned Louis' rival, the Burgundian duke Charles the Bold, before joining forces with the king. This study provides a literary re-evaluation of Commynes' text – a perennial subject of scandal and fascination – while questioning what the terms 'traitor' or 'betrayed' meant in the context of fifteenth-century France. Drawing on diplomatic letters and court transcripts, Irit Kleiman examines the mutual connections between writing and betrayal in Commynes' representation of Louis' reign, the relationship between the author and the king, and the emergence of the memoir as an autobiographical genre. This study significantly deepens our understanding of how historical narrative and diplomatic activities are intertwined in the work of this iconic, iconoclastic figure.

Argentina Betrayed

Author : Antonius C. G. M. Robben
ISBN : 9780812294910
Genre : Social Science
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The ruthless military dictatorship that ruled Argentina between 1976 and 1983 betrayed the country's people, presiding over massive disappearances of its citizenry and, in the process, destroying the state's trustworthiness as the guardian of safety and well-being. Desperate relatives risked their lives to find the disappeared, and one group of mothers defied the repressive regime with weekly protests at the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires. How do societies cope with human losses and sociocultural traumas in the aftermath of such instances of political violence and state terror? In Argentina Betrayed, Antonius C. G. M. Robben demonstrates that the dynamics of trust and betrayal that convulsed Argentina during the dictatorship did not end when democracy returned but rather persisted in confrontations over issues such as the truth about the disappearances, the commemoration of the past, and the guilt and accountability of perpetrators. Successive governments failed to resolve these debates because of erratic policies made under pressure from both military and human rights groups. Mutual mistrust between the state, retired officers, former insurgents, and bereaved relatives has been fueled by recurrent revelations and controversies that prevent Argentine society from conclusively coming to terms with its traumatic past. With thirty years of scholarly engagement with Argentina—and drawing on his extensive, fair-minded interviews with principals at all points along the political spectrum—Robben explores how these ongoing dynamics have influenced the complicated mourning over violent deaths and disappearances. His analysis deploys key concepts from the contemporary literature of human rights, transitional justice, peace and reconciliation, and memory studies, including notions of trauma, denial, accountability, and mourning. The resulting volume is an indispensable contribution to a better understanding of the terrible crimes committed by the Argentine dictatorship in the 1970s and their aftermath.

Bequest And Betrayal

Author : Nancy K. Miller
ISBN : 0253213797
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"In a book that will change the ways we think about autobiography and criticism, Nancy K. Miller produces poignant revelations about what it means to live with a dying parent—as a son or daughter, as well as the difference that gender makes in such a painful situation. In Bequest and Betrayal, she develops an original feminist perspective by counterpointing lyrical introspection about her own grief with critical insights into memoirs by Simone de Beauvoir, Philip Roth, Art Spiegelman, Susan Cheever, Carolyn Steedman, and Annie Ernaux." —Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, co-authors of The Madwoman in the Attic, No Man's Land, and The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women "Miller's use of the memoir form offers a new model of serious criticism, and a way of imagining community through 'bonds of paper' as well as 'bonds of blood.'" —Elaine Showalter, London Review of Books Melding the details of her own experience with the familial biographies of well-known contemporary writers, Miller recreates a common experience—the loss of a father or a mother—and exposes the often tortuous paths of mourning and attachment that we follow in the wake of loss. In the process, she offers pieces of personal history, revealing the mixed emotions provoked by her mother's sudden death from cancer and her father's painful struggle with Parkinson's disease. Memoirs about the loss of parents show how enmeshed in the family plot we have been and the price of our complicity in its stories. The death of parents forces us to rethink our lives, to reread ourselves. We read for what we need to find. Sometimes, we also find what we didn't know we needed.

Locating Memory

Author : Annette Kuhn
ISBN : 1845452194
Genre : Photography
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As a visual medium, the photograph has many culturally resonant properties that it shares with no other medium. These essays develop innovative cultural strategies for reading, re-reading and re-using photographs, as well as for (re)creating photographs and other artworks and evoke varied sites of memory in contemporary landscapes: from sites of war and other violence through the lost places of indigenous peoples to the once-familiar everyday places of home, family, neighborhood and community. Paying close attention to the settings in which such photographs are made and used--family collections, public archives, museums, newspapers, art galleries--the contributors consider how meanings in photographs may be shifted, challenged and renewed over time and for different purposes--from historical inquiry to quests for personal, familial, ethnic and national identity.

I Love You But I Don T Trust You

Author : Mira Kirshenbaum
ISBN : 9781101560044
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Is my relationship worth saving? Will the trust ever come back? How can things be good between us again? Whether broken trust is due to daily dishonesties, a monumental betrayal, or even a history of hurts from the past, it can put a relationship at risk. This is the first book to show you exactly what to do to restore trust in your relationship, regardless of how it was damaged. In this complete guide, couples therapist Mira Kirshenbaum will also help you understand the stages by which trust strengthens when the rebuilding process is allowed to take place. And you will learn how the two of you can avoid the mistakes that prevent healing and discover how to feel secure with each other again.

We Remember With Reverence And Love

Author : Hasia Diner
ISBN : 0814720420
Genre : Religion
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Winner of the 2009 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies Recipient of the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in Humanities-Intellectual & Cultural History It has become an accepted truth: after World War II, American Jews chose to be silent about the mass murder of millions of their European brothers and sisters at the hands of the Nazis. In this compelling work, Hasia R. Diner shows the assumption of silence to be categorically false. Uncovering a rich and incredibly varied trove of remembrances—in song, literature, liturgy, public display, political activism, and hundreds of other forms—We Remember with Reverence and Love shows that publicly memorializing those who died in the Holocaust arose from a deep and powerful element of Jewish life in postwar America. Not only does she marshal enough evidence to dismantle the idea of American Jewish “forgetfulness,” she brings to life the moving and manifold ways that this widely diverse group paid tribute to the tragedy. Diner also offers a compelling new perspective on the 1960s and its potent legacy, by revealing how our typical understanding of the postwar years emerged from the cauldron of cultural divisions and campus battles a generation later. The student activists and “new Jews” of the 1960s who, in rebelling against the American Jewish world they had grown up in “a world of remarkable affluence and broadening cultural possibilities” created a flawed portrait of what their parents had, or rather, had not, done in the postwar years. This distorted legacy has been transformed by two generations of scholars, writers, rabbis, and Jewish community leaders into a taken-for-granted truth.

Memory Betrayal

Author : Deborah Ann
ISBN : 0991019008
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Memory Betrayal is the story of college student Elliana Brandt and her twist of fate journey with wealthy CEO Grayson Dane. Elliana Brandt avoids men like Grayson Dane as one would the plague. Womanizer Grayson Dane has never met a woman he didn?t like, or that he couldn?t have. So when a chance meeting brings him to her rescue and disinterested Elliana simply thanks him afterwards and leaves, stunned Grayson goes out after her, snatches her from the sidewalk before she can hail a cab, and forces her into his Escalade, unaware of the tragedy he was about to inflict on her, or that he?d wake up in a hospital bed, her at his side, with everyone under the impression that she is his wife. Including Elliana herself. The ball was already rolling, what could he do?? Share Elliana and Grayson?s story of unexpected love, betrayal, heartbreak, past secrets, and healing.

Traitors Collaborators And Deserters In Contemporary European Politics Of Memory

Author : Gelinada Grinchenko
ISBN : 9783319664965
Genre : Social Science
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This volume offers a multidisciplinary approach to shaping and imposition of “formulas for betrayal” as a result of changing memory politics in post-war Europe. The contributors, who specialize in history, sociology, anthropology, memory studies, media studies and cultural studies, discuss the exertion of political control over memory (including the selection, imposition, silencing or ideological “twisting” of facts), the usage of “formulas for betrayal” in various cultural-political contexts, and the discursive framing of the betraying subject for the purpose of legitimizing various memory regimes and ideologies.

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