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Brown, L.S. (1991). Not Outside the Range: One Feminist Perspective on Psychic Trauma. Am. Imago, 48(1):119-133.

(1991). American Imago, 48(1):119-133

Not Outside the Range: One Feminist Perspective on Psychic Trauma

Laura S. Brown

This article introduces a feminist analysis and critique of traditional perspectives within the mental health disciplines on the etiology of psychic trauma. Specifically, it is argued that the notion that events must be “outside the range of human experience” in order to qualify as traumatic stressors results in excluding many traumatic events that are common in the lives of girls and women, and people from non-dominant groups. A feminist analysis is proposed of psychic trauma which examines how current notions of traumatic stressors support a social and political status quo. It is hypothesized that the adoption of a feminist perspective on traumatic stress would result in the integration of a social change perspective into work on psychic trauma.

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