You are here

Expedited access to textbooks and digital content

Instructors: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of your transition to online learning, requests for complimentary review copies of our textbooks will be fulfilled through our eBooks partner, VitalSource. By providing you with a digital review copy of the requested textbook(s), we can ensure you have expedited access to our content. If you require special assistance, please contact us at (800) 818-7243 ext. 6140 or at textsales@sagepub.com.

Grief and Disappearance
Share

Grief and Disappearance
Psychosocial Interventions

First Edition


July 2015 | 244 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Grief and Disappearance is one of the few studies about the impact of disappearance and the psychosocial and therapeutic interventions required for grieving relatives.

This book examines the theoretical background of grief and gives an insight into the nature and complexity of grief and mourning. Further, it describes various conflicts that arise out of the loss of a loved one in the context of disappearance. Additionally, it discusses forms of coping strategies that relatives adopt depending on their individual identities and cultural background. 

The book uses case studies to analyze collective forms of dealing with disappearance and coming to a closure. The impact of death certificates, truth commissions, exhumations, memorial places, and forms of art and symbolic rituals are points of analysis.


 
List of Abbreviations
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
1 Reaction towards Loss—Grief
 
2 The Social Consequences of ‘Enforced Disappearances’
 
3 Collective Forms of Coping
 
4 Psychotherapeutic Work with Traumatised People
 
5 Individual Reactions to ‘Enforced Disappearances’
 
6 The Family and ‘Enforced Disappearances’
 
7 Interventions for Communities after ‘Disappearances’
 
8 If a ‘Disappeared’ Person Comes Back
 
9 Self-care for Professionals
 
10 Conclusion
 
Bibliography
 
Index
 
About the Author and Translator

Preview this book

Select a Purchasing Option