Odysseus in America Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming

ISBN-10: 074321157X

ISBN-13: 9780743211574

Edition: 2003

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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 11/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

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Unhealed Wounds
Odysseus Among the Rich Civilians
Pirate Raid: Staying in Combat Mode
Lotus Land: The Flight from Pain
Cyclops: The Flight from Boredom
"Lawless Brutes"
"And Know Not Me"--Loss of Identity and Boasting
Odysseus Gets a Leg Up--and Falls on His Face: The Workplace
A Peaceful Harbor: No Safe Place
Witches, Goddesses, Queens, Wives--Dangerous Women
Among the Dead: Memory and Guilt
The Dead (Try to) Reproach the Living
"I Won't Forget a Thing"--Keeping Faith
Anyone Close Will Be Harmed
Irretrievable Losses
What Was the Sirens' Song?: Truth As Deadly Addiction
The Language of Times That Make a World
Memory Unconnected to Community
Total Certainty Is Just as Damaging
Scylla and Charybdis: Dangers Up, Down, and Sideways
The Sun God's Beef: The Blame Game
Why Odysseus' Adventures Are an Ironic Allegory
Above the Whirlpool
Guilt and Good Character
Calypso: Odysseus the Sexaholic
Odysseus at Home
Lies, Tests, Disguises
Slaughter of the Infamous Suitors
Coldness and Cruelty to Nearest and Dearest
Trauma and Odysseus' Character
He Leaves--Again!
Aversion to Returning Veterans Is an Old Story
Damage to Character--Injured Thumos
Aristotle Again--Human Is Politikon Zoon
From the Clinic to the Wall
Stages of Recovery
A Trip to the Wall with VIP
Lew Puller Ain't on the Wall
Preventing Psychological and Moral Injury in Military Service
Cohesion--The Human Element in Combat
Why Does Cohesion Matter?
Cohesion, from the Point of View of Ethics...
Unit Associations--A Neglected Resource
Training, from the Point of View of Ethics...
Leadership, from the Point of View of Ethics...
Odysseus As a Military Leader
The Trojan Horse
Summary of the Charges Against Captain Odysseus
Achilles, Odysseus, and Agamemnon
The Circle of Communalization of Trauma
Purification After Battle
What Does It Mean to "Be Home"?
Trauma Studies and Other Fields of Knowledge
A New Abolitionism
September 11, 2001
A Pocket Guide to Homer's Odyssey
A Home Without Husband or Father
Odysseus Starts the Last Lap for Home
Odysseus Tells His Adventures in Wonderland
Father and Son Return to Ithaca and Are Reunited
Stranger at Home
Veteran Triumphant
Information Resources for Vietnam Veterans and Their Families
Some Proposals
Obsolete Assumptions Built into the Current Military Personnel System
Some Specific Recommendations
How We Get There from Here
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