Best Sociology of Abuse Books
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1. Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir
Author: by Ashley C. Ford
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThis is a book people will be talking about forever. Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of UntamedFord’s wrenchingly brilliant memoir is truly a classic in the making. The writing is so richly observed and so suffused with love and yearning that I kept forgetting to breathe while reading it.
John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling authorOne of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the looming absence of her incarcerated father. Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley C.
Ford wishes she could turn to her father for hope and encouragement. There are just a few problems: he’s in prison, and she doesn’t know what he did to end up there. She doesn’t know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men.
2. Know My Name: A Memoir
Author: by Chanel Miller
Universally acclaimed, rapturously reviewed, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography, and an instant New York Times bestseller, Chanel Miller’s breathtaking memoir “gives readers the privilege of knowing her not just as Emily Doe, but as Chanel Miller the writer, the artist, the survivor, the fighter.” (The Wrap).”I opened Know My Name with the intention to bear witness to the story of a survivor.
Instead, I found myself falling into the hands of one of the great writers and thinkers of our time. Chanel Miller is a philosopher, a cultural critic, a deep observer, a writer’s writer, a true artist. I could not put this phenomenal book down.” -Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and Untamed”Know My Name is a gut-punch, and in the end, somehow, also blessedly hopeful.” -Washington PostShe was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter.
Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford’s campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral-viewed by eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case.
3. The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self, Revised Edition
Author: by Alice Miller
This bestselling book examines childhood trauma and the enduring effects it has on an individual’s management of repressed anger and pain. Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided millions of readers with an answer-and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.
Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents’ expectations and win their “love.” Alice Miller writes, “When I used the word ‘gifted’ in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way.
I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb…. Without this ‘gift’ offered us by nature, we would not have survived.” But merely surviving is not enough.
The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.
4. The Covert Passive-Aggressive Narcissist: Recognizing the Traits and Finding Healing After Hidden Emotional and Psychological Abuse
Author: by Debbie Mirza
Do you feel confused and exhausted by a relationship, and you can’t figure out why? Do you feel like you can’t think straight, and the person in your life seems fine, so you wonder if maybe you are the problem?
Has someone mentioned you might be with a narcissist, or you wonder yourself, and when you research narcissism, they don’t seem to completely fit the description, although some of the traits do ring true? The Covert Passive Aggressive Narcissist is the most comprehensive and helpful book on the topic of covert narcissism.
Also available in Spanish as El Nacisista Pasivo Agresivo. Find the answers you are looking for. This book delivers: A list of traits of the covert narcissist and how they look like in daily lifeThe differences between an overt and a covert narcissistA checklist to see if you are with a covert narcissistReal-life stories to illustrate what these traits look likeExplanations of different covert techniques narcissists use to control and manipulateA chapter dedicated to what sex looks like with a covert narcissistDescriptions of covertly narcissistic parents Information on what it looks like to have a covertly narcissistic boss or co-workerA chapter on healing to help give you tools and hope for a beautiful future, free of toxic relationships.
5. The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, 20th Anniversary Edition
Author: by Ellen Bass
William Morrow Paperbacks
Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the futureThe Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a childand to those who care about her.
Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible. Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors’ extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally.
This completely revised and updated 20th anniversary edition continues to provide the compassionate wisdom the book has been famous for, as well as many new features:Contemporary research on trauma and the brainAn overview of powerful new healing tools such as imagery, meditation, and body-centered practicesAdditional stories that reflect an even greater diversity of survivor experiencesThe reassuring accounts of survivors who have been healing for more than twenty yearsThe most comprehensive, up-to-date resource guide in the fieldInsights from the authors’ decades of experienceCherished by survivors, and recommended by therapists and institutions everywhere, The Courage to Heal has often been called the bible of healing from child sexual abuse.
6. Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church
Author: by Diane Langberg
Power has a God-given role in human relationships and institutions, but it can lead to abuse when used in unhealthy ways. Speaking into current #MeToo and #ChurchToo conversations, this book shows that the body of Christ desperately needs to understand the forms power takes, how it is abused, and how to respond to abuses of power.
Although many Christians want to prevent abuse in their churches and organizations, they lack a deep and clear-eyed understanding of how power actually works. Internationally recognized psychologist Diane Langberg offers a clinical and theological framework for understanding how power operates, the effects of the abuse of power, and how power can be redeemed and restored to its proper God-given place in relationships and institutions.
This book not only helps Christian leaders identify and resist abusive systems but also shows how they can use power to protect the vulnerable in their midst.
7. Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
Author: by Ronan Farrow
Little, Brown and Company
October 15, 2019
One of the Best Books of the Year Time * NPR * Washington Post * Bloomberg News * Chicago Tribune * Chicago Public Library * Fortune * Los Angeles Times * E! News * The Telegraph * Apple * Library Journal In this newly updated edition of the “meticulous and devastating” (Associated Press) account of violence and espionage that spent months on the New York Times Bestsellers list, Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost – from Hollywood to Washington and beyond.
In 2017, a routine network television investigation led to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.
8. Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights
Author: by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Harper (February 9, 2021)
Why are so few people talking about the eruption of sexual violence and harassment in Europe’s cities? No one in a position of power wants to admit that the problem is linked to the arrival of several million migrantsmost of them young menfrom Muslim-majority countries.
In Prey, the best-selling author of Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, presents startling statistics, criminal cases and personal testimony. Among these facts: In 2014, sexual violence in Western Europe surged following a period of stability. In 2018 Germany, offences against sexual self-determination rose 36 percent from their 2014 rate; nearly two-fifths of the suspects were non-German.
In Austria in 2017, asylum-seekers were suspects in 11 percent of all reported rapes and sexual harassment cases, despite making up less than 1 percent of the total population. This violence isn’t a figment of alt-right propaganda, Hirsi Ali insists, even if neo-Nazis exaggerate it.
It’s a real problem that Europeand the worldcannot continue to ignore. She explains why so many young Muslim men who arrive in Europe engage in sexual harassment and violence, tracing the roots of sexual violence in the Muslim world from institutionalized polygamy to the lack of legal and religious protections for women.
9. Men Who Hate Women: From Incels to Pickup Artists: The Truth about Extreme Misogyny and How it Affects Us All (Undercover Look at the Everyday Danger of Radicalized Toxic Masculinity)
Author: by Laura Bates
The first comprehensive undercover look at the terrorist movement no one is talking about. Men Who Hate Women examines the rise of secretive extremist communities who despise women and traces the roots of misogyny across a complex spider web of groups.
It includes eye-opening interviews with former members of these communities, the academics studying this movement, and the men fighting back. Women’s rights activist Laura Bates wrote this book as someone who has been the target of many hate-fueled misogynistic attacks online.
At first, the vitriol seemed to be the work of a small handful of individual men… But over time, the volume and consistency of the attacks hinted at something bigger and more ominous. As Bates went undercover into the corners of the internet, she found an unseen, organized movement of thousands of anonymous men wishing violence (and worse) upon women.
In the book, Bates explores:Extreme communities like incels, pick-up artists, MGTOW, Men’s Rights Activists and moreThe hateful, toxic rhetoric used by these groupsHow this movement connects to other extremist movements like white supremacyHow young boys are targeted and slowly drawn inWhere this ideology shows up in our everyday lives in mainstream media, our playgrounds, and our governmentBy turns fascinating and horrifying, Men Who Hate Women is a broad, unflinching account of the deep current of loathing toward women and anti-feminism that underpins our society and is a must-read for parents, educators, and anyone who believes in equality for women.
10. Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma
Author: by Staci Haines
A devastating expos of colleges and local law enforcement…. A substantive deep dive into the morass of campus sex crimes, where the victim is too often treated like the accused. Entertainment WeeklyMissoula, Montana, is a typical college town, home to a highly regarded state university whose beloved football team inspires a passionately loyal fan base.
Between January 2008 and May 2012, hundreds of students reported sexual assaults to the local police. Few of the cases were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical. In these pages, acclaimed journalist Jon Krakauer investigates a spate of campus rapes that occurred in Missoula over a four-year period.
Taking the town as a case study for a crime that is sadly prevalent throughout the nation, Krakauer documents the experiences of five victims: their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the skepticism directed at them by police, prosecutors, and the public; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.
12. Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint
Author: by Nadia Bolz-Weber
“Seven years on from its original publication, Pastrix remains bracing and beautiful. Nadia’s bold vulnerability and tender heart are timeless gifts. And the words she has added to this edition remind me: We need her call to tender grace and a loving, forgiving God now more than ever.”- Jeff Chu, Author of Does Jesus Really Love Me?
Pastrix: a derogatory term used by Christians who refuse to recognize female pastors. Heavily tattooed and foul-mouthed, Nadia Bolz-Weber, a former stand-up comic, sure as hell didn’t consider herself to be religious-leader materialuntil the day she ended up leading a friend’s funeral in a smoky downtown comedy club.
Surrounded by fellow alcoholics, depressives, and cynics, she realized: These were her people. Maybe she was meant to be their pastor. Using life storiesfrom living in a hopeful-but-haggard commune of slackers to surviving the wobbly chairs and war stories of a group for recovering alcoholics, from her unusual but undeniable spiritual calling to pastoring a notorious con artistNadia uses humorous narrative and poignant honesty to portray a woman who is both deeply faithful and deeply flawed, giving hope to the rest of us along the way.
13. Rock Bottom is Where Bad Bitches Are Built: Find Your Footing; Conquer the Climb
Author: by Dr. Erica Adkins
Healing from trauma, or rock bottom, is much like climbing a mountain. It’s intimidating, it’s hard, it hurts, but the satisfaction of reaching the summit is worth every second. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Adkins’ job is to sit with people during their darkest moments, help them heal the broken parts of themselves, and help them find the courage to keep going.
After years spent studying how to help people heal from trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief, her most poignant education came from surviving a string of traumatic events including working in a prison, infidelity, domestic violence, sexual assault, divorce, and military deployment.
Rock Bottom is Where Bad Bitches Are Built is a unique memoir, chronicling the author’s journey from rock bottom to resilience that will inspire readers to find their own path to healing. Dr. Adkins takes you on the journey of her life.Of her pain.
She shows you that pain and trauma can happen to anyone and that you can not only HEAL but you can GROW and THRIVE following horrific incidents. In this gripping and heart-wrenching account of the most traumatic decade of the author’s life, readers will be drawn into the power of her story, inspired by her resilience, and uplifted by the footholds she offers to guide you on your path to healing.Is it easy?No.Will it hurt?Hell yes.
When You Find Me: A Novel
Author: by P. J. Vernon
October 9, 2018
For fans of S.J.Watson and Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objectsa chilling look at marriage and madness from a talented new voice in psychological suspense Her husband is missing. Visiting her family’s South Carolina estate, socialite Gray Godfrey wakes from a night out to an empty bed.
Her husband Paul is gone and a thrashing hangover has wiped her memory clean. At first, she’s relieved for the break from her tumultuous marriage; perhaps Paul just needed some space. But when his car is found abandoned on the highway, Gray must face the truth: Paul is gone.
And Gray may not want him found. Her life is unraveling. When a stranger named Annie calls claiming to know Paul’s whereabouts, Gray reluctantly accepts her help. But this ally is not what she seems: soon Annie is sending frightening messages and revealing disturbing secrets only Gray could know.
As Annie’s threats escalate and Gray’s grip on reality begins to slip, the life she thought she had and the dark truth she’s been living begin to merge, leaving an unsettling question: What does Annie want? And what will she do to get it?
15. Sexual Citizens
Author: by Jennifer S Hirsch
Profoundly eye-opening. Hirsch and Khan present a novel model for explaining and responding to campus sexual assault.Claire M. Renzetti, ScienceResearch has shown that by the time they graduate, as many as one in three women and almost one in six men will have been sexually assaulted.
But why is sexual assault such a common feature of college life, and what can be done to prevent it? Drawing on the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) at Columbia University, the most comprehensive study to date of sexual assault on a campus, Jennifer S.
Hirsch and Shamus Khan present an entirely new framework that emphasizes sexual assault’s social roots, based on the powerful concepts of sexual projects, sexual citizenship, and sexual geographies. Empathic, insightful, and far-ranging, Sexual Citizens transforms our understanding of sexual assault and offers a roadmap for how to address it.