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Oppression Embodied : The Intersecting Dimensions of Trauma , Oppression , and Somatic Psychology

  title={Oppression Embodied : The Intersecting Dimensions of Trauma , Oppression , and Somatic Psychology},
  author={R. Johnson},
  • R. Johnson
  • Published 2013
  • Through narrative somatic inquiry, this study investigates the lived embodied experiences and understandings of individuals who identify as oppressed. It explores the somatic impact of their oppression: how they embody oppressive social conditions through their non-verbal interactions, and how oppression affects their relationship with their body. The participants’ narratives suggest that a relationship exists between the somatic effects of trauma and embodied responses to oppression, and that… CONTINUE READING
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