(2016) Human Studies 39 (2).

I am not my body, this is not my body

Yochai Ataria

pp. 217-229

This paper suggests that during severe and prolonged traumatic experiences such as trauma type II, one may develop disownership toward the entire body. In this situation one's body becomes a pure object and as such an integral part of the hostile environment. This article applies Merleau-Ponty's approach to perception in order to improve our understanding of this process.

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DOI: 10.1007/s10746-015-9366-0

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Ataria, Y. (2016). I am not my body, this is not my body. Human Studies 39 (2), pp. 217-229.

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