Constructing Narratives Of Continuity And Change

Autore: Hazel Reid
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317909291
Grandezza: 10,86 MB
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Vista: 5752

In this volume, academics and researchers across disciplines including education, psychology and health studies come together to discuss personal, political and professional narratives of struggle, resilience and hope. Contributors draw from a rich body of auto/biographical research to examine the role of narrative and how it can be constructed to compose a life story, considering the roles of significant others, inspirational, educational and fictional characters, and those in myth and legend. The book discusses how personal narrative, often neglected in social and psychological enquiry, can be a valuable resource across a range of settings. Reference is made to the evolving role of narrative in education and health care, medicine and psychotherapy. This includes how particular narratives are hardwired into culture in ways that stifle personal and social understanding. Rather than providing a ‘how to’ guide, the book illustrates the range and power of narrative, including poetry, to re-awaken senses of self and agency in extremis. Each chapter draws on specific research, describing the context, explaining the methodology, and illuminating important findings. Discussing implications for research and practice, this book will be key reading for postgraduate and doctoral students in auto/biographical and narrative studies, and across a range of disciplines, including education, health and social care, politics, counselling and psychotherapy. It will be of interest to academics teaching research methods, and those developing biographical and auto/biographical narrative research.

Discourse On Leadership

Autore: Bert A. Spector
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131671246X
Grandezza: 64,75 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2580

In a wide-ranging and provocative new study, Bert A. Spector provides a critical analysis of past and present theories of leadership. Spector asserts that our perception of leadership influences who we vote for, who we hire and promote, and ultimately, who we choose to grant our authority to. Focusing on leadership in discourse, the book sets out to explore how the notion of leadership has been articulated, studied and debated by academics, but also by practitioners, journalists, and others who seek to influence the thoughts of others. Paying particular attention to the social, economic, political, intellectual and historical forces that have helped shape the discussion, Discourse on Leadership offers an insightful historiography of leadership as a concept and how our understanding of it continues to evolve.

Toward A New Psychology Of Gender

Autore: J.m. Davis
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415913089
Grandezza: 18,16 MB
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Vista: 2204

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Stories We Ve Heard Stories We Ve Told

Autore: Jeffrey Kottler
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199328277
Grandezza: 46,57 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3020

This is a book that integrates what is known from a wide variety of disciplines about the nature of storytelling and how it influences and transforms people's lives. Drawing on material from the humanities, sociology, anthropology, neurophysiology, media and communication studies, narrative inquiry, indigenous healing traditions, as well as education, counseling, and therapy, the book explores the ways that therapists operate as professional storytellers. In addition, our job is to hold and honor the stories of our clients, helping them to reshape them in more constructive ways. The book itself is written as a story, utilizing engaging prose, research, photographs, and powerful anecdotes to draw readers into the intriguing dynamics and processes involved in therapeutic storytelling. It sets the stage for what follows by discussing the ways that stories have influenced history, cultural development, and individual worldviews and then delves into the ways that everyday lives are impacted by the stories we hear, read, and view in popular media. The focus then moves to stories within the context of therapy, exploring how client stories are told, heard, and negotiated in sessions. Attention then moves to the ways that therapists can become more skilled and accomplished storytellers, regardless of their theoretical preferences and style.

Memory Nationalism And Narrative In Contemporary South Asia

Autore: J. Edward Mallot
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 1137007060
Grandezza: 48,26 MB
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Vista: 9965

This book investigates the ambivalent responses to the opposing compulsions of memory and forgetting in cultural production in South Asia. Mallot reveals how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje, and Amitav Ghosh indict nationalism's sins by accessing and encoding the past.

Personal Construct Therapy

Autore: Linda L. Viney
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567502299
Grandezza: 15,14 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1838

This book provides a description of the change processes that occur in psychotherapy when it is viewed from a personal construct perspective. This perspective assumes both therapist and client to be active construers, making sense of themselves and one another. The ideas about people in general, which are basic to the constructivist approach, are introduced and followed by those which are specifically about psychotherapy. The construing of therapists and clients about themselves and psychotherapy is explored. Then the central role of reconstruing is considered. The reconstructive process is dealt with in some depth, including the goals of personal construct therapy, the process of reconstruing and the sharing of it between therapist and client. The main strategies of individual and group personal construct therapy are described, together with the self-monitoring that is involved in becoming an effective therapist using these ideas.

Challenging Invisibility

Autore: Karen Scheib
Grandezza: 41,75 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6178

"Scheib draws on her extensive research; insights of gerontology, sociology, psychology, and anthropology; and her experience as a practical pastoral theologian to develop a new approach to pastoral care with older women, a pastoral approach to aging that takes into account the social context, as well as individual analysis, and theological reflection. She proposes a model of care and a set of practices that challenge women's invisibility and assist congregations in being good places to grow old."--BOOK JACKET.

Handbook Of Life Span Development

Autore: Lawerence K.W. Berg, PhD, Esq.
Editore: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826110800
Grandezza: 36,86 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6626

"The handbook is an impressive collection of research studies and theories provided by knowledgeable contributors on life-span development from conception to old age."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly The doubling of our average life span since the turn of the 20th century is considered by many scholars to be one of the most important changes in human existence. This definitive text is the only volume to fully address, through a multidisciplinary perspective, the biological, cognitive, and psychological development that occurs from infancy through old age, and how the sociocultural and institutional factors interface with these changes. Edited by leading research scholars in the field of life-span development, the volume also includes contributions of specialists in behavioral genetics, socioemotional selectivity theory, neuroscience, ecological models, and more. It examines the dynamics of close relationships and informal ties among the elderly population, child-parent attachment relationships as a life-span phenomenon, developmental tasks across the lifespan, continuity and discontinuity in temperament and personality, the sociocultural context of cognition across the life span, and variability in approaches to social problem solving from early to later life. Given the number of recent demographic shifts, it also explores issues related to fertility, life expectancy, environmental contexts, technology, immigration, and public policy. Key Features: Integrates the full life span from infancy through old age in each chapter Considers multidisciplinary perspectives that address personal relationships, cognitive development, and social, emotional, and physical health across the life span Situates life-span development in ecological contexts (e.g., socioeconomic, neighborhood, and immigration status) Provides a concise but thorough resource for graduate seminars in life-span-related studies Highlights future issues in all areas of life-span study

Constructing The Self

Autore: Valerie Gray Hardcastle
Editore: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027252092
Grandezza: 23,26 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5641

Constructing the Self analyzes the narrative conception of self, filling a serious gap in philosophy and grounding discussion in other disciplines. It answers the questions: • What are the connections between our interpretations, selfhood, and conscious phenomenal experience? • Why do we believe that our interpretations of our life-defining events are narrative in nature? • From the myriad of thoughts, actions, and emotions which constitute our experiences, how do we choose what is interpretively important, the tiny subset that composes the self? By synthesizing the different approaches to understanding the self from philosophy of mind, developmental psychology, psychopathology, and cognitive science, this monograph gives us deeper insight into what being minded, being a person, and having a self are, as well as clarifies the difference and relation between conscious and unconscious mental states and normal and abnormal minds. The explication also affords new perspectives on human development and human emotion. (Series A)

Constructing America S Freedom Agenda For The Middle East

Autore: Oz Hassan
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 0415603102
Grandezza: 71,44 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2479

On the eve of the invasion of Iraq, President G.W. Bush argued that if setting up democracy in Japan and Germany after WW II was successful, then it should also be successful in Iraq. This book provides a detailed comparison of the reconstruction of Japan from 1945 to 1952 with the current reconstruction of Iraq, evaluating the key factors affecting the success or failure of such projects. The book seeks to understand why American officials believed that extensive social reengineering aiming at seeding democracy and economic development is replicable, through identifying factors explaining the outcome of U.S.-led post-conflict reconstruction projects. The analysis reveals that in addition to the effective use of material resources of power, the outcome of reconstruction projects depends on a variety of other intertwined factors, and Bridoux provides a new analytical framework relying on a Gramscian concept of power to develop a greater understanding of these factors, and the ultimate success or failure of these reconstruction projects. Appraising the effectiveness of American power in the contemporary international structure, this work is a significant contribution to the field and will be of great interest to all scholars of foreign policy, international relations and conflict studies.

Narrative Inquiry

Grandezza: 28,68 MB
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Vista: 5980

Narratives Of Identity And Place

Autore: Stephanie Taylor
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135193789
Grandezza: 47,75 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8601

This book explores the changing meanings of place for our identities and life stories in the 21st century, using an empirical approach developed in narrative and discursive psychology.

Addiction And Spiritual Transformation

Autore: Srđan Sremac
Editore: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643904517
Grandezza: 37,13 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2260

This study explores the relationship between addiction and spiritual transformation. More specifically, it examines how recovering drug addicts employ testimonies of conversion and addiction to develop and sustain a sense of personal unity and create meaning from varied experiences in life. Drawing on 31 original autobiographies, the book analyzes conversion and addiction testimonies in two European contexts: Serbia and The Netherlands. (Series: Religion and Biography / Religion und Biographie - Vol. 22)

Intersections Of Aging

Autore: Elizabeth Warren Markson
Editore: Roxbury Publishing Company
Grandezza: 24,38 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 994

Explores the diversity of experiences in aging, by integrating ethnic, gender, economic status, sexual orientation, and historical variations. This book includes discussions of: historical, social, and cultural constructions of old age; the importance of incorporating race, ethnicity, gender, and social class into models of aging; and more.

Aging And The Art Of Living

Autore: Jan Baars
Editore: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421407094
Grandezza: 16,98 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2488

In this deeply considered meditation on aging in Western culture, Jan Baars argues that, in today’s world, living longer does not necessarily mean living better. He contends that there has been an overall loss of respect for aging, to the point that understanding and "dealing with" aging people has become a process focused on the decline of potential and the advance of disease rather than on the accumulation of wisdom and the creation of new skills. To make his case, Baars compares and contrasts the works of such modern-era thinkers as Foucault, Heidegger, and Husserl with the thought of Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, Cicero, and other Ancient and Stoic philosophers. He shows how people in the classical period—less able to control health hazards—had a far better sense of the provisional nature of living, which led to a philosophical and religious emphasis on cultivating the art of living and the idea of wisdom. This is not to say that modern society’s assessments of aging are insignificant, but they do need to balance an emphasis on the measuring of age with the concept of "living in time." Gerontologists, philosophers, and students will find Baars' discussion to be a powerful, perceptive conversation starter.

Leaving Christian Fundamentalism And The Reconstruction Of Identity

Autore: Josie McSkimming
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317106563
Grandezza: 33,77 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 995

There is an increasing interest in the influence of religious fundamentalism upon people’s motivation, identity and decision-making. Leaving Christian Fundamentalism and the Re-construction of Identity details the stories of those who have left Christian fundamentalist churches and how they change after they have left. It considers how the previous fundamentalist identity is shaped by aspects of church teaching and discipline that are less authoritarian and coercive, and more subtle and widely spread throughout the church body. That is, individuals are understood as not only subject to a form of judgment, but also exercise it, with everyone seemingly complicit in maintaining the stability of the church organisation. This book provocatively illustrates that the reasons for leaving an evangelical Christian church may be less about what happens outside the church in terms of the lures and attractions of the secular world, and more about the experience within the community itself.

Discourse Structure And Topic Continuity In The Oral And Written Narratives Of Native Speakers Of French

Autore: Danielle Roth-Johnson
Grandezza: 66,60 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8565

Constructing Postmodernism

Autore: Brian McHale
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135083630
Grandezza: 55,37 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7814

Brian McHale provides a series of readings of a wide range of postmodernist fiction, from Eco's Foucault's Pendulum to the works of cyberpunk science-fiction, relating the works to aspects of postmodern popular culture.

Annual Meeting Program

Autore: American Educational Research Association
Grandezza: 51,46 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3894

The Architecture Of Modern Culture

Autore: Wolfgang Müller-Funk
Editore: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110283050
Grandezza: 61,63 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1964

These collected essays contain fundamental contributions to contemporary cultural analysis and theory as well as exemplary interpretations of film, literature and other media. Central issues of current cultural studies are addressed: cultural narratives, cultural identity, collective memory and post-colonial thinking. The oeuvre of cultural and literary critic Wolfgang Müller-Funk encompasses historic analyses such as readings of Broch, Canetti and Musil, and the heritage they passed on. Other essays move from the beginning of the 20th to the 21st century and address questions of space, time and globalization discussing, for example, Walter Benjamin and 9/11.