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CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: Anti-Semitism: another perspective

Neville Symington Karnac Books ePub

This lecture was given at Tel-Aviv University in April 1999.

So much has been written on this subject that people may justifiably sigh when yet another person launches himself into the subject. Many of those who have written upon it are more knowledgeable than I, and they have researched the field far more thoroughly. Therefore what possible reason could there be for me to say anything on the matter? My reason is this: I have been developing a schema that, I hope, can throw light on the nature of madness. This has developed out of an exploration of narcissism, which, I believe, is the core of all madness. This exploration has been particularly in relation to the individual, but it has slowly become clear that certain elements of madness are always embodied and never purely contained within the individual psyche, and therefore in such a research social psychology and individual psychology are inextricably intertwined. (In fact, I believe that it is a mistake to divide the subject in this way.) Therefore the principles that have emerged from this study of madness can and do throw light on some social facts, of which one is anti-Semitism. My apologetic for this is that I have not seen this explanation put forward anywhere else. This does not mean that it has not been, only that I have not come across it. Someone may be able to disabuse me and reveal my ignorance.

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Gerry McGrath Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF
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11. Charles: A Study in Contact

Richard G. Erskine Karnac Books ePub

The heart of psychotherapy is contact. Contact between the self and the external world, and contact and integration within the self, defines psychological health. Contact between therapist and client encourages, fosters, supports, and invites other contact experiences.

While integrative psychotherapy makes use of a broad range of concepts, the notion of contact remains basic. As we have seen in previous chapters, contact pervades and undergirds all of our work. Often, the importance of the contact itself is overshadowed by the drama of other aspects of the therapy—an important redecision, an intervention with a Parent ego state, the reworking of a dream or fantasy. The piece of work presented in this chapter has none of these; it is a nearly pure example of contact.

As you read through the transcript, notice the ways in which the therapist consistently maintains and invites contact. Every comment, question, paraphrase, or interpretation has two primary goals: furthering a sense of contact between therapist and client, and enhancing the client's awareness of internal sensations, experience, and memory. Any other benefits are of secondary importance.

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Chapter 13: Introducing Ajax

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Introducing Ajax



avaScript is great, but it can’t do everything. If you want to display information from a database, dash off an email with results from a form, or just download additional HTML, you need to communicate with a web server. For these tasks, you usually need to load a new web page. For example, when you search a database for information, you usually leave the search page and go to another page of results.

Of course, waiting for new pages to load takes time. If anything, people want websites to feel faster and more responsive, as if they were operating right on their own desktop, not on some far-off server. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google Docs, and Gmail are blurring the line between websites and desktop computer programs.

The technology that makes this new generation of web applications possible is a programming technology called Ajax.

Ajax lets a web page ask for and receive a response from a web server and then update itself without ever having to load a new web page. The result is a website that feels more responsive. For example, when you visit Google Maps (Figure 13-1), you can zoom into the map; move north, south, east, or west; and even grab the map and drag it around. All of these actions happen without ever loading a new web page.

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"K" Words: PSAT Intermediate Vocabulary

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