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Return Journey

Slice PDF February 24, 2015

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SEVEN Breaking the Mold

Slice ePub December 14, 2013
<p>T<small>HE</small> S<small>OCIOECONOMIC</small> S<small>IGNIFICANCE OF</small> M<small>ETAL</small> A<small>RTIFACTS AT</small> M<small>AYAPÁN</small></p><p> <em>Elizabeth H. Paris and Carlos Peraza Lope</em> </p><p>The Postclassic Period was a dynamic era for the Maya residents of the Yucatán Peninsula. The increase in volume and diversity of trade goods in circulation (Sabloff and Rathje 1975; Smith and Berdan 2003), the creation and combination of cross-cultural iconography and symbol sets, the circulation of new forms of currency and standards of value, and the expansion of coastal trade routes brought new opportunities for the creation of wealth, status, political power, and intercultural communication. New consumer goods and production techniques—along with the knowledge, values, and meanings that accompanied them—were adopted and adapted by the Maya in ways that gave them local values and meanings. For the residents of the Postclassic political center of Mayapán, metal artifacts became visible indicators of elite social and political power as sacred objects incorporated into major religious ceremonies and as storable and portable wealth (Pollard 1987, 741). However, because metallurgy was a nonindigenous technology that arrived late in the Maya region, metal objects and metal production technologies were incorporated into the existing cultural fabric in ways that reflected the uses and meanings of other “precious objects” in Maya culture, particularly objects such as jade and shell ornaments. Like jade and shell ornaments, the metal objects created and consumed at Mayapán were used for display.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/421864-archaeometallurgy-in-mesoamerica-current-approaches-and-new-perspectives">See more</a>

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CHAPTER ONE: Psychotherapy research: nature, quality and relationship to clinical practice

Slice ePub May 23, 2014
<p> <i>Mark Aveline</i> </p><p> <i>Introduction</i> </p><p>Every therapist has a keen interest in practising effectively and efficiently. The practitioner wants to know that what she does is at least as helpful in addressing the patient’s problems as other forms of help on offer and preferably is better! Although patient motivation can be complex and contradictory overall the patient has the same interest as do employers, health purchasers and planners, and practice regulators.</p><p>But how can the practitioner know that he or she is practising effectively and efficiently?</p><p>The time-honoured way is through experience. Therapists learn to be therapists through practice. Each therapy is a form of research. Before I consider this proposition further, consider Jerome Frank’s formulation of common therapeutic factors in all effective psychotherapies (Frank, 1973). At the heart of the work is an imaginative encounter between patient and therapist.<sup></sup>1 With the assistance of the therapist, the patient identifies feelings, thoughts, relationships, situations, actions, and dilemmas that are problematic. The patient confides emotionally and intensely. The therapist, often in the role of trusted healthcare professional within that society, engages the patient in addressing the problems and, through the exercise of theory, expert intuition, explanation, interpretation, and interaction, provides a way of understanding the significance of the problems and their origin. A plausible rationale helps the patient feel more hopeful about their situation and counters the demoralization that typifies those seeking help. Finally, therapy can provide success experiences, both inside the consulting room and outside in everyday life, as the patient’s problems are grappled with and overcome. These experiences enhance the patient’s sense of mastery.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/245158-what-is-psychotherapeutic-research">See more</a>

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11. Psychic spaces in Harold Pinter’s work

Slice ePub May 24, 2014
<p>Our chapter on Beckett drew attention to the implicit background of violence and social devastation in his work. We made reference to critics who have suggested that a major challenge to writers of the post-war period has been to explore the meaning of the extreme historical events of the twentieth century and their dire implications for human lives.</p><p>Harold Pinter’s work occupies a contiguous space. His friendship with Beckett, and his admiration for his work, suggests that he clearly recognized this. In post-war Britain, the dominant middle-class culture had to absorb not only the magnitude of these terrorizing facts, but also the entry into its cultural space of many new social experiences and voices. Writers, film-makers, actors, and critics from the working class began to obtain a hearing for their work, sometimes in the context of an explicitly political challenge to the “establishment”, as it came to be called. Plays, films, and novels came to feature working-class heroes and milieux in a new way.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/255719-mirror-to-nature-drama-psychoanalysis-and-society">See more</a>

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Anchorage & Around

Slice ePub November 25, 2014
<p>     <strong>Includes »</strong></p><p>     Anchorage</p><p>     South Of Anchorage</p><p>     Seward Highway</p><p>     Girdwood</p><p>     South Of Girdwood</p><p>     Portage Glacier</p><p>     North Of Anchorage</p><p>     Glenn Highway</p><p>     Palmer</p><p>Once you realize that Anchorage isn’t simply a big city on the edge of the wilderness but rather a big city in the wilderness, it starts to make sense. The town manages to mingle hiking trails and traffic jams, small art galleries and Big Oil, like no other city. Among big box stores and mini-malls, there’s more than 100 miles of city trails meandering in hidden greenbelts and a creek splitting downtown where anglers line up to catch trophy salmon.</p><p>Towering behind the municipality is the nation’s third-largest state park, the half-million-acre Chugach. The wilderness is never far, which is why Anchorage’s young population (the average age is 32) is an active one. Stay for a few days, explore the cycle trails, patronize the art galleries and dine in Alaska’s best restaurants, and you’ll understand why half the state’s population chooses to live in and around this city.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/481999-lonely-planet-alaska">See more</a>

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