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2: Munich Drawing School December 1881–Fall 1883

Rachel Berenson Perry Indiana University Press ePub

December 1881–Fall 1883

Author's note: During his years in Germany, William Forsyth wrote many letters to his patron, Tom Hibben, and to his family. Quotes from Forsyth's handwritten letters use his wording, but I've taken the liberty of altering his punctuation to improve clarity.

WITH STEELE'S ADVICE ABOUT EVERYTHING FROM budgets to the best travel routes, William Forsyth prepared to make his ocean voyage at the end of 1881. But because he could not help but worry about nearly everything, it could not have been reassuring for him to hear from Steele the previous April that “the school has never been so full as now and there is difficulty in getting in after the session has commenced. There have been several Englishmen here for several months waiting for a place to be vacant.” Other Academy news about the difficulty of getting into the painting classes followed: “This is Friday and has been an anxious day to many of the students who have made application to pass to higher classes. A great many have applications and the Secretary's room was crowded with their drawings. Today these are being examined by the Professors. The upper classes are so full that perhaps half of those applying from the Antique [drawing class] will be compelled to stay there. The probability is that they can do so to advantage for there are a great many dummies in [this] school as well as men of artistic talent.”1

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CHAPTER TWO. Ideas that underpin the model

Campbell, David; Groenbaek, Marianne Karnac Books ePub

This book represents a convergence of three streams of thought that are broadly informed by systemic thinking and social constructionism. These are: Discourse theory and Semantic Polarities; Positioning theory; and Dialogue theory.

They have been pulled together to create a model for understanding and working with organizations from the position of the insider—that is, the manager—or the outsider—that is, the consultant.

The aim of this method is to assist people in their working environment to understand why they and their colleagues behave as they do and to enable them to create a conversation with others that will help them shift their thinking and behaviour.

The method begins with Discourse Theory and Semantic Polarities. This proposes that we all make sense of the world—and decide how to act—by taking a position within a range of meanings about ourselves and our environment. These different meanings are offered to us in the form of discourses generated at many levels of our social experience. For example, our society generates a discourse about “globalization”; our workplace generates a discourse about good governance; and our family generates a discourse about sharing with others. We can take one of many positions that are available within these specific discourses.

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CHAPTER SIX The triadic perspective for parenting and early child development: from research to prevention and therapy

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The triadic perspective for parenting and early child development: from research to prevention and therapy

Kai von Klitzing


triadic perspective in the context of parenthood takes into account the capacity for triadic relationships, or what we have called “triadic capacity” in mothers and fathers. It involves the capacity of each parent to develop an intense relationship with her or his child (whether in internal representations or in reality) without excluding either themselves or their partners from the relationship with the infant. Such a capacity also means that the intimate relationship between the parents can develop further, even when the child is integrated as a third member of the family. A mother with high triadic capacity is able to recognise that the father also has an important relationship to the child, without being overwhelmed by her fear of being excluded. A father with high triadic capacity recognises the mother’s significance, without excluding himself from the relationship between mother and child. As the child grows older, triadic capacity also indicates the ability of parents to accept that the child enters into meaningful relationships with significant others.

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9 The Central State in the Borderlands: Ottoman Eastern Anatolia in the Late Nineteenth Century

OMER BARTOV Indiana University Press ePub


The borderlands paradigm offers a way of understanding the mass violence that characterized especially the borderlands or shatterzones of the German, Russian, Habsburg, and Ottoman Empires from roughly the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, when these multiethnic, multiconfessional, and multilingual empires underwent massive modernizing and homogenizing transformation processes. The borderlands paradigm perceives the violence in these regions as concomitant to, and a consequence of, this fundamental political, social, and cultural change which accompanied modernization.1 The borderlands paradigm further assumes that “ethnic violence in the modern period has become so much more frequent, systematic, and deadly precisely because of its dual character, that is, fomented by states and enacted by significant segments of the population at large.”2 This points to the problem of central state control, which was fundamental for the eastern borderlands of the Ottoman Empire, i.e. the Kurdish and Armenian provinces in the eastern parts of Asia Minor.

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3 How the 1 Percent Rigs the Rules of the Economy

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A State divided into a small number of rich and a large number of poor will always develop a government manipulated by the rich to protect the amenities represented by their property.
—Harold Laski (1893–1950)

How does the 1 percent use its power?

Within the 1 percent, there are people who use their economic and political power differently. In one respect, the 1 percent is not much different from the population at large in that only a small segment is engaged in politics and actively advocating on policy matters. Some in the 1 percent care about the 100 percent and work for a fair and sustainable economy. Others are rule fixers, focused on rigging government policies in their favor to get more wealth and power. But the majority are unengaged and happy to watch their wealth accumulate without weighing in one way or another.

The game fixers maintain a worldview that justifies using every tool at their disposal to perpetuate and expand their wealth. Most believe they are the engines of the economic train, creating enterprises and wealth that pull everyone else along. This worldview is well captured in the introduction to the 2010 Forbes 400 survey.

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