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Georgia Kemp Caraway University of North Texas Press PDF
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Chapter Two: Sharing Joyful Friendship and Imagination for Meaning with Infants, and their Application in Early Intervention

Stella Acquarone Karnac Books ePub

Colwyn Trevarthen

“In healthy families, a baby forms a secure attachment with her parents as naturally as she breathes, eats, smiles and cries. This occurs easily because of her parents’ attuned interactions with her. Her parents notice her physiological/affective states and they respond to her sensitively and fully. Beyond simply meeting her unique needs, however, her parents “dance” with her. Hundreds of times, day after day, they dance with her. There are other families where the baby neither dances nor even hears the sound of any music. In these families she does not form such secure attachments. Rather, her task – her continuous ordeal – is to learn to live with parents who are little more than strangers. Babies who live with strangers do not live well or grow well”

(Hughes, 2006, p. ix)


Help for young children in trouble and their distressed families needs to recognise and support impulses of natural sympathy that are in every human being from the start, and that try to grow with motives and feelings that need warm human company. Any intervention should attempt to find and encourage this eager joy for shared affection and fun when there is confusion and defensiveness, fear and anger, or when there has been hurt and the result is silence.

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CHAPTER NINE: Inquiry as relational practice: thinking relationally about the practice of teaching and learning

Simon Clarke Karnac Books ePub

Margaret L. Page


What conditions are needed and what conceptual tools required in order for the consultant/educator to enable clients and students to creatively explore tensions that present themselves as polarities? What might relational thinking offer to educators and consultants who wish to develop this capacity? This chapter takes up these questions and explores them through examples drawn from experiences of teaching and learning within management education. Taking up the themes explored by Karen Izod, it draws from the work of Jessica Benjamin and from current research on experiential teaching and learning to explore difficulties and opportunities of inquiry-based teaching and learning within contexts where instrumental approaches predominate. Finally, it returns to the question: so what is special or radical about relational thinking? What is its potential or actual contribution to teaching and learning in university-based management education programmes?

In the first section, I offer an introduction to relational theory and practice, as an application of inquiry-based learning and teaching. This is developed in the three illustrations that follow. The first of these is a co-mentoring relationship that enabled teaching staff to sustain an inquiring stance in relation to Masters level students, and to resist institutional pressures to adopt a more instrumental approach. The second and third sections also relate to Masters level students, this time in the context of a programme that is experiential and based on peer learning. Two vignettes are offered that explore how relational thinking offered a way of making sense, in reflection after the event, of the challenges of sustaining inquiry in the context described. The final section draws together reflections on these experiences to consider what relational thinking might offer to inquiry practice. More specifically, it explores its potential contribution to working with the difficulties and opportunities of management learning in the current UK context, where pressure is intense to stick to instrumental approaches.

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To the Good People of Joplin

B.J. Hollars Break Away Book Club Edition ePub

May 23, 2011

To the Good People of Joplin:

This will get worse before it gets better. I know this because of what I’ve observed from my own firsthand experiences in Tuscaloosa, a city much like yours which was ravaged a month prior to your own ravaging. Likely you watched us from afar, which is what we do now, our cities forever wedded by our season of misfortune.

Allow me to share with you a difficult truth:

In the coming hours and days your death count is likely to rise. Cell phone reception will return—which, on the surface, seems like a good thing, though this increased communication will mostly only bring bad news. People will begin to learn who was lost and how, and as their stories are sifted from the rubble, it will soon become clear that everybody knows somebody now gone. You will begin hearing stories, though unlike the phone calls not all of them will end badly. Like the one where the bathtub blows away but the family remains safely inside; and the one where the dog survives two weeks on broken legs before reuniting with his people.

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Chapter Fifteen: Negotiating Individual and Joint Transferences in Couple Therapy

David E Scharff Karnac Books ePub

James L. Poulton

I had been working with an unmarried couple I will call Jessica and Karl for over a year, so I was familiar with the scene in front of me. Jessica was in tears, frustrated and confused by Karl's persistence in laying the blame for the couple's conflicts on her. Karl, in contrast, appeared calm, caring, and encouraging, but he was also effectively disengaged from Jessica's struggles and from the therapeutic process. The couple had been talking about Jessica's decision in the prior week to have lunch with her ex-husband—a decision that had followed an argument she'd had with Karl about his distant relationship with his daughter. Karl had begun today's session by reporting that the “same old stuff” had happened again: instead of talking to him directly about her anger, Jessica had acted it out and had “threatened our relationship.” Jessica had responded by claiming that her decision to see her ex-husband was not done in anger. Besides, she said, she had told Karl her opinions about his interactions with his daughter, so as far as she was concerned that was where the argument had ended. She added that if anyone was “threatening our relationship” it was Karl because he was so critical of her. As I listened to them, I felt a familiar bind: each partner wanted me to believe the other was the chief source of their problems, and did not want me to focus on their own contributions. Knowing I would encounter resistance from both, I began to explore the emotional foundations of the impasse they had once again constructed, both between themselves and within the treatment.

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CHAPTER SIX. Blood, shit, and tears

Nina Coltart Karnac Books ePub

Starting almost exactly twenty-six years ago, I treated a patient with severe ulcerative colitis for three years in full psychoanalysis. I kept very detailed notes and wrote up virtually every session; this was one of the ways in which I handled psychopathology, which was quite new to me (and I still do, on occasion). I became extremely interested in psychosomatic illness, of which ulcerative colitis is one of the “Big Seven”.1 Obviously I must have thought I might write about that patient sometime, because in 1969, towards the end of the three years, I asked the Royal Society of Medicine, of which I was then a member, to prepare a bibliographical list for me. An outstanding feature of this list today is what is not on it, and how short it is. As a result of combing the American and the British literature, the librarian produced only 31 references to ulcerative colitis, and that included three separate papers by Engel (e.g. 1954, 1967) and three by Melitta Sperling (e.g. 1957), There were no hypotheses either of ulcerative colitis or of psychosomatic illness over-all; the general interest that has produced extensive work on psychosomatic illness is a product of the last twenty years.

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5 - Politics of Friendship as Democratic Inheritance

Samir Haddad Indiana University Press ePub

I ARGUED IN CHAPTER 3 that Derrida theorizes democracy such that inheritance is a democratic act. To be democratic, one needs to inherit. This interpretation, however, left certain questions unanswered. First, given the tension between Derrida's diagnosis of a fundamental ambivalence in the structures underlying democracy and his simultaneous support for democracy, the place and role of normativity in Derrida's account were left undetermined. Second, it remained unclear just what such a democratic act of inheritance might look like. I addressed the first issue in Chapter 4, concluding that the values at work in the language Derrida engages mark out a space that is already constituted along normative lines. Derrida cannot avoid the possibility that his constative analyses at the same time carry a performative force of normative injunction, and this force is located in the language used. In this chapter, I take up the second question and give further determination to the possible shape of democratic inheritance as understood within the Derridean framework. I do this by examining a text I have already mentioned in passing a number of times, Politics of Friendship. In this work Derrida inherits discourses of fraternity and friendship from the democratic tradition. My task, therefore, is to show how this inheritance, in its conformity with the structure I have been articulated, itself constitutes a democratic act.

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Yerkes, Leslie Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub
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Chapter Nine - The Indissociable Unity of Psyche and Soma: A View from the Paris Psychosomatic School (2006)

Marilia Aisenstein Karnac Books ePub

In Looking for Spinoza, Damasio (2003) writes: “Because the mind arises in a brain that is integral to the organism, the mind is part of that well-woven apparatus. In other words, body, brain, and mind are manifestations of a single organism” (p. 195). The discoveries of psychoanalysis offer a perfectly cogent and unique solution to the old mind/body problem, the psyche/soma dualism. In transferring the duality psyche/soma on to the duality of the drives, psychoanalysis locates the origin of the thought process in the initial conflict. The very definition of the drives as the psychical processing of sexual somatic excitation confirms, in the two theories of the drives, a psychosexual parallel to which Freud had drawn attention as early as 1891.

The field of what one might today call psychosomatic practice (that is, the psychoanalytic approach to patients afflicted with somatic disorders) was not discussed by Freud, even if he laid its foundations. In Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920g), an essay that inaugurated the second functional dualism and thereby founded the second topography, Freud distinguished between “pure” and organic lesional traumas and then went on to note that the existence of a circumscribed lesion seemed to protect the subject from the emergence of a traumatic neurosis. It was in this context that Freud discussed the powerful effect of a painful somatic illness on the distribution and modalities of the libido.

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14 - The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra and Solid State

Chris Smith, John Mosca and John Riley University of North Texas Press ePub

After the initial success of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, several record companies quickly approached Thad and Mel about recording the band. Creed Taylor, who was working for Verve at the time, had set up a meeting with Thad and Mel in February of 1966. Both men had previously had their personal and professional disagreements with Taylor, and neither of them was thrilled about attending the meeting. Mel remembered the earlier incident that caused the rift in his relationship with Taylor:

Creed and I weren't even talking at the time, because we had had scenes at Verve. That's how I ended up not being on Verve anymore. Because when I moved back to New York Creed said, “You'll be my drummer here.” But I had a big scene with Stan Getz, he was drunk one night. In fact, I drove him to the date and he was drinking all the way to the date [Stan Getz: Reflections]. When we got there he ended up getting in some kind of scenes and started picking on me, because I was the only guy he knew there. And I let him have it, and Creed says, “You can't talk to my star like that.” I said, “who the hell are you, you're going to sit here and take shit from him? I ain't going to take any shit from you either.” I told them both off…and I never worked for Creed again.1

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Part 3

George Bilgere Utah State University Press ePub


Right down to the very end, DiMaggio
insisted that whenever the horse-toothed,
doddering old ghost
the years had somehow made of him

was trundled out for yet another banquet
or home opener or old geezerfest,
they introduce him as
the world’s greatest living ballplayer—

and the old geezers would clap
and get all misty-eyed
and the young women in little dresses
who knew him only as a line in some old song
or as that coffee guy,
just smiled and thought, as usual,
about their own beauty.

He was a fool, of course,
to hang around so long.
Marilyn could have told him
that the young favorites of the gods
are doomed, or should be, etc.

Despite this,
when Agassi misses the crosscourt backhand
because he was a step slow getting there,
I actually find myself saying

to the young woman whose hand rests in mine
like a tourist visiting the ruins of the Coliseum,
I would have had that—

and she
because she is the reason
for all crosscourt passes, all hat tricks and home runs,

does not laugh,
or even smile indulgently,
but draws a little closer
and says, Easily.

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12 Share Meals with Loved Ones

Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Katherine Gustafson

When the 10 Garcia-Prats boys got together every night for dinner, they shared more than food around the table. They talked about the successes and frustrations of their days. The older boys helped the younger ones cut their meat. They compared their picks for the World Cup, a conversation that turned into an impromptu geography lesson.

Their mother, Cathy, author of Good Families Don’t Just Happen: What We Learned from Raising Our Ten Sons and How It Can Work for You, strove to make the dinner table warm and welcoming, a place where her boys would want to linger.15 “Our philosophy is that dinnertime is not just a time to feed your body; it’s a time to feed your mind and your soul,” she told me over the phone from her Houston, Texas, home. “It lets us have an opportunity to share our day, be part of each others’ lives.”

Today, families like the Garcia-Prats are the exception. According to the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health, fewer than half of Americans eat meals daily with their families, a statistic that highlights the breakneck pace at which we live and our grab-and-go food culture.16 Increasing economic pressures only exacerbate these cultural trends, as many families are forced to work two jobs to afford the basics and have little time to slow down and have dinner.

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16: APD

Gary M. Lavergne University of North Texas Press ePub



Somehow, it seemed pathetically appropriate. Flags on the University of Texas campus had already been lowered in tribute to fifty-six-year-old retired Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Richard Bryant Pelton, who had died of a heart attack on the previous Friday. If Don Walden and Cheryl Botts still wondered why the flags were lowered, they could have read about Pelton in the Austin American-Statesman in a small article, hidden in the midst of an entire issue on the Tower sniping.1

The city of Austin and the University of Texas became the focus of world news. TASS, the official Communist Party news organ of the Soviet Union, used the occasion to highlight the problem of crime in the United States: “Murders, armed attacks, robbery, and rapes have become common in present-day America.” Richard Speck and Charles Whitman dwarfed coverage of the White House wedding of Luci Baines Johnson and Patrick Nugent. When reminded that the Speck murders in Chicago had been called the “Crime of the Century,” APD Chief Bob Miles replied, “It isn't anymore.” Reporters from all over the world interviewed witnesses, victims, and victims' families.2 Charlotte Darenshori, the secretary pinned down behind the base of a flagpole on the South Mall, remembered: “I had a call from Dan Rather wanting me to be on the afternoon news, from the networks and from newspapers everywhere. I just didn't understand the interest.”3

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8. An Inclusive Green Economy

Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub


IN the twenty-first century, America will be defined by its response to two great challenges. One is global warming, which threatens irreparable harm to our planet and its people. The other is the increasingly unequal economy of our own country, which is now more divided between rich and poor than at any time in living memory. The necessary response to these intertwined realities is to build an inclusive green economy, strong enough to lift people out of poverty.

A powerful logic connects the two missions. The shift to a more efficient, low-carbon economy will have profound health benefits for poor people, who suffer disproportionately from cancer, asthma, and other pollution-related ailments. The effort to curb global warming and oil dependence also contains enormous potential to create new jobs and avenues of opportunity, by creating pathways to ensure that the work that most needs doing—rebuilding, retrofitting, and restoring our cities and towns, our infrastructure and public lands—is done by those who most need the work.

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63 Motueka

Gallas, John Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF

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