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1 Dąbrowa Tarnowska

Jan Grabowski Indiana University Press ePub

Writing about the extermination of Jews in the small Galician town of Buczacz, Omer Bartov raised an important question: “Genocide would have been much harder to accomplish, and its success much less complete, had the Germans not found so many collaborators willing, even eager, to do the killing, the hunting down, the brutalizing, and the plundering. Conversely, hardly any of the handful of Jews who lived to tell the tale would have survived had it not been for those Ukrainians and Poles who gave them food or shelter, even if at times they charged them for the service and not infrequently drove them out or denounced them once the Jews’ resources ran out.”1 In order to understand the genocide, Bartov argued, we need to reconstruct the events from bottom up, from the local level, from the level of single murders, all the way to the planners of the Endlösung. An analysis of the situation in one chosen area, such as a single county in occupied Poland can, it is hoped, bring us closer to this goal.2

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Chapter 13. Enough Silence

Dietz, Rob Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Engaging Politicians and the Media

A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.


During the summer before my final year in college, I worked as an intern for America’s largest labor union, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. Ironically, the AFLCIO hired my services for less than minimum wage. Despite the low pay, it turned out to be a great summer, especially after I learned which bars in downtown Washington, D.C., offered free tacos at happy hour. At my first day on the job, I learned (perhaps not too surprisingly) that the AFL-CIO cares a great deal about how members of Congress view a variety of labor issues. In fact, my boss told me that my top task each day was to comb through newspapers and collect articles about unions and the politics of labor. This was at a time just before the Internet held sway, so I would literally skim through a stack of newspapers and cut and paste the relevant articles onto sheets of paper. Then I would file the pasted articles in folders to be read by the union leaders.

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Weeks Ringle C&T Publishing ePub

The Modern Quilt Workshop by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr

The Quiltmaker’s Color Workshop by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr

From Fiber to Fabric by Harriet Hargrave

This is the seminal book for quilters on understanding the manufacturing and care of quilting fabrics. Note: This book is available as Print on Demand from C&T Publishing.

American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine


This magazine has a wealth of tips and often features our latest patterns.

Quilts and More

Several of our beginner quilts or other sewing projects have appeared in this magazine.

International Quilt Study Center & Museum


This website has a wealth of information about traditional and antique quilts.

The Textile Museum


The Textile Museum offers guidelines for caring for antique and fragile textiles.

Cherrywood Fabrics


We used Cherrywood’s beautiful hand-dyed fabrics for Small Change (page 108).

Jim White Photography


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Alfred C. Kinsey Indiana University Press ePub

Throughout history, in all cultures, primitive, classic, and modern, the matter of non-marital intercourse has been one of social concern; but in nearly all cultures extra-marital intercourse has been considered more important than pre-marital intercourse. In the ancient Hittite, Assyrian, and Babylonian codes (Harper 1904, Barton 1925), the issue was more often one of property rights, rather than one of ethics or morals. The married male’s ownership of his wife and his rights to all of the privileges that she could grant, were the primary concern. In most of the codes, pre-marital intercourse was rarely mentioned, unless it occurred after the time of betrothal. Then the first property rights emerged, there were laws against the infringement of those rights by another male, and considerable attention was given to the nature of those rights when an engagement was broken. In all history there are few instances of such concern over premarital intercourse as exists in the Jewish and Anglo-American codes.

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Conclusion: The Cinephiliac Return

Rashna Wadia Richards Indiana University Press ePub

The Cinephiliac Return

At a time when the disintegration of the studio system is all but inevitable, Frank O’Hara writes “To the Film Industry in Crisis,” a tongue-in-cheek declaration of love for the movies. The poem extols the star system and hails the “glorious Silver Screen, tragic Technicolor, amorous / Cinemascope.”1 O’Hara’s speaker appears as a classical cinephile, rebuffing “lean quarterlies and swarthy periodicals,” experimental theater, and opera in favor of popular cinema, declaring “you, Motion Picture Industry, / it’s you I love!”2 Like his Cahiers contemporaries, O’Hara’s cinephile loves not only the industry in general but also its inexplicably pleasurable moments. Like “Mae West / in a furry sled,” or “Cornel Wilde coughing blood on the piano keys,” or “Jean Harlow reclining and wiggling.”3 In the 1950s, such candid and unguarded assertions of ciné-love were entirely appropriate for a generation passionate about the movies. But only a decade later, cinephilia was discredited for being too invested in obsession, nostalgia, and fetishism. Expressions of love, as we recounted in the introduction, had to be replaced with a seriousness of tone and style appropriate to proper criticism. The film critic could no longer be a cinephile. Indeed, the critic had to become, to borrow a phrase from another O’Hara poem, “the assassin of / [the] orchards,” deconstructing rather than applauding cinema’s pleasures.4

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6 The Diary of a Priest

HEATHER COLEMAN Indiana University Press ePub

Laurie Manchester

BEGINNING DURING THE GREAT REFORM ERA OF THE 1860S, Russian Orthodox priests were encouraged by the bourgeoning clerical press to keep confessional diaries. In these personal diaries they were to chart not only their own spiritual progress, but, in contrast to the Puritan practice of individual diary keeping, to some extent that of their parishioners as well. In part, this was a practical necessity born of the high illiteracy rates of Russian Orthodox parishioners. But it also underscores the greater authoritative power Orthodox priests, endowed with sacramental authority, had over their parishioners. As the Russian revolutionary movement spread and the autocratic government unsuccessfully sought to control the process of modernization, reform-minded publicists within the Russian Orthodox Church interpreted the crisis engulfing Russia primarily as a moral crisis. Asking priests to keep diaries was part of a movement to save Russia by elevating the morality and erudition of its priesthood. Diaries were to serve as mirrors to priests’ souls, as a means to identify and correct existing imperfections. Given the social isolation many rural priests suffered, diaries were also to serve as a much needed friend. In turn, because few rural priests could afford to buy many books, diaries could afford a means of working on self-improvement at no cost. In keeping with the church’s disregard for any dichotomy between public and private, diaries were to chronicle a priest’s parish work as well as his domestic life. Priests were instructed to note anything good or bad they had done each day, everything that had made an impression on them, and their feelings about the main events of the day.

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13. Group Processes and the Individual in the Thera peutic Group

Foulkes, S.H. Karnac Books ePub


The disturbances, psychoneuroses in the broader sense, with which we are concerned in psychotherapy go back to experiences in childhood which have been repressed. Repression and other defence methods, which are subordinated to it, keep the repressed from becoming conscious. At the same time the tendencies against which the defence is directed are split off from the ego. This defence, albeit a function of the ego, is itself unconscious and also has its roots in the earliest months and years of development. This dissociation or splitting-off from the ego has still another significant sequel: the particle of mental life which is thus isolated assumes again the primordial, archaic, primitive character of early mental life. It is subjected to the primary process and liberated from the straitjacket of rational, reasonable thinking. Belief in omnipotence, superstition, magical thinking, which we trust to have surmounted in waking life, return into their age-old rights. It is the language of delusion and dreams, if you like, but also that of art and religion. What we meet as a symptom is the expression of elementary impulses which have succeeded in penetrating again to the ego, in a way breaking into it. The defensive war against these instinctive impulses in which the ego has been engaged, particularly under the pressure of the superego, the primitive, unconscious internalized conscience, has resulted in a compromise, namely the symptom. The instinctual impulses which are disallowed must not even now show themselves in their true nature, naked as it were, but go about under disguise and put up with all sorts of distortions. The solution of these distortions, displacements, condensations, etc., their uncovering, naturally makes up an important part of psycho-analytical work, which thus opposes a powerful part of the ego and superego. For this reason, these defending forces regularly turn as resistances against analysis and the analyst, and the observation, interpretation and dissolution of these resistances becomes at least as important a part of psycho-analytical treatment as the uncovering of the unconscious itself. Naturally, all symptoms root in the matrix of the personality and its development, so that every analysis has in fact the total personality as its object.

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CHAPTER TEN: Aborted hope: Transference and countertransference implications of a narcissistic phantasy

Karnac Books ePub

Aborted hope: Transference and countertransference implications of a narcissistic phantasy

Georgia Chalkia

In this paperI intend to illustrate the unfolding of the ‘aborted hope’ phantasy as it is manifested in the psychoanalytic psychotherapy context of a patient with salient narcissistic features. At the core of this phantasy I place the notion of undesirableness which I associate with the absence of the paternal representation. Dreams and clinical material will be used to highlight the transference-countertransference ramifications.

The topic of narcissism has generated prolific writing well beyond the scope of this paper to deal with and a variety of theories, approaches, and ways of thinking that attempt to clarify it, have been developed. Clinically, however, narcissism has been used to refer to (1) a developmental stage, (2) self-esteem, (3) a sexual perversion and (4) a mode of relating to objects, (Pulver, 1970); this last one will be used in the present context. While the clinical implications of narcissistic states have amply been investigated and applied, only a few writers have dealt with hope or its clinical implications and even fewer on the relationship between narcissism and hope. For instance, in psychoanalytic writings hope occupies a similar ambivalent status as in the myths of Pandora and Prometheus. Klein (1975) views hope through its healthy aspects, and Riesenberg-Malcolm (1994) considers the experience of hope as an affect that depends on the person’s/ patient’s capacity to maintain relationships with good internal objects (p. 1038). Winnicott (1949) regards hope as, among other things, a mediator between love and being objectively hated, that is, through hope he introduces ambivalence and the depressive position. Britton (1998) believes that hope is based on an idea of a good mother, and that the father is there to protect the mother/child relationship. On the other hand, hope, is also considered to be related to inordinate idealisations, employed as a defense of covert narcissistic and masochistic aims (Green, 1972; Akhtar, 1994; Potamianou, 1995), while Casement (1985) links “unconscious hope” to repetition compulsion through which unconscious conflicts continue to generate attempts at solu tions which do not actually work.

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CHAPTER SEVEN: The power of the multi-generational psyche

Love, Janet C. Karnac Books ePub

Diary extract

Eighteen months have now passed since I last wrote in my journal. Time has simply disappeared into the spaces between the long-term project of my son’s aftercare recovery programme and the short-term, difficult, one-way-ticket project of looking after my mother’s deteriorating dementia and her inexorable march towards death itself. In the hours in between, I had continued working as a therapist, and also embarked on some new training as a systemic constellation therapist.

I had been suffering, for most of this time, a severe case of “theo-mania”. This was a word coined by Scott Peck, to describe “the illusion that we can be the scriptwriter in the drama of our lives” (Peck, 1993, p. 193). During this period, I was running and funding, single-handed, one private mental health hospital for depression and dementia, and an integrative aftercare recovery programme for psychosis, at different ends of the country. There seemed to be no respite from my storyline of living with mental illnesses. My general fatigue meant I became increasingly resentful of my script; worse than that, I found myself becoming frustrated and downrightangry with the scriptwriter(s). Where had all my training gone? I remembered my carefully thought through definition of the transpersonal in the foreword: “the transpersonal approach seeks to acknowledge, yet move beyond, the awareness of the individual‘self as a separate, isolated consciousness. It seeks to embrace a more interrelated, universal, complex sense of being which is in harmony with an unseen order of things and recognizes there exists beyond ourselves a powerful force that nurtures our growth and evolution”.

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CHAPTER ELEVEN Horacio Agoniztes

Williams, Meg Harris Harris Meltzer Trust PDF


Horacio Agoniztes


For thou hast been

As one, in suff’ring all, that suffers nothing,

A man that Fortune’s buffets and rewards

Hast ta’en with equal thanks; and blest are those

Whose blood and judgement are so well commeddled

That they are not a pipe for Fortune’s finger

To sound what stop she please. (III. ii. 65-71)

Horacio’s dream of Gertrude and of Ophelia pulls together strands from his personal life and from Hamlet’s analysis. Accepting their mutual interference at last, the “old romantic” is ready to review his own story.


n Saturday evening, after the meeting with Hamlet,

I took my two daughters and their boyfriends to an expensive restaurant in Church Row to celebrate my fiftieth birthday.

Both the boyfriends were eminently unsuitable in my view, though nobody had asked my opinion, so I did not give it.

My elder daughter, Antigone, a slender straight-backed girl resembling her mother, has a degree in Oriental Studies and an


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7 Apply Phase

Swanson, Richard A. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

THE APPLY PHASE of theory building in applied disciplines seems straightforward on the surface—putting the theory in practice. If a theory-building effort has established evidence to accept a theory, the next logical phase would be to apply it. Of course, if the evidence supports a decision to reject a theory, there could be a problem with the original conceptualized idea or how it was operationalized. The theorist must choose to return to one of the previous phases based on what was learned. Ideally, the Apply phase assumes a successful theory-building effort that has been shown to fit within a realm of human/human systems activity.

Theories must involve practice and research. Theories must explain what something is and how it works (Torraco, 1997). We will add that theories must also tell you how to do something. Theories that do not include descriptions of how the theory works fall short.

Application can also be positioned as a starting point itself. For example, new problems arise in practice that create the need for further understanding, pushing the theorist to develop new ideas and to conceptualize how something works. The purpose of this chapter is to describe approaches to application within the General Method of Theory Building in Applied Disciplines (Figure 7.1). Specifically, this chapter will

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4 Categories That Simplify

Templeton, Timothy L. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

By the time she felt a tap on her shoulder, Susie had listed over 150 people. She couldn’t believe it. Highground must have read her mind again.

“Told you so,” he said.

She took off the headset and stood up. “Incredible.”

“You’ll have your 250 easy with a little more work,” High-ground assured her.

“Ready for lunch?” Paul asked.


As they walked toward the restaurant, Susie asked, “What do you do, Paul?”

Paul glanced at Highground with a grin and answered, “I’m in the business of being comfortable with who I am so I can help others achieve what they want to get—and get where they want to go. Our Mr. Highground here says that I’m relational-business. I’m with a tremendous company that produces a variety of quality products, and it’s through this company that I have made thousands of people smile the day they bought my product.”

“Paul manages new car sales at the Rancho Benicia Auto Park,” Highground added.

“I certainly do.”

Susie was taken aback by the whole exchange. Suddenly, this man did not seem so short or average looking. The confidence of this man almost unnerved her. She could only wish for such confidence in her own sales talk, and she heard herself blurt out, “Where does your confidence come from? It’s infectious.”

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Chapter Eight - Sex Films in Therapy: A Guide to using Film in Clinical Work

Karnac Books ePub

Mark Shoen

Viewing films about sex has made a significant contribution to both our formal and informal sexual education. Whether it is a television show, an online video, or an erotic or instructional film, we learn from observing and listening. Reliable sexual information on film is readily available today. However, there is also an abundance of not-so-accurate sexual information on film. Some individuals have never observed any form of sexual behaviour, but for many, the only sexual behaviour they have ever observed is in “adult films” or “pornography”, which are produced to be sexually arousing, to encourage sexual fantasy, and to be erotically entertaining. The social impact that these films have on society is universally underestimated. Many individuals or couples depend on adult films as their only visual role models for sexual behaviour.

When it comes to any other behaviour, the thought of studying that behaviour without the opportunity to observe it would be absurd. As sexual health professionals, we are often called upon to clarify misinformation that our students and patients believe because they saw it in a film. Should we not, therefore, demand more films that depict sexual realism and encourage our clients and students to seek out the appropriate kind of film? In this chapter, I outline the evolution of sexuality education films, from the disease model of the early 1900s to the anything goes model on the Internet today. Through a history and practical use of sexuality films in educational and clinical settings, I hope that you will recognise the value of film as a tool in human sexuality education, research, and therapy.

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Together Despite All: The Boston Globe, By Sarah Schweitzer

Edited by George Getschow University of North Texas Press PDF


Best American Newspaper Narratives, Vol. 2

comings and goings: Purell-rubbed hands and cookies sent by strangers who, not knowing what else to do, had packed offerings of solace into lidded tins.

In the bed, Marc is surrounded by a press of family. They came after hearing the day's news: His remaining leg could be too damaged to save. They had amputated his right leg above the knee in the immediate aftermath. Now, there was talk of the left.

In the operating room earlier, doctors had peeled away bloodied gauze and found dead tissue around the ankle. They removed the blackened mass. Then they rewrapped all his injuries with new gauze—his singed back, his burned hand, the infected stump of his amputated leg, his broken knee, his shattered foot—and waited for Marc to wake so they could tell him that the foot was a bigger problem than they'd thought.

If the tissue didn't stop dying, they would have to consider another amputation.

His family hugged and shed tears out of Marc's sight. Then they entered the room and began urgently, frantically chatting. Anything to avoid the topic of the foot.

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CHAPTER FIVE Something opened up

Fromm, M. Gerard Karnac Books PDF


Something opened up

Cutting elf-mutilation is frequently a symptom within the borderline spectrum of psychopathology. But this phenomenon might more usefully be abstracted from what is, after all, a problematic personality diagnosis (see Chapter Two) and considered as an admixture of depressive, hysterical, and delinquent trends (see Chapter

Four): depressive insofar as this tearing at the flesh may occur during moods of agitated hopelessness and severe self-criticism, hysterical insofar as it is the body, often in an unconscious erotised state, that speaks, and delinquent insofar as it, in Winnicott’s words, “compels the environment to be important” and “to attend to management”

(1956a, p. 309).

In this chapter, I will discuss work with a patient who cut herself periodically, focusing in particular on her preconscious fantasies of grandiose destructiveness and the role of aggression in the treatment relationship. This patient was not a daily cutter, nor did she require major suturing; nevertheless, her cutting horrified her family and frightened the patient as well, because she saw it as both “crazy” and yet as an action necessary to prevent her from killing herself. Her

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