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CHAPTER SEVEN: Approaches to researching the evidence: an exploration of TCCR’s research into couple relationships and couple therapy, past and present

Karnac Books ePub

David Hewison

The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR)1 began life as a mixed practice and research organisation looking to find effective ways of intervening in family distress after the Second World War (see Bannister et al., 1955; Menzies, 1949; Wilson, 1947a, 1947b, 1949; Wilson, Menzies & Eichholtz, 1949). It has been engaged in this project ever since in one form or another (see Woodhouse, 1990 for a review of its history and development up to 1990, and Haldane, 1991 for a review of its publications). As such it has used a variety of approaches to researching couple relationships and the ways in which workers and the couples they work with affect each other, whether this is in socially-based casework, in the intimate privacy of an ongoing psychotherapy, or in the ways that agencies and organisations work with and against each other. In this variety it is a proud (and productive) member of the Tavistock family of organisations and shares with them an interest in the application of psychoanalytic ideas to social and psychological matters (see Dicks, 1970; Trist & Murray, 1990). As a centre of advanced study into the couple relationship and its therapeutic treatment TCCR has a particular perspective on both research and evidence in the field of couple relationships, and is well qualified to enter into contemporary debates about this complex area.

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7 South of Tel-Aviv and North of Jaffa—The Frontier Zone of “In Between”

S ILAN TROEN Indiana University Press ePub

Strange is the geography of Tel-Aviv—at a distance of 200 meters from the heart of the city, from Magen David Square, lies one of the city’s main suburbs. Your eyes hardly rest for a moment from the glitter of neon and the car lights of Allenby St. and already you have dropped into the oppressive darkness of the alleys of Kerem Hatemanim.

Tel-Aviv has been portrayed as the new Hebrew city, which “rose from the sands” at the empty stretch of land north of Jaffa. Tel-Aviv was perceived and presented as a new social entity, distinct from all that preceded it: from dirty and “unhygienic” Oriental Jaffa with its narrow alleys, chaotic urban order, from the Jewish ghettoes and districts in the urban centers of central and eastern Europe, and from the early Jewish neighborhoods that branched out of Jaffa, establishing separate though adjoining neighborhoods to its north and northeast.

Tel-Aviv was seen as a new creation in many respects. It was “a European oasis in the desert of Asia,”1 it was populated exclusively by Jews, or rather “Hebrews”—the new nationalist Jewish men and women who were no longer a minority but the totality, who founded a city with no gentiles, no deprecating eye. Tel-Aviv was the center of the nationalist project where its leaders, institutions, cultural elites, and financial centers were located. All these attributes, noted by its municipal leadership, by visitors from other parts of the Yishuv, and no less strikingly by non-Jewish visitors from abroad,2 represented the essence of the emerging city both in terms of physical space and of social composition.

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8 The Geospatial Semantic Web, Pareto GIS, and the Humanities

David J Bodenhamer Indiana University Press ePub


The so-called spatial turn in the humanities represents a complexity of ideas and applications and the term is in dire need of unpacking. At the very base level the spatial turn represents an awareness of the significant role that space plays in human actions and events, and specifically the influence that space plays in humanities disciplines. Without question, the spatial turn has been heavily driven by the growing awareness and availability of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).1 There have long been exchanges between geography and the humanities that extend as far back as Carl Sauer’s inaugural work in cultural geography and his use of examples from history, archaeology, and cultural landscape studies.2 Historical geography has certainly been at the forefront of this symbiosis in seeking to explore geographies of the past through a blend of human geography and the historical method.3 It is not surprising then that the early usage of GIS in the humanities has been predominantly in historical GIS, which has drawn upon the primary strengths of GIS in the areas of mapping, gazetteers, and vector boundary delineation to support the geographies of major databases such as historical censuses and the production of atlases. Significantly there has been little demonstrated use of GIS in the humanities that draws upon the extensive spatial analytical sophistication of the technology. In the disparate, largely uncoordinated and application-driven foray of GIS into the humanities, mapping has been without question the dominant expression of the geospatial turn and in many ways the (re)discovery of the power of the map has become synonymous with the spatial turn.

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Appendix B: A Grammar of the Voids Essays, Impressions, Sources, and Glossary of Key Terms

Daniels, Aaron B. Aeon Books ePub

Postmodern philosophy has become increasingly reality-warping and, as such, I am not convinced that overtly, explicitly magical writings are the only or even the best place to learn the technology of experience engineering. Nevertheless, I suspect that, however much of a minority the readers of explicitly occult and esoteric topics are, sincere readers of postmodern philosophy are even fewer. Thus, this collection of personalities and terms contains something of a brief primer of existential and postmodern philosophy, in addition to key figures and concepts from the history of neo-paganism, esotericism, magic, and the occult. I make no claim that it is exhaustive, nor free from controversy.

For this current work, I drew infuences from all of the authors below. To the best of my ability, when I borrow an idea directly from an author, I cite the name within the text. I offer this list as a starting point for readers who wish to explore theorists who are often more important and more thorough scholars than most of the ‘big names’ of occult literature. However, if you plan to cite — whether at a cocktail party or in writing — any of these authors or their ideas, please do them the courtesy of actually attempting to read their works rather than merely scanning a Wikipedia article about them. As this work indicates, the journey of discovering, engaging, and wrestling with an idea is a powerfully personal and potentially transformative path.

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21. Results of Pendulum Experiments

Peirce, Charles S. Indiana University Press PDF



Results of Pendulum Experiments

P 168: American Journal of Science and Arts,

3rd ser. 20 (October 1880): 327

The following are the results obtained from observations made by me, for the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, at four important stations, for the purpose of comparing the lengths of the seconds pendulum, together with reductions to the sea-level and to the equator. In making the last reduction I have assumed the ellipticity to be = 1:293, which is the latest result from measurements of arcs.





At station.

At sea-level.

At equator.













The differences of the figures in the last column from OP991, a value conveniently near their mean, when reduced to oscillations per diem are: Hoboken +0?01; Paris +0?58; Berlin -0?59; Kew

H-0?36. The following are the residuals of former observations according to Clarke (Geodesy, p. 349).

New York + 0^20; Paris -3?29; Kew +2?89.

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14: Protective Effects of Green Tea Catechins on Cardio- and Cerebral Vascular Diseases

Hara, Y.; Yang, C.S.; Isemura, M. CABI PDF


Protective Effects of Green Tea Catechins on Cardio- and Cerebral Vascular Diseases

Takako A. Tomita*

University of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan


In order to confirm the epidemiologic data, antiatherogenic and cerebral vascular protective effects of green tea catechins (GTC) were experimentally examined. The lag time of Cu2+-mediated oxidation of low-density lipoprotein drawn from young volunteers before and after 1-week’s ingestion of

GTC extract (Polyphenon® E) at 300 mg twice daily, was significantly prolonged by 15 min compared with that of before the experiment. ApoE-KO (apolipoprotein E knockout) mice, susceptible to atherosclerosis, were given a cholesterol diet and drinking water with and without supplement of Polyphenon E (0.8 mg/ml) for 14 weeks. The atheromatous area in the aorta and aortic weights were both significantly attenuated by 23% in the GTC group compared with the control group. The aortic cholesterol and triglyceride content were 27% and 50% lower, respectively, in the GTC group.

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3 Queen-Women: Jules and Jim (1962), The Last Metro (1980)

Gillain, Anne Indiana University Press ePub

JULES AND JIM AND THE LAST METRO WOULD SEEM TO HAVE little in common apart from an adulterous schema involving one woman and two men. While it is central in the first film, this situation remains marginal in the second one, which depicts the activities of a theater under the Nazi Occupation. Moreover, there is a contrast between black-and-white and color, between the adaptation of a novel and an original screenplay, between the outdoors and an enclosed space, and between the study of a trio as against a polyphonic construction that brings together 15 characters. Nevertheless, both films were made to celebrate Jeanne Moreau and Catherine Deneuve, both of whom played an important role in Truffaut’s personal life. Jules and Jim and The Last Metro are works inspired by the idealization of a female figure. Their autobiographical dimension, however, extends beyond the recent past; each film, like a palimpsest, reveals several different layers of memories in Truffaut that are joined together through a play of analogies. Speaking about Jules and Jim in 1975, he made the following admission:

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7: “Class is in you”: An Exploration of Some Social Class Issues in Psychotherapeutic Work

Karnac Books ePub

Joanna Ryan

Class has the potential to evoke extremely charged and difficult emotions; it can be a determining aspect of early experience; some internalized aspects of class experience can be unconscious; and yet there appears to be an absence of frameworks for thought and discussion within the psychotherapy profession. The innovative work of the last two decades on gender, race, and sexuality within the psychoanalytic field has not been matched by any equivalent attention to class, although Altman (1995) does provide an account of class dynamics in psychotherapeutic work from a relational psychoanalytic perspective. This chapter attempts to open up for discussion some concerns about class within psychoanalytic psychotherapy. It describes a small exploratory qualitative study in which experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapists from different class backgrounds were interviewed about aspects of their own biographical experiences of class, and their perceptions of class-related issues in their clinical work with differently classed patients and within the profession of psychotherapy, as they experienced this.

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Chapter 6. Charles H. V. Fusselman, 1890

Bob Alexander University of North Texas Press PDF


Charles H. V. Fusselman, 1890

Chapter 6

Charles H. V. Fusselman


John Wayne and Jeff Bridges playing the part of Deputy U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn undeniably owned a plateful of true grit—on the Silver Screen. For a catchy stage moniker the subject of this sixshooter vignette may have very well been outnamed, but not outgunned. Charles Henry Vanvalkenburg “Charley” Fusselman was the real deal, a Texas Ranger with documentable true grit. And, lots of it!

Charley Fusselman was not a native Texan. Th e son of a carpenter and farmer, Charley was born on the sixteenth day of July 1866 in Greenbush, Sheboygan County, which lay on the eastern edge of Wisconsin touching Lake Michigan. By the time he was a teenager the family had relocated to Texas, fi rst settling near Corpus

Christi, but then moving to nearby Live Oak County (George West), close to Lagarto in the southern section of the county.1 With salty

Gulf breezes blowing west across brushy plains carrying necessary moisture, Live Oak County, at the time, was cow country—good cow country. Stagecoaches running back and forth between Corpus

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Chapter Twelve - Contributions Part III: Implications for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Karnac Books ePub

Arlene Kramer Richards and Lucille Spira

Part III, with contributions from Thomson-Salo, Reenkola, and Turrini, brings us into the world of mothers, children, and mother–infant pairs. Ambivalence, envy, power, and agency are prominent themes in the myths discussed by these authors. The implications for clinical work of the chapters in this section are discussed below.


Thomson-Salo focuses on the story of Boadicea, a Celtic queen with mythic qualities. This character is a mature woman, a mother, who stood up against the powerful Romans. She did this to protect her daughters, her countrymen, and her self. The daughters were raped by slaves at the instigation of the Roman overseers, while Boadicea was degraded.

In treatment, we see women who, as children, were raped or sexually abused. The rapist or abuser belonged to a band of invading warriors in Boadicea's time. In our own time we hear of rape and/or abuse by fathers, uncles, grandfathers, mother's lovers, brothers, sisters, even mothers. In many instances, the mother helps or tries to help and protect her daughter. In other cases, the mother denies the abuse or just does not take action to protect her daughter. This can be the result of her own sense of powerlessness or actual powerlessness. Where she does not protect her daughter, she is complicit in the abuse.

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9. Our Deepest Sympathies

James Mathews University of North Texas Press PDF

our deepest sympathies


he boy watched the khaki-colored, government-issued sedan cruise slowly past him. He was seated on the curb just outside of the Officer’s Club Pool, shaded by the awning. A light blue towel lay draped across his shoulders. His swimming trunks dampened the sidewalk beneath him. Through the open door at his back came the riotous sounds of splashing and children at play in the naked heat of summer.

The car’s occupants—two soldiers in wheel caps—were turned toward the row of identical houses that lined the opposite side of the street. The two men appeared to be scanning the nameplates affixed neatly to each of the screened-in porches. After several taps on the brakes, the car sped up, turned right on Sheridan

Road and disappeared.

The boy rose and patted himself off with the towel. He stepped over to a nearby bike rack and wrestled one of the bikes free. He mounted the bike and rolled forward to the rim of the curb, but did not leave the shade. Instead, he sat and waited and watched the road. The car soon reappeared, having circled around the block. The hot air rising off the asphalt made the car appear to be moving underwater. The boy examined the car more intently, concentrating on the faces of its occupants. The driver was white and the passenger was black. Both men wore green

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Chapter 3. The Bourée

Meredith Little Indiana University Press ePub

BWV 831/I

The bourée is rhythmically the least complex of all the French Baroque dances. Its character was described by eighteenth-century theorists as gay (gaie) or joyful (lustig), and it is played “lightly” (fort légèrement), or perhaps “lightheartedly.”1 Johann Mattheson describes its gentle nature: “its essential characteristic is contentment, pleasantness, unconcern, relaxed, easy going, comfortable, and yet pleasing.”2 Bourées do not expose the depths of a composer’s soul, but they do express a genuine, aristocratic joie de vivre.

The music to La Bourée d’Achille (Fig. III-1), a popular duet at court balls of the early eighteenth century, shows many of the bourée’s characteristics at that time. The metric hierarchy (II–2–2) is duple on all levels, the beat is the half note, and harmonic change is primarily on the beat and pulse levels. Most bourées have a time signature of either 2 or , with two half note beats to the measure. A few use the time signature , in which case the beat is the quarter note.

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7 “Seeded-yet-Sterile” Perennial Grasses: Towards Sustainable and Non-invasive Biofuel Feedstocks

Quinn, L.D., Editor CAB International PDF


“Seeded-yet-Sterile” Perennial

Grasses: Towards Sustainable and

Non-invasive Biofuel Feedstocks

Russell W. Jessup* and Charlie D. Dowling

Texas A&M University, College Station, USA


Sustainable cropping systems for leading candidate biofuel crops currently focus predominantly on perennial grasses for which assessments of invasiveness potential remain incomplete. Perennial C4 grasses have significant capacity for biomass accumulation across diverse environments, providing intrinsic value towards protection and restoration of underutilized, marginal, and degraded lands. Varied seed and vegetative reproduction mechanisms, however, contribute to their invasive potential. The development of feedstocks possessing the minimum vegetative propagules required for perennial life habit, combined with seed sterility, would therefore greatly reduce the risk of perennial biofuel crops becoming biological invaders. Pearl millet-napiergrass (“PMN”; Pennisetum glaucum [L.] R.

Br. × Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.) and kinggrass (P. purpureum × P. glaucum) are examples of such feedstocks, being “seeded-yet-sterile” crops in which fertile parents allow seeded production of hybrids that are subsequently both seed-sterile and devoid of rhizomes in biomass production fields. The use of genomics tools provide further tools suitable for both characterizing genetic mechanisms governing weediness and deploying markerassisted breeding programs for biofuel crops with reduced risk of negative environmental impacts.

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6. The Process with Adult Patients

Meltzer, Donald Harris Meltzer Trust ePub

It was thought better to leave the discussion of the similarities and differences between adult and child analysis until our observations on the analytical process with children had been laid before the reader, trusting that preconceptions in his mind would not prevent his persevering even if he lacks experience of child analysis. Perhaps no better way of introducing a discussion of this present topic could be found than case material dealing with the transition of method with pubertal children. Anyone who has started an analysis with a pubertal or adolescent child knows how long it takes before a psychotherapeutic process gives way to a truly analytical one. The analyst is confronted with all the limitations of child analysis regarding motivation and responsibility, without the advantages of play technique with its naivety of communication.

It is a quite different situation with a child who has been in analysis for some years of the latency period and in this context meets the mental and physical changes of puberty. At such a time we can see suspended before our eyes the two techniques, in oscillation and in competition with one another.

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James J. Cozine Jr. University of North Texas Press PDF


Notes to Chapter I


Richard G. Lillard, The Great Forest (New York: Alfred A. Knape, 1947), 4.

Berton Roueche, “The Witness Tree,” New Yorker, August 31, 1968, 64.


Texas Observer 70 (November 27, 1970), 18.




The New Encyclopedia of Texas, ed. Elias A. Davis and Edwin H. Grabe,

2 vols. (Dallas: Texas Development Bureau, n.d.), I:32; The Handbook of Texas, ed. Walter Prescott Webb, 2 vols. (Austin: TSHA, 1952), I:160–61.


Frederick W. Simonds, The Geography of Texas, Physical and Political

(Boston: Ginn and Co., 1914), 52; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Division of Biological Survey, Biological Survey of Texas, Vernon Bailey. Bulletin No. 25

(Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1905), 107; Texas, University of Texas, The Natural Regions of Texas, Elmer H. Johnson. University of Texas

Bulletin No. 3113 (Austin: University of Texas, 1931), 62.


Hal B. Parks, Victor L. Cory, et al., The Fauna and Flora of the Big Thicket

Area (n.p., 1936), 4, 6, 10. The fourteen counties were: Newton, Jasper, Polk,

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