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Chapter Four - Tactics and Empathy: Defences against Projective Identification

Jean Arundale Karnac Books ePub

Lesley Steyn

In this paper I wish to try to address some problems I have struggled with in the approach I use, within the British tradition, that emphasises work in the here and now with the patient’s projections and phantasy relationship with the analyst. Strachey’s work (1934) was a turning point in focusing attention on the here and now of the analytic session: he showed that the patient’s severe superego could only be modified if “caught in the act” in the present moment when projected into the analyst and his “mutative transference interpretation” became a template for psychic change for future generations of all schools of analysis (see Arundale, 2011).

Since then, work by Klein (1946), Bion (1959), Rosenfeld (1971) and others on the theory of projective identification has developed Strachey’s vision that the analyst becomes the patient’s “external phantasy object” (Caper, 1992). As the patient, in phantasy, projects parts of himself into the analyst and then feels these parts to reside in the analyst, not himself, so, these authors show, the analyst correspondingly feels provoked to identify with the projected attributes.

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ISAIAH: INTERPRETED BY EARLY CHRISTIAN AND MEDIEVAL COMMENTATORS, TRANSLATED AND EDITED BY ROBERT LOUIS WILKEN

Pro Ecclesia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Claire Mathews McGinnis

This volume, as part of The Church’s Bible, is not simply a compilation of early Christian interpretations.1 Nor is it primarily a sustained reading of Isaiah. It is, rather, an attempt to evoke the intersection of the two, namely: the book of Isaiah as it was heard by early Christian readers, and as the prophet’s words became their own words, in prayer and praise to the Triune God. Readers who wish to be schooled in early Christian interpretation of Isaiah will find in this volume a thorough collection, representative of the variety and breadth of patristic readings, chosen for their spiritual, exegetical, and theological significance, conveniently arranged according to the chapters of Isaiah.

The volume’s introductions, which include discussion of the multiple (and I’m sure, painful) compromises its editors were required to make, reveal just what a complex collection this is. While a surface reading will certainly provide the novice with a window to the varied world of early Christian interpretation of Isaiah, this is not how the work functions best. The necessary brevity of the chapter introductions, the variety of the selections, and their ordering within a chapter demand of the reader careful attention and even clarity of purpose in order for the volume to yield its rich results.

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14. Is interpretation possible?

Ruth Golan Karnac Books ePub

“Millions of people alone, and if already alone then let it be in motion.”

Line from a song of a famous Israeli pop group

Two essential discoveries emerged from Irma’s injection dream that Freud analyses in The Interpretation of Dreams: the formula, or the power of the word, and the Real. The Real was revealed through Irma’s open, frightful throat into which Freud looked, yet did not awake from the nightmare but, rather, kept on dreaming and found the solution, the formula. He found the meaning, the language—and founded the theory of the interpretation of dreams. One may say that Lacan’s motion is the reverse: from the formula—the meaning, the language—to the unbearable, the Real; from the signifier to the sign; from the subject in his relation to the object to the ex-time object. Lacan refers to the subject as a lack in being. The Jewish French philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas (1982) reminds us of Heidegger’s reference to being: Heidegger stresses that being is not a noun but, rather, a verb. It is not an entity but, rather, an act. And if being is occurrence, then the lack must also be some kind of a flexible topological place, a place in movement. Lacan’s manque á être is not a lack in being but, rather, a lack in the actions, the occurrences of being; some kind of a black hole within the movement, yet a moving hole. Lévinas (1982) distinguishes between “said” and “say”, which is much more important (similar to Lacan’s énoncé and énonciation: the uttered words and the very act of uttering). The “say” (as in “Say to the Israelites”) is important not so much on account of its informative content, as because it addresses the interlocutor; it is related to discourse. Lévinas, like Lacan, gives precedence to the very act of utterance, which is always bound up with transference. Like “being”, “transference” too is a verb, referring to movement rather than to a fixed state.

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GOD SPOKE: ON DIVINE THOUGHT IN HUMAN LANGUAGE

Pro Ecclesia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Edward Rommen





God, who at sundry times and in diverse manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son.

Heb 1:1–2

The whole notion of divine thought or speech brings us face to face with the difficult questions of uncreated being, knowledge, truth, and created being. For if we are to speak of divine thought, we will have to posit a personal uncreated being in possession of and able to contemplate (think) some content (knowledge), to which we will have to ascribe the appellation “truth,” or, better yet, “absolute truth.” And if we are to speak of a transfer of divine thought to the human mind, we will have to explain how created beings can access absolute truth without forfeiting the transcendence of its uncreated source and how, once it is acquired, that truth can be transmitted from one created being to another.

Such a project bears all the marks of impossibility. Yet, in spite of the idea’s apparent incomprehensibility, we are told that God does “speak.” The Psalmist insists that God uses creation itself to speak, albeit without words (Ps 19). Prophets confidently proclaimed the “Word of the Lord.” The Gospels teach that Christ incarnate embodies the very Word of God addressed to all of creation (John 1:1–4). We are encouraged to commune with God in unceasing prayer, even when words fail us (Rom 8:26). And, most amazingly, Christ desires to continue speaking through human language to all nations (Matt 28:19).

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Resource B: Online Networking Sites

Michael Dulworth Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

New networking sites are being born every day. Rather than create a list here on paper that will be instantly outdated, I am going to list a few sites you can check out online that can get you started exploring the Internet for networking opportunities. You should also check out my own Web site, which will be updated regularly with networking links: http://www.theconnecteffect.com.

An eclectic mix of online communities, chat rooms, and message boards can be found at the following site:

The following sites provide listings of social networking sites (with some overlap):

Wikipedia provides a large list of social and professional networking sites here:

If you like social action—the environment, women’s issues, human rights, animal activism, and more—check out these two sites:

Professional/business oriented networking sites include the following:

These are just a few ideas to get you started. You can also search for “social networks,” “business networks,” and similar terms on your favorite Internet search engine.

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Plain and Simple

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Mix and match a set of placemats for yourself or to give as a gift to someone special. There are six different designs to choose from. I used a variety of neutrals, which look stunning on a dark table. However, the placemats will look great no matter what palette you choose.

FINISHED PLACEMAT: 18½″ × 12½″

⅓ yard light print for center

⅛ yard light tan for inner border

¼ yard tan paisley for outer border

¾ yard for backing and binding

16″ × 22″ batting

Cut 1 rectangle 14½″ × 8½″ from the light print for the placemat center.

Cut from the light tan:

2 strips 1″ × 8½″ for the side inner borders

2 strips 1″ × 15½″ for the top and bottom inner borders

Cut from the tan paisley:

2 strips 2″ × 9½″ for the side outer borders

2 strips 2″ × 18½″ for the top and bottom outer borders

1. Sew the 2 side inner borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

2. Sew the top and bottom inner borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

3. Sew the 2 side outer borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

4. Sew the top and bottom outer borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

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CHAPTER TWO Policy and Production of WRAPS Photographs

Kenichiro Shimada University Press of Colorado ePub

From the beginning of the WRA’s program, plans were in place to photograph the mass removal, initial concentration, longer-term incarceration, and release of Japanese Americans. As early as 1942, the stated purpose of this record was to document every step of the process. Authorities in charge of the incarceration also realized early on that pictures were needed for public relations purposes.1

Our analysis of the archival records, along with the secondary literature, indicates that the photographic mission changed over time. It is thus convenient to divide WRA photo operations into two phases. What I am calling Phase One started in March 1942 and lasted through the end of that year. Phase Two was in place by 1943 and lasted until the WRA’s Photographic Section was closed in January 1946.

The available records indicate that photographers were on the payroll even as the WRA came into existence. As far as we have been able to determine, early WRA photographic work was done via short-term assignments given to select professional photographers, such as Clement Albers, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, and Francis L. Stewart.2 These photographers were assigned (Lee) or hired (Albers, Lange, and Stewart) by federal agencies, including the Office of War Information and the War Relocation Authority. Although some of the four’s WRA pictures had to do with removal, most of their photographs detailed selected, typically noncontroversial aspects of Japanese Americans’ daily life in Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA) assembly centers as well as scenes from the first months in the ten more permanent WRA camps.3

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Chapter Eight - Myth, Synchronicity, and Re-Enchantment

Sanja Bahun Karnac Books ePub

CHAPTER EIGHT

Myth, synchronicity, and re-enchantment*

Roderick Main

The disenchantment of the world

Max Weber (1864–1920) described modern culture as characterised by capitalism, rationalisation, disenchantment, subjectivist culture, and democratisation (Scaff, 2000, pp. 103–107). These features of modernity are intimately interlinked in Weber's thought, and any one of them gives access to the overall problem of modernity as he saw it. In this chapter I shall focus on the feature of disenchantment (Entzauberung, “de-magification”), described by Weber as a condition in which “there are no mysterious incalculable forces that come into play, but rather…one can in principle, master all things by calculation”, and in which, therefore, “[o]ne need no longer have recourse to magical means in order to master or implore the spirits” (Weber, 1918, p. 139). The Weberian scholar Lawrence Scaff neatly elaborates:

The disenchantment thesis holds that modernity represents a loss of the sacred sense of wholeness and reconciliation between self and world provided by myth, magic, tradition, religion, or immanent nature. It ushers in the disruptive sense of disengagement, abstraction, alienation, homelessness, and the “problem of meaning” that begins to gnaw at the vital core of modern experience and social philosophy. (Scaff, 2000, p. 105)

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1. Background

Jacques D. Bagur University of North Texas Press PDF

1. BACKGROUND

The area in which Jefferson came to be founded was once part of

New Spain and from 1821 part of Mexico until the Republic of Texas was established in 1836. Although there was early Spanish settlement to the south in Nacogdoches, there was never a hint of Spanish influence in the Jefferson area. Although Jefferson came into existence before Texas entered the Union, it cannot be characterized as a Republic of Texas settlement. While the town was emerging in early 1845, Texas was well on its way to entering the Union, with annexation approved by the U.S. Congress in March 1845 and Texas formally admitted as a state in December. Jefferson was an American settlement whose origins were coterminus with the achievement of statehood by Texas. As a matter of coincidence, the first steamboat reached the emerging town during the same month that annexation was approved.

When the Louisiana Purchase took place in 1803, the western boundary between the United States and New Spain was uncertain.

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Something Approaching Enlightenment

Simon Winchester Lonely Planet ePub

Rolf Potts is the author of Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel. His travel writing has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, Salon.com, The Best American Travel Writing 2000 and numerous Lonely Planet anthologies. Though he keeps no permanent address, he tends to linger in Thailand, Argentina, rural Kansas and France, where he is the summertime writer-in-residence at the Paris American Academy. His online home is www.rolfpotts.com.

For weeks after returning from my ill-fated journey to the Indian Himalayan village of Kaza, I had difficulty explaining to people why I’d wanted to go there in the first place. Sometimes I’d claim it had something to do with the Dalai Lama – though someone would always point out, correctly, that the Dalai Lama lived in the Tibetan exile capital at Dharamsala, not in some obscure mountain outpost several days in the other direction.

I had no easy answer to this seeming discrepancy. Granted, the Dalai Lama was reputed to travel to Kaza once each summer – but I’d gone there in the winter. And while rumour had it that the Dalai Lama planned to spend his twilight years in a monastery just up the valley from Kaza, the famous Tibetan holy man was nowhere near retirement at the time of my visit. In the end, I suppose my decision to gain an understanding of the Dalai Lama by going where he didn’t live was grounded in a vague fear of disappointment – a fear that (as with other religious destinations I’d visited in India, such as Varanasi and Rishikesh) Dharamsala had become so popular with other Western travellers that any spiritual epiphanies I found there would feel forced and generic.

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CHAPTER EIGHT: FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION

Jill Bamburg Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

MISSION-DRIVEN VENTURES come in all different flavors: forprofit, nonprofit, hybrid, public, private, co-op, employee stock ownership programs (ESOPs), community development corporations (CDCs), and forms that have yet to be invented. Each has advantages and disadvantages, but any corporate form can support a mission focus—even the much-maligned public corporation.

I have found a fair amount of “form envy” on both sides of the nonprofit/for-profit divide. Nonprofit practitioners are envious of the access to capital that their for-profit colleagues enjoy. For-profit practitioners are jealous of the nonprofits’ tax-exempt status and access to donations. If you are starting from scratch, the critical question has to do with the long-term operating model for the business. If the goal is to get to breakeven or better on operating expenses, it probably makes sense to go the forprofit route because it offers more flexibility and access to capital. If you believe that your business model will always require some subsidization from donors, you probably need to set up the organization as a nonprofit. But that’s a bit of layman’s advice; an attorney needs to help you make the final determination.

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2 The Spanish Frontier, 1521–1821

Manuel G. Gonzales Indiana University Press ePub

On 12 July 1893, Frederick Jackson Turner (1861–1932), a young professor from Wisconsin, gave a scholarly presentation entitled “The Significance of the Frontier in American History” at the annual convention of the American Historical Association in Chicago. The most influential work ever written by a U.S. historian, this seminal essay proposed that the key to understanding the American people was to be found in their frontier experience, or, as he put it, “the existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward, explain American development.”1 A product of three hundred years of westward movement into an environment with immense resources but few people, exactly the opposite of Europe, the national character came to be characterized by a strong work ethic, rugged individualism, and an unflagging optimism. Yet the most profound legacy of this adventure into the wilderness was democracy. While he discovered many other character traits, not all of them flattering, it was Turner’s description of Americans as paladins of democracy that left a lasting impression; by the time of his death in 1932, the idea that “democracy was born on the frontier” had been elevated to an article of faith among his countrymen. A brilliant analysis of the American past, the Turner thesis soon became the dominant interpretation of the United States and what the nation stood for.

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Flipping the Classroom and Related Subjects

Hamid R. Arabnia, Azita Bahrami, Leonidas Deligiannidis, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, Fernando G. Tinetti (Editors) CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Frontiers in Education: CS and CE | FECS'15 |

211

The Coaching Role in the

Flipped Classroom Results of a Study: First Year College

Statistics

M. F Estabrooks

Red Deer College�

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada�

Abstract:

The proliferation of educational content on the internet continues unabated increasing by the hour exponentially. The benefits of this repository of information content are unquestionably profound and extremely useful to say the least. Yet the role and the degree to which this facility can be useful in a traditional educational setting may be questionable.

The author suggests that a blending of on-line content coupled with a classroom management scheme involving face to face interaction, student engagement scenarios as well as intervention t e c h n i q u e s would alleviate many of the difficulties associated strictly on line learning. Such strategies would provide greater personalization of the learning process with the instructor providing a coaching role with a focus on the individual learner.

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Towards a Service Migration Architecture for Service Availability

Kevin Daimi, Hamid R. Arabnia, Michael R. Grimaila, Kathy Liszka, George Markowsky, and Ashu, M. G. Solo CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Security and Management | SAM'13 |

325

Towards a Service Migration Architecture for Service

Availability

Yanjun Zuo

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA

Abstract - This paper presents our work-in-progress towards system architecture to support service migration in a devastating attack scenario. In our design, service migration is a security mechanism that transfers critical services from a compromised platform to other clean, healthy platforms. The architecture is to ensure that critical services will be continuously provided even the underlying platform has been damaged. Any system with the specified design can provide a level of guarantee that the critical services will be available in spite of malicious attacks and security incidents. We specify the components of such service migration-based system architecture and describe the functions of those components.

Keywords: Service migration, availability, critical service.

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architecture,

security,

Introduction

Software intensive systems have been increasingly used in many high security and high integrity settings, including financial services, national defense, and healthcare, to cite a few. Due to their ultimate importance, critical systems are often the targets of malicious attacks. Even the best-designed systems cannot guarantee that well-organized attacks would never be successful. Given their crucial missions, it is important that those systems have the ability to adapt to the operating environment and continuously provide essential services to users even part of the systems has been compromised. From an engineering perspective, welldesigned system architecture is the most fundamental factor in supporting a system’s security functions to resist malicious attacks and to mask system faults.

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Putting Followers First: The Role of Servant Leadership in Cases of Urban, Public School Principals

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

AIMEE LAPOINTE TEROSKY

MARIA C. REITANO

Putting Followers First

The Role of Servant Leadership in Cases of Urban, Public School Principals

ABSTRACT: In this article, we apply the theory of servant leadership to qualitative data of 18 urban, K-12 public school principals noted as instructional leaders. We found that servant leadership, enacted through a concern for teachers’ learning, growth, and well-being, guided the thoughts and actions of 83% of the participants. Grounded in Spears’ (2002) conceptual framework for servant leadership, we share participants’ cases exemplifying servant leadership by highlighting their perspectives and actions toward their followers (i.e., teachers/staff). In light of teacher turnover and dissatisfaction, we argue that servant leadership holds promise for the practice of leadership within the context of today’s schools.

KEY WORDS: Servant Leadership, Principals, Leadership, Teachers’ Professional Growth

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