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CHAPTER ONE: The search for a voice

Miller, Juliet Karnac Books ePub

“Women have been in darkness for centuries. They don't know themselves. Or only poorly. And when women write, they translate this darkness. . .. The writing of women is really translating from the unknown, like a new way of communicating, rather than an already formed language”

(Duras, 1975)

Alife lived creatively comes in many forms, from the day to day pleasures taken in the rhythms and changes of inner and outer worlds to the artistically creative person who needs to create and make things as both a journey of discovery and a reason for living. The former may entail a creative capacity to simply be and let go of the pressures and demands of modern life. The latter is initially a more active state requiring an engagement with creative energies and drives. It is the ways in which some women find it difficult to relate to these creative drives that I shall be writing about. In this chapter I give an overview and look at how the areas of symbolism, language, and patriarchy affect women's abilities to express themselves creatively, and how fear and rage may dominate when they are attempting to find their own voice.

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CHAPTER NINE: The analyst: On “The metapsychology of the analyst”

Schafer, Roy Karnac Books ePub

In this essay of 1942, Robert Fliess takes an early, historically significant step toward defining the part played in the psychoanalytic process by the analyst's personality. In his key move, Fliess deconstructs the concept empathy: he proposes that the ego enters into the analysand's subjective experience through trial identification, achieved and processed in a series of steps, and that this identification is effected by the analyst's work ego. That transformed ego is the product of modified ego-superego relations that involve the superego's transfer to the ego of the cathexes reserved for critical self-evaluation; this transfer allows the ego to develop and regulate trial identifications with analysands’ passions and conflicts.

The superego's collaboration with the ego is its permissive response to the ego's having set aside its other narcissistically cathected interests so that it can fulfill its professional and scientific responsibilities. Fliess assiduously situates and articulates his main concepts within the three established metapsychological perspectives: the dynamic, the structural, and the psychoeconomic.

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10 Sixty Further Steps to Cut Costs in All Areas of Your Business

Ludy, Perry J Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

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Sixty Further Steps to Cut Costs in All Areas of Your Business

This chapter will address cost-cutting approaches to this remaining 60%—those areas that are waiting to be discovered but are often ignored.

The need for uncovering these hidden profits became apparent to me during an extended business trip in 1997. I was fortunate to be one of three executives who helped to sell our corporation via a strategic initiative in the capital market. The process was the most challenging that I have been a part of to-date in my career. We stayed at the Grand Hyatt New York for about three months until the transaction was complete.

It was during this time that I first began to consider writing this book. We presented for numerous hours to arguably some of the best deal-makers on Wall Street. Yet they continued to probe deeper, searching for some silver bullet to account for our dramatic cash-flow improvement that occurred in just over a twoyear period. It was then that I realized that Profit Building is a unique process. There was no silver bullet, only the process that

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14. SHARE EXPERIENCES

Foster, Jack Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

When people experience something together, they share a common memory, a common insight, a common wisdom. The more of these commonalties they share, the easier it is for them to work together, for they develop a language of common experience, a language they start using when coming up with ideas:

“Remember what George said about thinking out of the box? Maybe we’re in one now. Let’s get out of it.”

“Let’s try reversing the definition.”

“Let’s build a benefit pyramid.”

“Ah, that’s just what Dr. Bronowski was talking about — how we have to look for unexpected likenesses.”

As an ideaist, you must make sure the people you work with have experiences to share.

Never send any person alone to any outside conference or workshop. And when they return, make sure they report to those who didn’t attend.

The first Wednesday of every month, get someone to come in at lunchtime and talk to your entire company. Shut the place down. Bring in food. Hire temps to handle the phones. Make it an event — something people will look forward to.

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Chapter 4 “I was acting the fool kid”

Bob Alexander University of North Texas Press PDF

Chapter 4

“I was acting the fool kid”

The Company D boys detailed as part of Major Jones’ escort would have a whopping good story to tell upon returning to Menardville, the company’s headquarters station.1 Though they may not have mixed it up with vengeful Kiowas that summer, the main body of Company

D rangers had not been idle. Numerous were the gut-wrenching days each spent forked in the saddle scouting for Indian trails under the commands of Lieutenants Ledbetter and Roberts, and even Captain

Perry himself.2 The Company D fellows would, however, have big news of their very own to share when the escort detachment worked its way back through the section during its next stopover. The month of July 1874 would mark a first for the Frontier Battalion’s Company D: They would make arrests. Their law enforcing career as Texas

Rangers had been set in motion. Not all of the Company D rangers would find it agreeable or personally rewarding work.

On July 29 at Menardville, Captain Perry with a ten-man ranger squadron “aided the Civil Authorities….in bringing Felix

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Chapter 3: Establishing A Virtual Project Management Office

Gordon, Robert L. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Once the business case has been approved, the hard work of setting up the virtual PMO begins. The new leadership of the VPMO must understand what the VPMO is to be and do and must develop an implementation strategy. This chapter will guide the reader through establishing a VPMO at the corporate level, though the same advice applies to establishing a VPMO at any level of a company.

The new VPMO leaders probably have a lot on their minds and are feeling overwhelmed. The new endeavor must be viewed as a project and run as a project, which will help everyone involved understand its goals. The leaders should begin by holding a kickoff meeting with all involved parties, especially the sponsor, to ensure that nothing has changed since the business case was approved, assign and clarify roles and responsibilities, ensure business leaders understand the VPMO’s role, and so forth.

Also at the outset, leaders should strive to determine the type of organizational change management process that the VPMO will require. Organizational change management may be minimal for a standalone VPMO, but a VPMO that extends throughout the corporation or organization may require an extensive organizational change management program (see Chapter 5 for more information on change management).

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17. Holocaust Denial and the Image of the Jew, or: “They Boycott Auschwitz as an Israeli Product” \ Dina Porat

Alvin H Rosenfeld Indiana University Press ePub

Dina Porat

The image of the Jew depicted by Holocaust deniers since the Second World War raises numerous issues, including these two: (1) can this image change once circumstances themselves change? And (2), if so—is the denial of the Holocaust the deniers’ final goal, or is it the perpetuation of a certain, always negative image of the Jew?

Hard-core Holocaust denial, which reached its heyday in the 1980s and the 1990s, created a certain image of the “Jew,” as Brian Klug put it when he tried to define the distinction between Jews and a “Jew.”1 He argued that antisemitism “is best defined not by an attitude toward Jews but by a definition of a ‘Jew,’ ” and that antisemitism is “the process of turning Jews into a ‘Jew.’ ” His distinction is equally relevant to both the “Jew” in the singular and “Jews” in the plural, because in both cases the quotation marks turn the Jew/Jews into an idea, a symbol, a stereotype, in which each individual is meant to represent his people at large as a collectivity, and both cease to be recognized as part of reality. The process of turning individuals and a people into “Jew/Jews” is at the heart of the following discussion.

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The Real Self

Edited by Karen A. Waldron, Janice H. Brazil, and Laura M. Labatt University of North Texas Press PDF

the real self

Eric Liddell, the famed Scottish missionary and runner, equated faith to running a race, reflecting that the power to see the race to its end comes from within. Indeed, our greatest potential and confidence may emerge from putting one foot forward at a time to take life’s risks. In the following essays and poems, we read of the “truth-telling” self (Muskie, 2000), the real or inner self of women that allows them to be courageous one step at a time in the face of overwhelming obstacles.

In “When I am Asked,” Valerie Bridgeman Davis delves into her reserves

“To reclaim the stolen esteem / And broken spirit of my offspring,” pouring herself into raising strong black men amidst racism and social hostility.

Bridgeman Davis knows that they are society’s future and wants her sons’ first response “to every adversity” to “be a straight back / And a stiffened will.”

Similarly, Joan Loveridge-Sanbonmatsu faces negativity in raising “warrior” sons. In her poems “Enroute From Japan” and “Two Warriors,”she writes about nurturing her sons in a world where prejudice abounds. “Prejudice, in an instant, / is perceived. / Prejudice, like the trailing jellyfish tentacle / stings like a sea wasp / injecting toxic, paralyzing threads into its victim.” LoveridgeSanbonmatsu knows, as Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, that “to be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment,” and creates sons “strong enough to ward off blows.”

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Chapter Twenty. Aristotle’s Critique of the Platonic Chorismos Thesis and the Possibility of a Theoretical Logistic

Burt C. Hopkins Indiana University Press ePub

According to Klein, “the obvious point of departure for the Aristotelian criticism of the Platonic school is the ontological standing attributed by them to the mathematical realm, in particular, to the definite amounts of pure units” (95/100). As we have seen, this standing is based in the “exemplary μθημα character of mathematical objects, their undeniably pure noetic quality, their ‘indifference’ with regard to sensuously perceivable things,” all of which the Platonic chorismos thesis takes “to indicate directly the possibility of the existence of noetic structures which are independent and ‘detached,’ i.e., separated from, all that is somatic.” On Klein’s view, however, Aristotle’s critique questions neither “mathematical science itself” nor the fact that “mathematical inquiry has a special field of objects, as, for example, arithmetic has the field of pure monads (cf. Posterior Analytics A 10, 76 b 4 f.).” Rather, he contends that Aristotle is “concerned with proving the Platonic conception of the mode of being of mathematical objects false, ‘so that our controversy will be not about their being but its mode’ (. . . Metaphysics M 1, 1076 a 36 f.).”

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5 The Pattern of Conflict

The Arbiner Institute Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

“Actually,” Avi said, “when our hearts are at war, we not only invite failure, we invest in it. Let me give you an example.

“One Saturday,” he began, “I returned home at about 5:45 p.m., just fifteen minutes before I was to meet a friend for tennis. Problem was, I had also promised my wife, Hannah, that I would mow the lawn.”

There were a few knowing chuckles around the room.

“Well, I raced to the garage, pulled out the lawn mower, and mowed it in a sprint. I then ran back into the house to get dressed for tennis. As I raced past Hannah toward the stairs, I mumbled that I was going to meet my friend Paul for a game of tennis. I was just about to the stairs when Hannah called after me, ‘Are you going to edge?’

“I stopped in my tracks. ‘It doesn’t need edging,’ I said. ‘Not this time.’

“‘I think it does,’ she said.

“‘Oh come on,’ I objected. ‘No one is going to pass our house and say, “Look, Marge, the Rozens didn’t edge!” It isn’t going to happen!’ This didn’t sway her in the least, so I added, ‘Besides, I ran the wheels of the mower up on the cement as I cut around the edges. It looks fine.’

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13. The Israeli Scene: Political Criticism and the Politics of Anti-Zionism \ Ilan Avisar

Alvin H Rosenfeld Indiana University Press ePub

Ilan Avisar

One of the greatest ironies of modern Jewish history is that Zionism was considered to be the remedy to the malaise of antisemitism, and today Israel has become the main focus of contemporary antisemitism. Herzl and Pinsker did not simply envision the establishment of a Jewish state to function as a safe shelter from threats and persecutions. The thrust of Zionist thinking was to eliminate the causes of modern antisemitism by obtaining sovereignty, territorial independence, a return to the ancient homeland, a distinct culture, and normalization of the Jewish historical situation so that Jews would be seen as equal members in the family of nations. In the first three decades of Israel’s existence, Western guilt over the tragedy of the Holocaust and the young state’s own significant achievements, including inspiring military victories over its many enemies, elicited widespread sympathy and respect. And yet, Israel is today the principal focus of antisemitic sentiments and activities. To complicate the irony of history, Israelis themselves have some role in the perpetuation and incitement of contemporary anti-Zionist antisemitism.

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10 Structural Insight into the Mechanisms of Action of Antimicrobial Peptides and Structure-based Design

Wang, G. CABI PDF

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Structural Insight into the Mechanisms of Action of Antimicrobial Peptides and Structure-based Design

Guangshun Wang*

Department of Pathology and Microbiology, College of Medicine,

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-6495, USA

Abstract

Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are important innate immune molecules that mainly target bacterial membranes, but can also inhibit non-membrane targets such as DNA and ribosomes. Structural studies of AMPs can provide valuable insight into the mechanism of action. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy plays a major role in structural determination of AMPs in membrane-mimetic environments, while

X-ray crystallography is the dominant technology for solving the structures of large complexes between AMPs and their targets.

Various structural scaffolds have been found and can be classified into four

­families: α-helices, β-sheets, a mixture of

αβ-structures and non-αβ structures (Wang,

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Chapter Four - What can be Done if the Mind does not Develop? Encountering Bi-Dimensionality and Absence of Meaning While Working with Child and Adolescent Psychotics

Bertolini, Roberto Karnac Books ePub

Introduction

In the course of our work as psychoanalysts of children and adolescents, we have found that in recent years there has been a steady increase in the number of psychotic patients suffering from serious delay in the structuring of their personality, with peculiar character traits and social and intellectual limitations mainly due to a failure to enter a three-dimensional world in their mental life rather than with a state of confusion in their sense of identity. Their internal world was flat, populated with few fragmented and degraded objects with no emotional light. Their relationship with others and with the emotions they give rise to was based mainly on automatic mechanisms of consent or dissent, or on mechanisms of avoidance and closure of an autistic type.

By automatic consent we mean all adhesive ways of relating to others (adhesive identification, adhesive behaviour, adhesive learning); by automatic dissent we mean all negativistic ways of relating to others (negative identification, behaving in the opposite way to that expected such as by laughing when crying or being frightened is expected, or spitting out when drinking is in order, or by saying words with their syllables reversed).

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Chapter 6 - The Bow and the Baton

Anshel Brusilow and Robin Underdahl University of North Texas Press ePub

WHEN ORMANDY ENTERTAINED VIPS in his dressing room, he often invited me to join them. Sometimes reporters were around and pictures were snapped. When we were photographed standing next to each other, I used to lean down so our faces were close together and the height difference was minimized. Sometimes he whispered, “Thanks.” I was only five inches taller, but to him every inch seemed to be a foot.

A number of times in these situations, he introduced me as his successor. Eventually, someone told someone who told a reporter. Specifically, someone told The Evening Bulletin's columnist Frank Brookhouser. In his “Man on the Town” column, Brookhouser stated that rumors were abroad that I would succeed Ormandy when he retires.

Clueless, I arrived at rehearsal the next morning.

“He wants to see you,” my colleagues said.

I went to his office.

“Shut the door.”

I did.

He was pacing. “When did you talk to Frank Brookhouser?”

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3. Playmates

Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe University of North Texas Press PDF

Playmates

Sam’s preschool room was pleasant enough. One wall was lined with windows. The teacher, Mrs. Vargas, had a computer in the corner with a few games that taught the alphabet, math concepts, and counting. She seldom let Sam or the other eight children, all boys, use the computer. I could tell that Nick had

Down’s syndrome and Max had cerebral palsy. I couldn’t tell what the other children’s disabilities were. I didn’t ask because

I’d recently learned another one of the California Rules of Special Education Order: We Don’t Label A Child. They put the policy in place, ostensibly, because labels impose artificial limits upon children.

Mrs. Vargas was excited about the new, whole-language method of readying children for reading. She read books like

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? to the boys each day as they sat on carpet squares in a circle around her. She bought editions with pages as big as movie posters, and pointed to the giant-print words as she read them. Some of the books dwarfed Russell and John, the smallest boys in the class. Maybe they were preemies, I thought.

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