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2. History Growling at the Door: Horror and Naturalism

Marcia Landy Indiana University Press ePub

The originary world . . . is thus a world of a very special kind of violence (in certain respects, it is the radical evil); but it has the merit of causing an originary image of time to rise, with the beginning, the end, and the slope, all the cruelty of Chronos.

This is naturalism. It is not opposed to realism, but on the contrary accentuates its features by extending them in an idiosyncratic surrealism.

—Deleuze (1986, 124)

If the action-image is largely characterized by interaction of perception, affect, and agency to generate belief in ethical action, it remains burdened by inherited forms of social and cinematic history that reveal them as inadequate to address political and aesthetic crises. In Deleuze’s examination of the multifaceted responses to what he has termed a crisis, he identifies films that present altered landscapes and characters who are missing from themselves and other characters who are symptomatic of their bearing the burdens of the immediate past and the uncertainties of the present and future.

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Appendix D Sources for Higher-Level-Cognitive-Demand Tasks

Kanold-McIntyre, Jessica Solution Tree Press ePub

APPENDIX D

Sources for Higher-Level-Cognitive-Demand Tasks

Common Core Conversation

www.commoncoreconversation.com/math-resources.html

Common Core Conversation is a collection of more than fifty free website resources for the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and ELA.

EngageNY Mathematics

www.engageny.org/mathematics

The site features curriculum modules from the state of New York that include sample assessment tasks, deep resources, and exemplars for grades preK–12.

Howard County Public School System Secondary Mathematics Common Core

https://secondarymathcommoncore.wikispaces.hcpss.org

This site is a sample wiki for a district K–12 mathematics curriculum.

Illustrative Mathematics

www.illustrativemathematics.org

The main goal of this project is to provide guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students will experience upon implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics.

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8 Apply the Law of Three

Tracy, Brian Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Three core tasks that you perform contain most of the value that you contribute to your business or organization. Your ability to accurately identify these three key tasks and then to focus on them most of the time is essential for you to perform at your best. Let me tell you a true story.

Three months after her first full-day coaching session with me in San Diego, Cynthia told the group a story: “When I came here ninety days ago, you claimed that you would show me how to double my income and my time off within twelve months. This sounded completely unrealistic, but I was willing to give it a try.

“On the first day, you asked me to write down a list of everything that I did over the course of a week or a month. I came up with seventeen tasks that I was responsible for. My problem was that I was completely overwhelmed with work. I was working ten to twelve hours per day, six days per week, and not spending enough time with my husband and my two young children. But I didn’t see any way out.

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7. The concept of transitional schemas

Hamilton, Victoria Karnac Books ePub

Between the two stages of development named after the two great myths of psychoanalysis, Narcissus and Oedipus, I posit a transitional stage - a stage characterised, as you might expect, by the use of transitional objects and the emergence of transitional phenomena. According to my interpretation, the myth of Narcissus and Echo illustrates a relationship of synchrony, undiffer-entiation and mutual illusion; the Oedipus Rex dramatises various conflicts related to individuation, agency, responsibility and knowledge. During the first stage of development, the mystery for both partners is to join in the dance;1 during the second stage, each partner must solve the problem of disjunction that is part of the riddle of life. Oedipus’ task is to clear away the delusions in which he was all too happily enmeshed before he consulted the Oracle. By his answer to the riddle of the sphinx, Oedipus “becomes a man’ who walks on his own two feet. In the tragic myth of Narcissus and Echo, echoing and mirroring synchrony is achieved at the expense of mutuality and dialogue. Oedipus’ journey from Corinth to Thebes ends in tragedy because he is implicated in two dramas, adoption and incest, which bring his project to no avail. In the play,2 Sophocles’ use of both themes makes nonsense of the notions of adult intentionality and responsibility which, in the play, the character of Oedipus portrays. Tragedy reaches an excess when the mother, who discarded her offspring on the barren hiUside, gives willing entry to his seed, and when the son, whose father practised philocide, commits parricide.

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CHAPTER ONE: The clinical picture

West, Marcus Karnac Books ePub

Introduction

An outline of the theoretical picture having been given in the Introduction, this chapter first describes the analysis of a patient, whom I will call Rachel, with whom the themes in this book began to take more substantial shape for me. The chapter then introduces theory relevant to the clinical picture, and outlines the identity-affect model, before returning to complete the clinical narrative, drawing together the theoretical and clinical threads.

Rachel's analysis was far from a model one. It represents, in part, the story of my analytic development from inexperience, struggling with boundary issues, and trying to come to grips with this kind of clinical situation, to a more developed analytic attitude. The “errors” were crucial to the generation of the model developed herein and tell us, I believe, much that is important about the nature and functioning of the psyche.

Clinical outline

I had been seeing Rachel four times a week for about six years and, despite my best efforts, things were not going well. Rachel had originally sought analysis to help her deal with her many fears and anxieties: she felt she had no substance or resources in herself, she was powerfully reliant on others, and feared she would not survive in the world. She was frightened that she would black out in public and had done so on at least one occasion.

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Classical Period

Maurice Hinson Indiana University Press ePub

 

This section is divided into multiple groupings, each arranged alphabetically by title. Anthologies and collections grouped into historical periods include music from different countries written over one to three centuries. The “Tombeaux, Hommages” section catalogs those collections written in honor of a composer. The last and largest category consists of collections of various nationalities, sometimes divided into pre-twentieth century and twentieth century. The “Bach” section (under “German”) lists collections which include music by more than one member of the Bach family. Single-composer collections are listed under the composer's name in the main part of the book.

Initial articles and Arabic numerals (A, An, Das, Der, I, Le, Les, The, 15, 24, 30) are ignored in alphabetization. Composers’ names are given in the spelling used in the collection being described. The Title Index of Anthologies and Collections at the end of the volume lists all the collections in one alphabetic sequence. Only dates for composers not included earlier are included here.

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The Care and Feeding of Peacocks: A Penguin’s Guide

Gallagher, BJ Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

The Care and Feeding of Peacocks:

A Penguin’s Guide

Peter Drucker, probably the most respected of all management consultants, says that organizations need two kinds of people — they need bureaucrats… and they need lunatics! Bureaucrats keep the system running in an orderly fashion, while lunatics challenge the system with innovation and new ideas.

We call them penguins and peacocks. We need some penguins in our organizations as a conservative force, to maintain tradition, to provide institutional memory and keep us from repeating the past, and to provide some stability in the face of constant change. Penguins make sure that all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed.

At the same time, we need peacocks in our organizations to provide creativity and new thinking. Innovation and breakthroughs almost never come from the penguins — breakthroughs always come from the peacocks, those outside the mainstream. Peacocks and other exotic birds are the ones who see things from different perspectives, who are always looking for the new angle, and they are outside the mainstream of tradition and predictability.

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7 I AM FEELING VERY OLYMPIC TODAY. HOW ABOUT YOU?: The influence of the situation on multiculturals and innovation

Thomas, David Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Sometimes the importance of the situation is the overriding influence on the behavior of multiculturals and on the creative process. The quotation in the chapter title is from Sanka Coffie (played by Doug E. Doug), the brakeman of the world’s first Jamaican bobsled team, depicted in the 1993 movie Cool Runnings. Despite having no experience in the Olympics, he was expressing his feelings of an Olympic identity when he and his teammates were qualifying for the Calgary Winter Olympic Games. Sanka’s expression suggests the powerful influence that a strong situational context can have on the way people feel, think, and act.

In July 1961 a series of experiments showed just how powerful the situation can be.

Forty men solicited by direct mail and a newspaper ad were paid to participate in a laboratory experiment at Yale University. Participants were ordered by an administrator (a role played by a 31-year-old high school teacher dressed in a gray lab coat) to administer an electric shock to a victim (another role, played by a 47-year-old accountant who had been trained to respond systematically) who was bound to an electric chair in another room. The justification for administration of the shock was a cover story about studying the effects of punishment on learning. A simulated generator was used that had 30 marked voltage levels ranging from 15 to 450 volts, with labels ranging from “Slight Shock” to “Danger: Severe Shock.” A number of steps were taken to convince the participants of the realism of the situation. The participant was instructed to administer increasingly higher levels of shock each time the victim (learner) gave a wrong answer to a series of questions, even to the point of reaching the level marked “Danger: Severe Shock.” As the experiment proceeded, some participants showed resistance and were encouraged by the administrator with “Please continue,” “The experiment requires you to continue,” “It is absolutely essential that you continue,” and finally “You have no choice, you must go on.” All 40 participants administered shocks at the 300-volt mark, at which point the victim could be heard to pound the wall of the room in which he was bound to the electric chair. He no longer responded to questions after this time. Five participants refused to go on beyond this point, and four more administered only one more shock. Although obedient participants continued, they often did so under extreme stress. They were observed to sweat, tremble, stutter, bite their lips, groan, and dig their fingernails into their skin. Despite their reluctance 26 of the 40 participants proceeded to punish the victim until they reached the most powerful shock available on the generator!1

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Two: Getting in Touch with the Spirits: The First Discoveries

Felicitas D. Goodman Indiana University Press ePub

In the Protestant Christian tradition in which I was raised, it was held that the only way in which a human could communicate with the beings inhabiting the alternate reality was by prayer. But in the view of the vast majority of other traditions, speech, as the mode of communication of ordinary reality, is singularly unsuited for this purpose. It is but a hardly audible knock on the very thick wall separating humans from the spirit realm. In fact, humans have to make a truly heroic effort to be noticed on the other side. Merely talking, falling into a worshipful mood, feeling “transcendent,” “numinous,” or “oceanic,” or whatever other pompous words are listed in the dictionary, simply will not do. Instead humans, if they have the urgent necessity or desire to squeeze through the chinks in that wall, need to change the very functioning of their bodies in the most radical way. The term summarizing these changes is religious trance, one of a large group of altered states of consciousness of which humans are capable. It is termed religious because observation shows that it is the one occurring in religious context, that is, when contact is made with the alternate, the sacred, reality. (For the problem of defining “religion,” see Goodman 1988.)

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CHAPTER THREE: Incest: the crushed fantasy

Karnac Books ePub

Monique Cournut-Janin

In the beginning was the act, and the act was murder and incest. Psychoanalysis acknowledges how important these are for the Unconscious. Any civilizing influence or attempt at processing them mentally tends to end up in repression; yet they are still present in the life of each individual as in society itself, and they carry threats of destruction. Gang rapes are not incestuous … but can we be sure that, in the unconscious of those who perpetrate them, this is really the case?

In this paper, I shall concentrate on parent-child incest, leaving to one side any discussion of brother-sister incest—even though the latter easily lends itself not only to displacing and inflecting the prohibition but also to toning it down, since it does not transgress the difference between generations. I shall therefore give up any thought of wandering along the banks of the River Nile, following Isis as she tries to gather together the pieces of her husband and brother, Osiris. A fecund incest, that one, since from Horus, their divine son, the first of the Pharaohs was born …

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CHAPTER NINE: Reflecting processes and reflective functioning: shared concerns and challenges in systemic and psychoanalytic therapeutic practice

Flaskas, Carmel; Pocock, David Karnac Books ePub

Mary Donovan

Historically systemic psychotherapy evolved in contexts of making sense of the difficulties of families and individuals H not readily amenable to a classical psychoanalytic, insight-orientated approach. They sought relief for their suffering, but did not necessarily view the interpretation of intrapsychic conflict as part of this focus. Over the years, systemic family therapy has constructed an impressive repertoire of alternative styles of practice for engaging and helping people to develop their capacity to stand back and reflect on their presenting difficulties as part of the change process. Circular and reflexive questioning, as well as reflecting teams, are notable examples of this rich legacy (e.g., Andersen, 1990; Brown, 1997; Tomm, 1987a,b).

Contemporary psychoanalysis demonstrates a similar preoccupation with exploring ways of engaging and working with people not readily responsive to a traditional interpretive approach. “We no longer practice in an era in which interpretation is viewed as the exclusive therapeutic arrow in the analyst's quiver” (Gabbard & Weston, 2003, p. 823). In psychoanalytic discourse, Fonagy and Target's theory of mentalization or reflective functioning (e.g., Fonagy & Target, 1996, 2003; Fonagy, Moran, Edgcumbe, Kennedy, & Target,1993; Fonagy, Steele, Moran, Steele, & Higgitt, 1991) is a notable example of this project to broaden the repertoire of psychoanalytic practice. This chapter explores shared ground between systemic and psychoanalytic orientations that this highlights, and specifically teases out connections between the systemic perspective on reflex-ivity and reflecting processes and the psychoanalytic perspective on reflective functioning. It concludes that the truly innovative nature of integrative thinking across the different therapeutic orientations is most clearly demonstrated in the endeavour to increase the range of those engaged and helped by psychotherapy.

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Chapter 2: Missing the Gorilla: Why We See People as Objects

White, Kimberly Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

WHY WE SEE PEOPLE AS OBJECTS

I returned home from my third research trip with tremendous reluctance; I knew what I was going back to, and I didn’t think I could face it again. I sat in the car, looking at our tiny apartment through a dreary, unenthusiastic rain. I did not want to go in to my unappreciative, feckless husband or my quarrelsome children, who whined and complained through the homework and chores I had to make them do. I did not want to go in and pretend that I was happy to be home, when in reality I had been far happier away.

The simple truth is that I was miserable at home. Miserable and disappointed and trapped in a way that I think is familiar to many people: I felt oppressed and restricted because I was surrounded by people who, one way or another, had let me down. Acknowledging this feeling is important because it is precisely what we want to shift out of.

For me, it wasn’t that I didn’t love my family—all of them. It was just that I didn’t feel happy around them. I felt burdened and overwhelmed. And I realized, sitting there, that much of the burden came from the feeling that I was under a microscope. If I got cranky (because I saw how much laundry had piled up or my flight got in very late) and snapped at my husband, he would immediately fight back with something hurtful. If I raised my voice at my son who never put his dishes away, he would roll his eyes scornfully and say “Don’t freak out,” and no one would take my side.

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CHAPTER EIGHT. Gratitude and grateitude

Berke, Joseph H. Karnac Books ePub

Until this moment, I have been discussing the negative, hateful aspects of human nature: envy, greed, jealousy, and narcissism. But, as I have also shown, these experiences are constantly opposed by positive feelings of love, all the more so within the framework of gratitude, generosity, and compassion. In this chapter I will focus on deep appreciation, namely the complex thoughts, emotions, and actions that comprise gratitude. Afterwards I will explore the converse of gratitude, not simply ingratitude, which is another form of envy, but “grateitude”, a new term I have coined to denote a contrary state which includes envy, narcissistic pain, and active, aggressive reactions.

A sense of gratitude begins with, but is not the same as a state of gratification. The latter is a basic response to the good breast, whether mother’s warm soft body, or feeding, or food. In response, we can say that the recipient of such care, a baby or child, feels full and happy. But more than being happy, gratification initiates a blissful merging with the breast and a basic outpouring of love towards whoever provides life-sustaining nourishment (Klein, 1957, op. cit., p. 18).

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Famley Problum

Eddie Stimpson, Jr. University of North Texas Press PDF

Farnley Problurn

All that have been said and did, what I have talk about was the good and some bad about my family living on the farm.

Thing did not go to well with Mom and Dad. He was a man that like women. And I think it was from the Stimpson genes.

It has been said that the Stimpsons were highly sexually attractive. Only those who are knows. All of the thing Dad did, he was still a very good provider, he work six and a half and seven day a week. He was not book educated, but he sure did no the farming and all way made good crops.

Also, out of all the arguing Dad and Mom had, he never raise his hand to hit her-even the time she and I walk five miles leaving Bessie Lee and Ruth home. We went to the house where Dad was visiting a woman. We peep in the window. The woman was sitting in Dad lap. Mom kick the door down. The woman ran out the back door and Dad got up and stroll on out to the car, Mother and I behind him. Whin we got back home

Mom jump out of the car, run into the house, got the shot gun and as Dad come in the door she raise the gun to shoot him, and Ruth and Bessie Lee standing beside her jump and swung down on the barrel. Without Ruth and Bessie Lee, Dad would have been shot gun dead, but all the shots went into the floor.

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Shame

Symington, Neville Karnac Books ePub

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