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Shared Obliviousness in Family Systems
Shared Obliviousness in Family Systems (July 2009)
Paul C. Rosenblatt - Author

Introduces the concept of obliviousness to the consideration of family systems—what do families choose to ignore and why and how they do so.

The modern family is inundated with information and no family can attend to it all; families must set priorities and remain oblivious to much. Obliviousness is the intriguing subject of Paul C. Rosenblatt’s speculative and theoretical work. The hidden undersides o...(Read More)

 
 
Portable Communities
Portable Communities (October 2008)
The Social Dynamics of Online and Mobile Connectedness
Mary Chayko - Author

RUNNER-UP – 2009 Association for Humanist Sociology Book Award

Looks at the social implications of having constant access to others through cell phones, wireless computers, and other electronic devices.

“I blog, text, IM, email, and I don’t like to be without my cell phone or have to shut it off—even in a theater. Let’s put it this way, my ‘connections&r...(Read More)
 
 
Overcoming Modernity
Overcoming Modernity (June 2008)
Synchronicity and Image-Thinking
Yasuo Yuasa - Author
Shigenori Nagatomo - Translation and introduction by
John W. M. Krummel - Translator

These last writings by Japanese philosopher Yuasa engage both Western and Eastern thought to reconsider modernity and offer an alternative, more holistic paradigm.

In Overcoming Modernity, which contains the last writings from Yuasa, the prominent Japanese scholar reconsiders the modern Western paradigm of thinking and in its place proposes a more holistic worldview. A wide range of topics are examined,...(Read More)
 
 
A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery
A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery (May 2008)
When the Benefits Outweigh the Costs
Darlene K. Drummond - Author

The story of one African American woman’s decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery.

While gastric bypass surgery is often touted by the media as “the easy way out,” and American health care professionals increasingly endorse weight loss surgery for a population plagued by obesity and its complications, A Diary of Gastric Bypass Surgery discloses the sacrifices, suffering, and commitment r...(Read More)
 
 
The Anorexic Self
The Anorexic Self (May 2008)
A Personal, Political Analysis of a Diagnostic Discourse
Paula Saukko - Author

Critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on eating disorders.

Traditionally, women’s eating disorders are thought to be strongly influenced by media images idealizing a normative thin female body. Taking a different approach, The Anorexic Self critically examines diagnostic and popular discourses on anorexia that construct narrow and ideal notions of the female self. Paula Saukko analyzes ...(Read More)
 
 
Understanding Gregory Bateson
Understanding Gregory Bateson (May 2008)
Mind, Beauty, and the Sacred Earth
Noel G. Charlton - Author

Introduction to Gregory Bateson’s unique perspective on the relationship of humanity to the natural world.

Gregory Bateson (1904–1980), anthropologist, psychologist, systems thinker, student of animal communication, and insightful environmentalist, was one of the most important holistic thinkers of the twentieth century. Noel G. Charlton offers this first truly accessible introduction to Bateson&rsquo...(Read More)
 
 
The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought
The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought (February 2008)
Harold Coward - Author

Explores the issue of the perfectibility of nature in philosophy, psychology, and a variety of world religions.

How perfectible is human nature as understood in Eastern and Western philosophy, psychology, and religion? Harold Coward examines some of the very different answers to this question. He poses that in Western thought, including philosophy, psychology, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, human nature is ...(Read More)
 
 
Taking America Off Drugs
Taking America Off Drugs (August 2007)
Why Behavioral Therapy is More Effective for Treating ADHD, OCD, Depression, and Other Psychological Problems
Stephen Ray Flora - Author

Argues for the superiority of behavioral treatments over drug therapies for psychological problems.

In this highly provocative book, Stephen Ray Flora maintains that we have been deceived into believing that whatever one’s psychological problem—from anxiety, anorexia, bulimia, depression, phobias, sleeping and sexual difficulties to schizophrenia—there is a drug to cure us. In contrast, he argues ...(Read More)
 
 
The Empathic Ground
The Empathic Ground (August 2007)
Intersubjectivity and Nonduality in the Psychotherapeutic Process
Judith Blackstone - Author

Brings Asian theories of consciousness into dialogue with Western psychotherapeutic practices.

The Empathic Ground explores the experience of nondual consciousness as the basis of human connection, and describes its importance for psychological healing. It looks at the therapeutic relationship from the perspectives of psychoanalytic intersubjectivity theory and Asian nondual philosophy, finding practical meet...(Read More)
 
 
Crucified with Christ
Crucified with Christ (July 2007)
Meditations on the Passion, Mystical Death, and the Medieval Invention of Psychotherapy
Dan Merkur - Author

Delineates how medieval meditation on the passion of Christ was intended to transform personality—a practice with affinity for the goals of modern psychotherapy.

Crucified with Christ offers a fascinating study of the psychoanalytic character of medieval meditation. Most meditation practitioners imagined themselves in the place of an eyewitness to the passion; however, some, including Bernard of ...(Read More)

 
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