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Meaning-Making, Internalized Racism, and African American Identity
Meaning-Making, Internalized Racism, and African American Identity (October 2016)
Jas M. Sullivan - Editor
William E. Cross Jr. - Editor

Presents research on how variations in African Americans’ racial self-concept affects meaning-making and internalized oppression.

Focusing on the broad range of attitudes Black people employ to make sense of their Blackness, this volume offers the latest research on racial identity. The first section explores meaning-making, or the importance of holding one type of racial-cultural identity as compared to ...(Read More)
Depression and Narrative
Depression and Narrative (October 2008)
Telling the Dark
Hilary Clark - Edited, introduction, and notes

How the story of depression gets told in print, on screen, and online.

Depression and Narrative examines stories of depression in the context of recent scholarship on illness and narrative, which up to this point has largely focused on physical illness and disability. Contributors from a number of disciplinary perspectives address these narrative accounts of depression, by both sufferers and those who tre...(Read More)
Confronting Evil
Confronting Evil (April 2004)
Two Journeys
Fred Emil Katz - Author

Using insights from behavioral science, a Holocaust survivor explores how evil actions can seem "moral" to the perpetrators and how we must alter our thinking to prevent this.

Confronting Evil describes Fred Emil Katz's two journeys in response to surviving the Holocaust. One journey is that of a survivor who tries to come to terms with his own survival, and who must cope with survival guilt as well as t...(Read More)
Beyond Friendship and Eros
Beyond Friendship and Eros (July 2001)
Unrecognized Relationships between Men and Women
John R. Scudder Jr. - Author
Anne H. Bishop - Author

Explores deep intimate personal relationships between men and women.

Culminating a twenty-year personal and scholarly quest, the authors explore the phenomenon of loving relationships (minus the sexual attraction) between men and women. They articulate these relationships as dialogical love in which partners respond to each other's presence personally rather than categorically as friend or lover. In a society whe...(Read More)
If Life Is a Game, How Come I'm Not Having Fun?
If Life Is a Game, How Come I'm Not Having Fun? (April 2001)
A Guide to Life's Challenges
Paul Brenner - Author

Advocates applying a spirit of play to everyday life.

In this lively and enlightening book, Paul Brenner suggests that treating life's events and everyday activities as a game would lead to a more socially functional and effective society. Through compelling suggestions and dynamic anecdotes, he conceptualizes all our economic, political, social, and spiritual pursuits in terms of role-play, and demonstrates the ...(Read More)
Freud, Psychoanalysis, Social Theory
Freud, Psychoanalysis, Social Theory (December 2000)
The Unfulfilled Promise
Fred Weinstein - Author

Discusses the reasons for the decline of the cultural influence of psychoanalysis.

Freud, Psychoanalysis, Social Theory explores the parallel decline of psychoanalysis which, as psychoanalysts themselves testify, has lost its position as a vital source for innovative cultural analysis and critique, and mainstream social science, which has for methodological reasons similarly abandoned larger interpretive goals. Theory in all do...(Read More)
Who Is My Neighbor?
Who Is My Neighbor? (September 1999)
Social Affinity in a Modern World
James A. Vela-McConnell - Author

Points the way toward a world in which we might feel more connected to and responsible for each other.

In a world which often is labeled a "global village," who exactly is our neighbor? Who is My Neighbor? explores the emergence of what is called "social affinity," a concept bridging classical notions of social cohesion with contemporary social psychology. The ideas underlying social affinity focus on the...(Read More)
Dialogue, Conflict Resolution, and Change
Dialogue, Conflict Resolution, and Change (May 1999)
Arab-Jewish Encounters in Israel
Mohammed Abu-Nimer - Author

"In his in-depth examination of intervention models in Israel, Abu-Nimer provides a fresh insight into the important role of dialogue in conflict resolution. This comprehensive study will not only serve as a useful guide for future Arab-Israeli dialogues, but also a framework for other citizen diplomacy programs in areas of conflict around the world."
-- John W. McDonald, Ambassador, and Chairman and co-founder of the Institute for Multi-Track D...(Read More)
Beyond the Power Mystique
Beyond the Power Mystique (February 1999)
Power as Intersubjective Accomplishment
Robert Prus - Author

Locating power within the symbolic interactionist framework, this book permeates much of the mystique shrouding "power" and examines the ways in which notions of power, control, influence and the like are brought into human existence.

Despite the considerable attention given to 'power' by foundational sources such as Machiavelli, Hobbs, Weber, Durkheim, and Marx, and those social theorists who have built on their works,...(Read More)
Self, Interaction, and Natural Environment
Self, Interaction, and Natural Environment (February 1997)
Refocusing our Eyesight
Andrew J. Weigert - Author

Provides a framework for sharing a more adequate view of human-environment relations and contributes to the development of an ecologically aware sense of self-understanding.

Self, Interaction, and Natural Environment helps us as individuals to understand environmental issues and to respond accordingly. Although it acknowledges that such issues exist on a worldwide scale, it sharpens our focus on the personal level...(Read More)
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