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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)

 
 
Transforming Emotions with Chinese Medicine
Transforming Emotions with Chinese Medicine (March 2007)
An Ethnographic Account from Contemporary China
Yanhua Zhang - Author

Explores how Chinese medicine deals with emotional disorders.

Chinese medicine approaches emotions and emotional disorders differently than the Western biomedical model. Transforming Emotions with Chinese Medicine offers an ethnographic account of emotion-related disorders as they are conceived, talked about, experienced, and treated in clinics of Chinese medicine in contemporary China. While Chinese medicine...(Read More)
 
 
Dying to Teach
Dying to Teach (January 2007)
A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Learning
Jeffrey Berman - Author

Affirms the power of writing to memorialize loss and work through grief.

In Dying to Teach, Jeffrey Berman confronts the most wrenching loss imaginable: the death of his beloved wife, Barbara. Through four interrelated narratives—how Barbara wrote about her illness in a cancer diary, how he cared for her throughout her illness, how his students reacted to his disclosure that she was dying, and how he responded to her d...(Read More)
 
 
The Melancholy Android
The Melancholy Android (August 2006)
On the Psychology of Sacred Machines
Eric G. Wilson - Author

Explores the cultural significance of androids.

The Melancholy Android is a psychological study of the impulses behind the creation of androids. Exploring three imaginative figures—the mummy, the golem, and the automaton—and their appearances in myth, religion, literature, and film, Eric G. Wilson tracks the development of android-building and examines the lure of artificial doubles untroubled by ...(Read More)
 
 
The Absence of Myth
The Absence of Myth (December 2005)
Sophia Heller - Author

Despite contemporary attempts to revive myth, this book argues that we are living in a world without myth and looks at what this means for humankind.

In this provocative work, Sophia Heller challenges the assumption that we cannot be without myth, that myth is necessary to vital, soulful living. Indeed, Heller argues, we have been living in a world without myth for a long time. The Absence of Myth examines the ...(Read More)
 
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