The Sibling Society

Author: Robert Bly
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679781285
Category: Psychology
Page: 319
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Examines contemporary problems of American culture and challenges readers to accept the responsibilities of maturity

Surviving the Death of a Sibling

Living Through Grief When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies
Author: T.J. Wray
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307547698
Category: Self-Help
Page: 272
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When T.J. Wray lost her 43-year-old brother, her grief was deep and enduring and, she soon discovered, not fully acknowledged. Despite the longevity of adult sibling relationships, surviving siblings are often made to feel as if their grief is somehow unwarranted. After all, when an adult sibling dies, he or she often leaves behind parents, a spouse, and even children—all of whom suffer a more socially recognized type of loss. Based on the author's own experiences, as well as those of many others, Surviving the Death of a Sibling helps adults who have lost a brother or sister to realize that they are not alone in their struggle. Just as important, it teaches them to understand the unique stages of their grieving process, offering practical and prescriptive advice for dealing with each stage. In Surviving the Death of a Sibling, T.J. Wray discusses: • Searching for and finding meaning in your sibling's passing • Using a grief journal to record your emotions • Choosing a grief partner to help you through tough times • Dealing with insensitive remarks made by others Warm and personal, and a rich source of useful insights and coping strategies, Surviving the Death of a Sibling is a unique addition to the literature of bereavement. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Why Siblings Matter

The Role of Brother and Sister Relationships in Development and Well-Being
Author: Naomi White,Claire Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317247167
Category: Psychology
Page: 162
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Many people grow up with at least one sibling. These siblings are often ‘fellow travellers’ through adversity or significant life events; they can act as a source of support for some children while a source of conflict for others. For these reasons, siblings are a potentially powerful influence on development and this book is one of the first of its kind to provide an overview of cutting-edge psychological research on this important relationship. Why Siblings Matter is a cornerstone text on siblinghood. Integrating findings from a 10 year longitudinal study alongside wider research, it provides a lifespan perspective examining the impact of sibling relationships on children’s development and well-being. This text situates siblings in their historical, developmental and family context, considers the influence of siblings on children’s development and adjustment, and provides an introduction to new research on siblings in diverse contexts. The authors discuss sibling relationships in varied populations such as siblings with disabilities, siblings in different cultures and siblings in non-traditional families, while also considering the practical implications of research. Covering both classical studies and new results this book offers take-home messages for promoting positive sibling interactions. It will be invaluable reading for students and researchers in developmental psychology and family studies and professionals in education, health and social work.

The Sibling Society

Papers Presented at the Robert Bly Colloquium
Author: Terrance White
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780761818236
Category: Social Science
Page: 198
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The Sibling Society is an edited collection of papers presented at the Robert Bly Colloquium at Kent State University. This work brings together traditional disciplines- English, Psychology, Sociology- but the outcome is unusual in that there is no one school of thought. These papers make a statement about a culture and society that is evolving and multifaceted. The conference attracts an eclectic scholarship and is unusual in the number and kinds of disciplines it folds in. Readers will benefit from the various perspectives in social commentary and criticism. This collection is of interest to psychologists, sociologists, mental health care counselors, and all scholars in the humanities.

Iron John

A Book about Men
Author: Robert Bly
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306824272
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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In this timeless and deeply learned classic, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it means to be a man. Bly's vision is based on his ongoing work with men, as well as on reflections on his own life. He addresses the devastating effects of remote fathers and mourns the disappearance of male initiation rites in our culture. Finding rich meaning in ancient stories and legends, Bly uses the Grimm fairy tale "Iron John"Ñin which a mentor or "Wild Man" guides a young man through eight stages of male growthÑto remind us of ways of knowing long forgotten, images of deep and vigorous masculinity centered in feeling and protective of the young. At once down-to-earth and elevated, combining the grandeur of myth with the practical and often painful lessons of our own histories, Iron John is an astonishing work that will continue to guide and inspire menÑand womenÑfor years to come.

The Sacred Canopy

Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion
Author: Peter L. Berger
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453215379
Category: Social Science
Page: 229
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Influential scholar Peter L. Berger explores the sociological underpinnings of religion and the rise of a modern secular society Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger carefully lays out an understanding of religion as a historical, societal mechanism in this classic work of social theory. Berger examines the roots of religious belief and its gradual dissolution in modern times, applying a general theoretical perspective to specific examples from religions throughout the ages. Building upon the author’s previous work, The Social Construction of Reality, with Thomas Luckmann, this book makes Berger’s case that human societies build a “sacred canopy” to protect, stabilize, and give meaning to their worldview.


Ecstatic Poems
Author: Robert Bly,Jane Hirshfield
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807063866
Category: Poetry
Page: 103
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A powerful collection of poems by the fifteenth-century female mystic traces the poetess's journey from her royal trappings to the countryside, where she became a saint and a martyr.

Among the Hidden

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689848070
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

Adult Sibling Loss

Stories, Reflections and Ripples
Author: Brenda J. Marshall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351868845
Category: Psychology
Page: 146
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"He was my best friend." "I feel like I've lost that one person I could always count on." Siblings know each other in ways friends and other blood relatives do not. They have shared bedrooms, bathrooms, holidays, family milestones, meals, and a way of growing up that those outside the family can never fully understand. The bond is intense, complicated, sometimes difficult, often wonderful and absolutely irreplaceable. When death interrupts what might have been a lovely, lifelong connection, the impact is tremendous. And yet, this loss is rarely the focus of research and is not well understood or recognised within society, leaving many siblings searching for appropriate support and validation. This book gives readers the opportunity to experience the intensity of this relationship through the eyes of three bereaved siblings. Their experiences, both before and after loss, are powerfully presented using a narrative style that allows the complexity and depth of their individual relationships to shine brightly. The author, a bereaved sibling herself, artfully weaves her story throughout, adding to the richness of the text. Through these collective stories, readers are invited to explore their own reactions and reflect on the many ways siblings affect each other over the long term. Bereaved siblings, clinicians, medical professionals, therapists, social workers, funeral directors, religious leaders, bereavement groups, and anyone who supports or knows a bereaved sibling will find benefit in this book. This highly readable text will both touch and inform readers.

Spirit and Flesh

Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church
Author: James M. Ault
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375702385
Category: Religion
Page: 435
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A thought-provoking exploration of Christian fundamentalism discusses the daily lives of members of a Massachusetts fundamentalist Baptist church, the appeal of the denomination and its use of moral absolutes, the security it provides to its community, and the growing influence of the Christian right on American society. Reprint.

Autism, the Invisible Cord

A Sibling's Diary
Author: Barbara S. Cain
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781433811913
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Using the form of a fourteen-year-old girl's diary in which she discusses life with a younger brother who has autism, explains what autism is, how autistic people behave, and what it is like to have someone with the condition in the family.

The Marriage of Sense and Soul

Integrating Science and Religion
Author: Ken Wilber
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307799565
Category: Science
Page: 224
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There is arguably no more critical and pressing topic than the relation of science and religion in the modern world. Science has given us the methods for discovering truth, while religion remains the single greatest force for generating meaning. Yet the two are seen as mutually exclusive, with wrenching consequences for humanity. In The Marriage of Sense and Soul, one of today's most important philosophers brilliantly articulates how we might begin to think about science and religion in ways that allow for their reconciliation and union, on terms that will be acceptable to both camps. Ken Wilber is widely acclaimed as the foremost thinker in integrating Western psychology and the Eastern spiritual traditions. His many books have reached across disciplines and synthesized the teachings of religion, psychology, physics, mysticism, sociology, and anthropology, earning him a devoted international following. The Marriage of Sense and Soul is his most accessible work yet, aimed at guiding a general audience to the mutual accord between the spiritual, subjective world of ancient wisdom and the objective, empirical world of modern knowledge. Wilber clearly and succinctly explores the schism between science and religion, and the impact of this "philosophical Cold War" on the fate of humanity. He systematically reviews previous attempts at integration, explaining why romantic, idealistic, and postmodern theories failed. And he demonstrates how science is compatible with certain deep features common to all of the world's major religious traditions. In pointing the way to a union between truth and meaning, Ken Wilber has created an elegant and accessible book that is breathtaking in its scope. From the Hardcover edition.

Treating alcoholism

an Alcoholics Anonymous approach
Author: Norman K. Denzin
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780803929074
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 149
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Can alcoholism be cured? What are the most effective ways of responding to the disease? How can children of alcoholics be safeguarded? In Treating Alcoholism, Denzin addresses these critical issues. After an overview of the nature of alcoholism as an interpersonal illness, he examines different approaches to treatment: programmes offered by social workers, counsellors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and Alcoholics Anonymous with respect to diagnosis, treatment, ways of coping with relapse and of promoting long-term recovery. This important book is designed for advanced students and professionals in the helping professions.

Raising Mediators

How Smart Parents Use Mediation to Transform Sibling Conflict and Empower Their Children
Author: Emily de Schweinitz Taylor
Publisher: Em Taylor Communications LLC
ISBN: 9780999171707
Category: Child rearing
Page: N.A
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Raising Mediators explores how parents can implement mediation principles to teach their children collaborative problem solving, perspective taking, and empathy skills.

When Boundaries Betray Us

Author: Carter Heyward
Publisher: United Church Press
ISBN: 9780829813470
Category: Psychology
Page: 206
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Carter Heyward is Howard Chandler Robbins Professor of Theology at the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Special Siblings

Growing Up with Someone with a Disability
Author: Mary McHugh
Publisher: Brookes Pub
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 241
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The author combines her memories of life with her mentally challenged brother and interviews with other siblings that have similar experiences to explore the wide spectrum of feelings, from anger and guilt to love and pride, experienced by family members.

Because.someone I Love Has Cancer

Kids' Activity Book
Author: American Cancer Society
Publisher: Amer Cancer Society
ISBN: 9780944235324
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 79
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Use art to help your child deal with cancer in the family Your child may struggle with the uncertainty andinevitable change that come when a chronic illnessaffects someone they know. Because . . . SomeoneI Love Has Cancer offers your child support, encouragement,and opportunity for imaginative personalexpression. This inspired publication is designedto address the basic goals of therapeutic supportfor children (ages of 6–12) who have a loved onewith cancer. Creative activities allow your child towork through and express unfamiliar feelings andlearn to recognize and tap into positive moments.