The Sibling Society

Author: Robert Bly
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679781288
Category: Psychology
Page: 319
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Examines contemporary problems of American culture and challenges readers to accept the responsibilities of maturity

The Sibling Society

Papers Presented at the Robert Bly Colloquium
Publisher: University Press of Amer
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.

The Sibling Society

Author: Robert Bly
Publisher: Perseus Books
Category: Psychology
Page: 319
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Looks beyond the individual psyche to examine the problems of American culture as a whole, explaining how we have become an infantilized society and challenging readers to rediscover individual maturity and responsibility

Evidence-Based Practice with Emotionally Troubled Children and Adolescents

Author: Morley D. Glicken
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080923062
Category: Psychology
Page: 664
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This book on evidence-based practice with children and adolescents focuses on best evidence regarding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children and adolescents with a range of emotional problems including ADHD; Bi-Polar Disorder; anxiety and depression; eating disorders; Autism; Asperger’s Syndrome; substance abuse; loneliness and social isolation; school related problems including underachievement; sexual acting out; Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders; Childhood Schizophrenia; gender issues; prolonged grief; school violence; cyber bullying; gang involvement, and a number of other problems experienced by children and adolescents. The psychosocial interventions discussed in the book provide practitioners and educators with a range of effective treatments that serve as an alternative to the use of unproven medications with unknown but potentially harmful side effects. Interesting case studies demonstrating the use of evidence-based practice with a number of common childhood disorders and integrative questions at the end of each chapter make this book uniquely helpful to graduate and undergraduate courses in social work, counseling, psychology, guidance, behavioral classroom teaching, and psychiatric nursing. Fully covers assessment, diagnosis & treatment of children and adolescents, focusing on evidence-based practices Offers detailed how-to explanation of practical evidence-based treatment techniques Cites numerous case studies and provides integrative questions at the end of each chapter Material related to diversity (including race, ethnicity, gender and social class) integrated into each chapter

Arrested Adulthood

The Changing Nature of Maturity and Identity
Author: James E. Cote
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081473779X
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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Why are today's adults more like adolescents, in their dress and personal tastes, than ever before? Why do so many adults seem to drift and avoid responsibilities such as work and family? As the traditional family breaks down and marriage and child rearing are delayed, what makes a person an adult? Many people in the industrial West are simply not "growing up" in the traditional sense. Instead, they pursue personal, individual fulfillment and emerge from a vague and prolonged youth into a vague and insecure adulthood. The transition to adulthood is becoming more hazardous, and the destination is becoming more difficult to reach, if it is reached at all. Arrested Adulthood examines the variety of young people's responses to this new situation. James E. Côté shows us adults who allow the profit-driven industries of mass culture to provide the structure that is missing, as their lives become more individualistic and atomized. He also shows adults who resist anomie and build their world around their sense of personal connectedness to others. Finally, Côté provides a vision of a truly progressive society in which all members can develop their potentials apart from the influence of the market. In so doing, he gives us a clearer vision of what it means to be an adult and makes sense of the longest, but least understood period of the life course.

Sibling Revelry

8 Steps to Successful Adult Sibling Relationships
Author: Jo Ann Levitt, M.A., R.N.,Marjory Levitt, Ph.D.
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0307490912
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 304
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Experience the miracle of healing with a unique step-by-step program for enhancing adult sibling relationships — created by siblings for siblings Much has been written about the relationships of parents and children. But the unsung chord in all of our adult relationships, professional and personal, is rooted in the sibling connection. In this extraordinary book based on their Sibling Revelry workshops, authors — and siblings — Jo Ann, Marjory, and Joel Levitt re-create the seminars that have helped many strengthen the bonds of their adult sibling relationships. In eight clearly focused steps, with added material for home study, the authors show how to transform sibling rivalry into extraordinary, nurturing adult bonds that will enhance all other relationships in your life. Now you can regain the closeness you and your siblings once shared, heal old wounds, and pave the way to a happier, healthier future. Learn how to: * Define your relationship — Unload the myths of your shared past...and discover who you are to each other now * Witness the effect of old rivalries — And use them as a springboard to great adult relationships * Envision a new future — Break the habits that hold your relationship firmly in place...and create a powerful new vision for yourself and your family * Explore new modes of contact — Examine the "role" you play in your family and free yourself from damaging old patterns * Heal wounds and misunderstandings — Resolve old conflicts as you sort through old issues of fear, anger, guilt, and hurt * Invent new family legends — Uncover the myths and legends that have shaped your relationship...then create new ones * Make room for differences — Clear out "sibling clutter" and accept your siblings exactly as they are * Honor your strengths — Celebrate the positive qualities each sibling brings to the relationship...and set the stage for a lifelong connection From the Trade Paperback edition.

Net Kids

Die digitale Generation Erobert Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft
Author: N.A
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322828026
Category: Social Science
Page: 405
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The Presence in the Promise

First Lesson Sermons for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany, Cycle C
Author: Harry N. Huxhold
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788017136
Category: Religion
Page: 139
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If we want to know how God will treat the Christian Church, we must look at how God treated the ancient people of Israel. That's the premise of Harry Huxhold's seventeen messages based on First Lesson texts from the Revised Common Lectionary, which demonstrate that the word and sacrament of Christian worship are as fresh as the promises of hope, providence, salvation, grace, and steadfast love that God first shared with humanity millennia ago. Titles include: - Days of Promise (Jeremiah 33:14-16) - The Child of Promise (Isaiah 9:2-7) - The Promise of Baptism (Isaiah 43:1-7) - The Fruit of Forgiveness (Genesis 45:3-11, 15) - Keeping the Glow On (Exodus 34:29-35) ... and more! Harry N. Huxhold holds an M.Div. degree from Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), an M.Th. degree from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, Minnesota), and a D.Min. degree (summa cum laude) from Christian Theological Seminary (Indianapolis). The author of fifteen books of devotional and sermonic materials and over fifty articles in theological journals and religious periodicals, Huxhold currently serves on the pastoral staff at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Carmel, Indiana.


How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It
Author: Gabor Maté, MD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101153857
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
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In this breakthrough guide to understanding, treating, and healing Attention Deficit Disorder, Dr. Gabor Maté, an adult with ADD and the father of three ADD children, shared the latest information on: · The external factors that trigger ADD · How to create an environment that promotes health and healing · Ritalin and other drugs · ADD adults …and much more Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has quickly become a controversial topic in recent years. Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in both the cause of and cure for this condition. In Scattered, he describes the painful realities of ADD and its effect on children as well as on career and social paths in adults. While acknowledging that genetics may indeed play a part in predisposing a person toward ADD, Dr. Maté moves beyond that to focus on the things we can control: changes in environment, family dynamics, and parenting choices. He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADD sufferer and the parent of three diagnosed children. Providing a thorough overview of ADD and its treatments, Scattered is essential and life-changing reading for the millions of ADD sufferers in North America today.


Author: Iain M. Duguid
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310866103
Category: Religion
Page: 576
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Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.

Pluralism and Democracy in India

Debating the Hindu Right
Author: Wendy Doniger,Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199380937
Category: Religion
Page: 400
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Wendy Doniger and Martha Nussbaum bring together leading scholars from a wide array of disciplines to address a crucial question: How does the world's most populous democracy survive repeated assaults on its pluralistic values? India's stunning linguistic, cultural, and religious diversity has been supported since Independence by a political structure that emphasizes equal rights for all, and protects liberties of religion and speech. But a decent Constitution does not implement itself, and challenges to these core values repeatedly arise-most recently in the form of the Hindu Right movements of the twenty-first century that threatened to destabilize the nation and upend its core values, in the wake of a notorious pogrom in the state of Gujarat in which approximately 2000 Muslim civilians were killed. Focusing on this time of tension and threat, the essays in this volume consider how a pluralistic democracy managed to survive. They examine the role of political parties and movements, including the women's movement, as well as the role of the arts, the press, the media, and a historical legacy of pluralistic thought and critical argument. Featuring essays from eminent scholars in history, religious studies, political science, economics, women's studies, and media studies, Pluralism and Democracy in India offers an urgently needed case study in democratic survival. As Nehru said of India on the eve of Independence: ''These dreams are for India, but they are also for the world.'' The analysis this volume offers illuminates not only the past and future of one nation, but the prospects of democracy for all.

Parenting the Guardian Class

Validating Spirited Youth, Ending Adolescence, and Renewing America's Greatness
Author: Jonathan I. Cloud
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434354938
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 332
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It has been a continuous struggle with myself as to whether I should write this journal. I was frustrated and needed to ascertain some way of keeping my sanity. It finally dawned on me that on the occasions when I was very frustrated, writing thoughts down might become a way to alleviate some of that stress. In writing this journal, I hoped to shed some light on the employees' and their perceptions and how they contributed to some of the problems at United Airlines. In the years I worked at United Airlines, I made some of the best friends I will ever have. I do not want you to think all the time I spent at United was negative. It was not. I have had some very good times and enjoyed working for them. Through all the challenges I faced, the good times far outweigh the bad. I always believed in doing things to enhance the work environment, and make it a fun experience for everyone so that it did not feel like being on a job. Therefore, I helped organize, plan, and create that atmosphere, through functions such as potlucks, and steak barbecues. In addition, I would bring in bagels, cakes, cookies etc. for the whole shop. We had a lot of fun. United had some of the best people you could ever imagine working for them, we were all like family! I had no intention of doing anything with these writings; it was simply a catharsis for me. When I retired there were so many things going on with United I decided at that point maybe I should publish my journal. A lot of the things that happened were events I was afraid would happen And did, such as the loss of so many jobs.

Social Work in the 21st Century

An Introduction to Social Welfare, Social Issues, and the Profession
Author: Morley D. Glicken
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483315029
Category: Social Science
Page: 696
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A student-friendly introduction to the field of social work, social welfare, and the profession of social work, social issues, and social welfare Designed to get students excited about the profession and thinking critically about what social workers do and how they operate within the larger system, this Second Edition explores social issues in the United States, looks at how the social welfare system attempts to resolve these issues, and considers the many roles assumed by professional social workers within the social welfare system. This edition offers new and revised coverage throughout and reflects recent current events, including the historic 2008 presidential election, catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake, and government responses.

Men to Boys

The Making of Modern Immaturity
Author: Gary Cross
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231513119
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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Adam Sandler movies, HBO's Entourage, and such magazines as Maxim and FHM all trade in and appeal to one character the modern boy-man. Addicted to video games, comic books, extreme sports, and dressing down, the boy-man would rather devote an afternoon to Grand Theft Auto than plan his next career move. He would rather prolong the hedonistic pleasures of youth than embrace the self-sacrificing demands of adulthood. When did maturity become the ultimate taboo? Men have gone from idolizing Cary Grant to aping Hugh Grant, shunning marriage and responsibility well into their twenties and thirties. Gary Cross, renowned cultural historian, identifies the boy-man and his habits, examining the attitudes and practices of three generations to make sense of this gradual but profound shift in American masculinity. Cross matches the rise of the American boy-man to trends in twentieth-century advertising, popular culture, and consumerism, and he locates the roots of our present crisis in the vague call for a new model of leadership that, ultimately, failed to offer a better concept of maturity. Cross does not blame the young or glorify the past. He finds that men of the "Greatest Generation" might have embraced their role as providers but were confused by the contradictions and expectations of modern fatherhood. Their uncertainty gave birth to the Beats and men who indulged in childhood hobbies and boyish sports. Rather than fashion a new manhood, baby-boomers held onto their youth and, when that was gone, embraced Viagra. Without mature role models to emulate or rebel against, Generation X turned to cynicism and sensual intensity, and the media fed on this longing, transforming a life stage into a highly desirable lifestyle. Arguing that contemporary American culture undermines both conservative ideals of male maturity and the liberal values of community and responsibility, Cross concludes with a proposal for a modern marriage of personal desire and ethical adulthood.

The Dolphin Reader

Author: N.A
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 730
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A thematically arranged composition reader. It contains 87 classic and contemporary selections (32 new), with a variety of topics, writing styles, and genres. the readings (70 essays, 8 stories, 8 poems, and 1 play) cluster around questions central to the lives of students and the disciplines the study.

J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Chelsea House
ISBN: 9781604131833
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 215
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Critical essays discuss the language, symbolism, and psychological structure of the classic novel of Holden Caulfield's search for identity.

The Father

Historical, Psychological and Cultural Perspectives
Author: Luigi Zoja
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135454329
Category: Psychology
Page: 328
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Luigi Zoja views the origin and evolution of the father from a Jungian perspective. He argues that the father's role in bringing up children is a social construction that has been subject to change throughout history - and looks at the consequences of this, along with the crisis facing fatherhood today. The Father will be welcomed by people from a wide variety of disciplines, including practitioners and students of psychology, sociology and anthropology, and by the educated general reader.

Understanding the Boys

Issues of Behaviour and Achievement
Author: Dr John Head,John Head
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135708061
Category: Education
Page: 128
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Do you know what makes boys tick? In recent years suicide has drastically escalated among young males and academic underachievement is common, so it is of vital importance that our understanding of the young male psyche is well informed and not merely 'received wisdom'. John Head gets to the heart - and mind - of the matter, by tackling difficult, pertinent questions. Has male behaviour in school worsened, or has media hype inflated the proportions of a 'good story'? What is at the root of male violence? Are biological or social explanations telling the whole story? Head shows that it is only by engaging boys in new arenas of thought and feeling that we can hope to understand and help overcome the difficulties faced by boys today. Essential reading for teachers, headteachers, researchers in education, gender, youth, community and social workers.