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The Battle For Normality

Author : G. J. M. van den Aardweg
ISBN : 0898706149
Genre : Psychology
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This book is primarily for those persons drawn towards homosexuality and who seek practical advice in order to change, or, at least, to deal with it constructively and responsably.
Category: Psychology

Pain Normality And The Struggle For Congruence

Author : James P Anglin
ISBN : 9781317787464
Genre : Social Science
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Learn what children living in group homes need most! Pain, Normality, and the Struggle for Congruence: Reinterpreting Residential Care for Children and Youth presents the results of a 14-month study of 10 staffed group homes in British Columbia. The book uses grounded theory to construct a theoretical model that speaks to the primary challenge care workers face each day—responding to pain and pain-based behavior in residents. It combines participant observations, transcribed interviews, and document analysis to develop a core theme of congruence, several major psychosocial processes, and 11 interactional dynamics identified as being fundamental to group home life. The study brings to light several neglected aspects of residential care and proposes new directions in policy development, education, practice, and research to create an integrated and accessible framework for understanding group home life for youths. Pain, Normality, and the Struggle for Congruence: Reinterpreting Residential Care for Children and Youth is a full and rigorous examination of the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of residential group care. The study—conducted during a time of heightened sensitivity to the rights of children and increased emphasis on accountability and outcome measurement—reveals a core theme of congruence, focusing on consistency, reciprocity, and coherence. The book examines the major elements of this theme, including: creating an extra-familial living environment developing a sense of normality listening and responding with respect establishing a structure, routine, and expectations offering emotional and developmental support respecting personal space and time discovering potential communicating a framework for understanding and much more! Pain, Normality, and the Struggle for Congruence: Reinterpreting Residential Care for Children and Youth provides professionals concerned with the development and treatment of children and young people with a unique understanding of group home life and work. From the Foreword, by Dr. Barney Glaser: I am honored and delighted to be asked by Jim Anglin to write the foreword to this grounded theory text... The purpose of this grounded theory is to construct a theoretical framework that would explain and account for well-functioning staffed group homes for young people, that in turn could serve as a basis for improved practice, policy development, education and training, research, and evaluation. THE READER WILL SEE THAT ANGLIN HAS ACHIEVED HIS GOAL WITH ADMIRABLE SUCCESS. . . . HIS GROUNDED THEORY TRULY MAKES A SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTION TO THE LITERATURE.
Category: Social Science

Solitaire Sin And Desire

Author : Claire Miles
ISBN : 9781482891775
Genre : Fiction
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When your childhood is stolen from you, what hope is there for your future? For three young women, life is unimaginably horrible. Two were taken from their families as children, and the third is held in virtual slavery in plain sight. But it is not only their freedom that has been stolen—their hope for a future has also been crushed. Through a strange series of coincidences, the women are reunited in their hometown. They must overcome their many wounds, both physical and emotional, to survive. The physical wounds are easy enough to conceal. The psychological ones run deep and fester in the shadows of shame and hopelessness. As a survival tactic, they’ve buried the painful memories of their childhoods. From time to time, though, fleeting images of who they once were slip through the façade. Now they must find a way to do the impossible, the unthinkable: escape. But hidden beneath their desperation for a life free of their captors is another demon. They must pretend to be normal so they can live in everyday society. But first, they must find a way to escape. If they are to survive, they must depend on the strength of new people who have entered their lives. Can the women ever trust again? And how much are they willing to risk in order to leave the nightmare behind? Are they in danger of exchanging one life of horror for another?
Category: Fiction

Beyond Normality

Author : Sylvain Vidoni
ISBN : 9781460253380
Genre : Philosophy
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Beyond Normality covers a broad range of subjects—everything from human behavior, to feminism and sex, to child rearing, to violence, to drugs and alcohol, to changes in society and the oppressions of modern life. From family orientation, to religion and mankind consciousness. Readers are asked to consider Beyond Normality as a “modern guide for complete internal harmony”. Numerous themes run throughout this work, the most persistent and prevalent is the belief on the growing disconnect between what is natural and what has come to be thought of as normal. There is, in the author’s view, a great deal that is wrong with modern society, and much of it stems from our insistence on shielding ourselves from the rigors of the natural order of things.
Category: Philosophy

The Face Of Battle

Author : John Keegan
ISBN : 1440673993
Genre : History
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Master military historian John Keegan’s groundbreaking analysis of combat and warfare The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle descriptions, John Keegan has written what is probably the definitive model for military historians. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles representative of three different time periods, he manages to convey what the experience of combat meant for the participants, whether they were facing the arrow cloud at the battle of Agincourt, the musket balls at Waterloo, or the steel rain of the Somme. “The best military historian of our generation.” –Tom Clancy
Category: History

The Normality Of Civil War

Author : Teresa Koloma Beck
ISBN : 9783593397566
Genre : Political Science
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In The Normality of Civil War, Teresa Koloma Beck uses theories of the everyday to analyze the social processes of civil war, specifically the type of conflict that is characterized by the expansion of violence into so-called normal life. She looks beyond simplistic notions of victims and perpetrators to reveal the complex shifting interdependencies that emerge during wartime. She also explores how the process of normalization affects both armed groups and the civilian population. A brief but smart analysis, The Normality of Civil War gets at the root of the social dynamics of war and what lies ahead for the participants after its end.
Category: Political Science

We Remember The Battle Of Britain

Author : Frank Shaw
ISBN : 9781448177318
Genre : History
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‘I was talking and laughing with a school friend in the street when suddenly there was the eerie wailing notes of the air raid siren filling the air. I can remember that our laughter stopped straight away, and I recall feeling chilled and scared. Doors were opened and people came out of their houses looking up to the sky ... It was a Sunday morning on a beautiful summer’s day with blue skies and really warm sunshine. But within minutes our lives had changed, and the child in me had gone, never to return.’ Mrs Mary Earle, Kent After the surrender of France to Germany Churchill announced that ‘the Battle of Britain is about to begin’ and on 10 July 1940 the Luftwaffe began bombing ships in the English Channel in readiness for a full air assault on the south of England. In August, German aircraft were attacking coastal airfields, moving inland to attack radar bases, further RAF airfields and aircraft factories, until finally turning their attention to London and other major cities. But Hitler had underestimated the determination of the RAF and by mid-September the Luftwaffe sustained such great losses that Britain had won the battle for our skies and the German invasion was called off. This third instalment in the ‘We Remember’ series is filled with stories from servicemen from the air and on the ground, and the men, women and children who witnessed the extraordinary fights between British and German planes.
Category: History

The Search For Normality

Author : Stefan Berger
ISBN : 1571816208
Genre : History
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Review: "The Historikerstreit of the 1980s has ended inconclusively amidst heated debates on the nature and course of German national history. The author follows the debates beyond the unexpected reunification of the country in 1989/90 and analyses the most recent trends in German historiography. Reunification, he observes, has brought in its wake efforts on the extreme Right to re-establish a nationalist historiography. Even among the liberal-conservative mainstream of German historiography, an urgent search for the "normality" of the nation-state has begun. Nor have the critical historians been unaffected by this. As a result, so the author fears, the contested definition of national identity might strengthen, in his eyes, the unwelcome predominance of the national perspective in historical research."--BOOK JACKET
Category: History

Beyond Health And Normality

Author : Roger N. Walsh
ISBN : UOM:39015009108393
Genre : Psychology
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Essays examine the nature of mental health and the development of consciousness from the perspectives of Western and Eastern schools of thought
Category: Psychology