COMPOSING A LIFE

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Composing A Life

Author : Mary Catherine Bateson
ISBN : 9780802196316
Genre : Social Science
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Profiles of five women that aim “to shed light on personal and career obstacles women face in achieving success” by a cultural anthropologist (Publishers Weekly). Mary Catherine Bateson has been called “one of the most original and important thinkers of our time” (Deborah Tannen). Grove Press is pleased to reissue Bateson’s deeply satisfying treatise on the improvisational lives of five extraordinary women. Using their personal stories as her framework, Dr. Bateson delves into the creative potential of the complex lives we live today, where ambitions are constantly refocused on new goals and possibilities. With balanced sympathy and a candid approach to what makes these women inspiring, examples of the newly fluid movement of adaptation—their relationships with spouses, children, and friends, their ever-evolving work, and their gender—Bateson shows us that life itself is a creative process. “A masterwork of rare breadth and particularity, encompassing all the rhythms of five lives and friendships, and interweaving their stories in ways that reveal grand social truths and peculiar personal graces.”—The Boston Globe “Well-formulated and passionate . . . Offers nothing less than a radical rethinking of the concept of achievement.”—San Francisco Chronicle “As stimulating as it is hopeful . . . shakes up well-meaning truisms . . . adds new dimensions to our views of the world.”—Elizabeth Janeway, author of Man’s World, Woman’s Place “Bateson has an extremely interesting mind and the ability to express herself with extraordinary literary felicity . . . Too much truth steams behind the quiet elegance of these passages.”—The New York Times Book Review
Category: Social Science

Composing A Life

Author : Tim McCracken
ISBN : 9781491751107
Genre : Fiction
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Christopher Hartley is the chair of the English department at the North Campus of Garden State Universitya place he refers to as a minimum intellectual facility. Recently returned from a medical leave begun after the death of his wife, Holly, sixteen months earlier, he is seeking some measure of peace. As Chris prepares a brand-new course called Music in Literature, he hopes the combination of the two disciplinesa pairing that has always fascinated himwill help him overcome his grief and deal with the estrangement of his daughter, Ivy. Peace, however, is as elusive as music itself. As he deals with his own health problems and the possibility of a new relationship with a much younger colleague, Chris moves through a chaotic and occasionally amusing fugue in which lust, love, self-worth, redemption, and meaning interweave. This complex novel explores how music and literature aid one man as he deals with grief, considers the meaning of life and death, and struggles to come to terms with his own mortality.
Category: Fiction

Composing A Further Life

Author : Mary Catherine Bateson
ISBN : 9780307279637
Genre : Self-Help
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An exuberant follow-up to Composing a Life evaluates the creative aspects of aging today, relating the experiences of men and women whose lasting health and resources have enabled them to realize a meaningful sense of purpose throughout the second half of life.
Category: Self-Help

Composing A Teaching Life

Author : Ruth Vinz
ISBN : UVA:X004143317
Genre : Education
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Ruth Vinz's goal is to involve readers in the complexities of teaching and learning so that they will re-search and re-examine their own teaching lives, in the process creating a working schema for what and why they teach.
Category: Education

Counselling And The Life Course

Author : Léonie Sugarman
ISBN : 9780761962397
Genre : Psychology
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The author introduces counsellors to the concept of the life course as a multidemensional and multidisciplinary framework for thinking about clients' lives within and beyond the counselling setting. It aims to give counsellors an understanding of human development and how it impacts upon their work with clients.
Category: Psychology

Self Help Inc

Author : Micki McGee
ISBN : 9780199883684
Genre : Social Science
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Why doesn't self-help help? Cultural critic Micki McGee puts forward this paradoxical question as she looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products--books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers--is exploding, and there seems to be no end in sight. Rather than seeing narcissism at the root of the self-help craze, as others have contended, McGee shows a nation relying on self-help culture for advice on how to cope in an increasingly volatile and competitive work world. Self-Help, Inc. reveals how makeover culture traps Americans in endless cycles of self-invention and overwork as they struggle to stay ahead of a rapidly restructuring economic order. A lucid and fascinating treatment of the modern obsession with work and self-improvement, this lively book will strike a chord with its acute diagnosis of the self-help trap and its sharp suggestions for how we can address the alienating conditions of modern work and family life.
Category: Social Science

Composing Relationships Communication In Everyday Life

Author : Julia T. Wood
ISBN : 9781285947778
Genre : Performing Arts
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The routine interactions we have day-in, day-out are the ones that most decisively shape our identities and the quality and durability of our relationships. In COMPOSING RELATIONSHIPS: COMMUNICATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE (WITH INFOTRAC) you'll see how relationships grow primarily out of so-called small talk between friends and romantic partners, rituals in families, and commonplace norms in organizations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Performing Arts

Hegel S Idea Of The Good Life

Author : Joshua D. Goldstein
ISBN : 1402041918
Genre : Philosophy
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In Hegel’s Idea of the Good Life, Joshua D. Goldstein presents the first book-length study of the development and meaning of Hegel’s account of human flourishing. This volume will be welcomed by philosophers and political theorists seeking to engage with the details of Hegel’s early and mature social thought. By bringing Hegel’s earliest writings into dialogue with his Philosophy of Right, Goldstein argues that Hegel’s mature political philosophy should be understood as a response to his youthful failure to build a sustainable account of the good life upon the foundations of ancient virtue. This study reveals how Hegel’s mature response integrates ancient concerns for the well-ordered life and modern concerns for autonomy in a new, robust conception of selfhood that can be actualized across the full expanse of the modern political community.
Category: Philosophy

Her Life S Work

Author : Deborah Shepard
ISBN : 9781869406981
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Merimeri Penfold, Margaret Mahy, Anne Salmond, Gaylene Preston and Jacqueline Fahey have carved out impressive careers - as artists, writers, teachers, filmmakers and thinkers. And all have balanced their successful careers with meaningful personal lives. In Her Life's Work, Deborah Shepard traces five extraordinary life stories through in-depth interviews. Born between 1920 and 1947, these women saw immense changes in New Zealand society through the second half of the twentieth century that directly affected their working and personal lives. The interviews encompass their families, their education and training opportunities, their friends and mentors, their aspirations, their experiences of motherhood and domesticity and the influence of intimate relationships on their creativity. Including photographs by Marti Friedlander and an insightful introduction, Her Life's Work is a candid exploration of the lives and times of these remarkable women.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Life Span Development

Author : Leonie Sugarman
ISBN : 9781134651528
Genre : Psychology
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This thorough revision of the highly successful first edition of Life-Span Development offers the reader a wide-ranging and thought provoking account of human development throughout the lifespan. The lifespan approach emphasises that development does not stop when we cease to be adolescents but goes on throughout adulthood and into old age. In initial chapters Leonie Sugarman outlines the issues surrounding the notion of development and how it can be studied, including reviews of the work of key theorists Erikson, Levinson and Gould. She goes on to consider the different ways in which the life course can be construed: as a series of age-related stages; as a cumulative sequence; as a series of developmental tasks; as a series of key life events and transitions or as a narrative construction which creates a sense of dynamic continuity. A final chapter looks at how people cope, the resources that are available and the theoretical and practical issues regarding interventions to assist them in the process. New to this edition is increased coverage of the topical issue of successful ageing and a new chapter on the increasingly popular narrative approach to lifespan development. This edition is also more student-friendly with exercises in self-reflection that encourage the reader to look at the development of their own lives or those of their current or future clients. Boxed material highlighting major theories and clarifying concepts is also included. This book will be invaluable for students of developmental and occupational psychology and professionals in the fields of health management, education and social work.
Category: Psychology