Male Ritual in Papua New Guinea
Author: Pascale Bonnemere
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Social Science
Rituals have always been a focus of ethnographies of Melanesia, providing a ground for important theorizing in anthropology. This is especially true of the male initiation rituals that until recently were held in Papua New Guinea. For the most part, these rituals have been understood as all-male institutions, intended to maintain and legitimate male domination. Women's exclusion from the forest space where men conducted most such rites has been taken as a sign of their exclusion from the entire ritual process. Women as Unseen Characters is the first book to examine the role of females in Papua New Guinea male rituals, and the first systematic treatment of this issue for any part of the world. In this volume, leading Melanesian scholars build on recent ethnographies that show how female kin had roles in male rituals that had previously gone unseen. Female seclusion and the enforcement of taboos were crucial elements of the ritual process: forms of presence in their own right. Contributors here provide detailed accounts of the different kinds of female presence in various Papua New Guinea male rituals. When these are restored to the picture, the rituals can no longer be interpreted merely as an institution for reproducing male domination but must also be understood as a moment when the whole system of relations binding a male person to his kin is reorganized. By dealing with the participation of women, a totally neglected dimension of male rituals is added to our understanding.
A Psychoanalytic Inquiry
Author: Lila J. Kalinich,Stuart W. Taylor
What is the significance of the Father in psychoanalysis today? This book constructs a much needed framework to allow psychoanalysts to consider the difficulties of a generation without a solid anchor in the Father. The Dead Father: A Psychoanalytic Inquiry provides a necessary addition to decades of work on the role of the mother in development. The editors bring together world renowned scholars to discuss current observations in their fields, in terms of the Father’s changing but essential functions, both in the lives of the individual and collective. Divided into four parts, chapters focus on: The Lost Father The Father Embodied The Father in Theory Father Culture. Exploring the role of the father in individual psychology, everyday interpersonal and social experience and cultural phenomena writ large, this book will be essential reading for psychoanalysts, as well as psychologists, social workers and scholars in the humanities.
Freud's Female Homosexual Revisited
Author: Ronnie Lesser,Erica Schoenberg
First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Theory, Practice and Research
Author: Dr Douglas P. Boer,Dr Reinhard Eher,Dr Leam A. Craig,Dr Michael H. Miner,Dr Friedemann Pfäfflin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
International Perspectives on the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders: Theory, Practice and Research provides the first truly global perspective on the assessment and treatment of sex offenders. Presents a comprehensive overview of current theories and practices relating to the assessment and treatment of sex offenders throughout the world, including the US, Europe, and Australasia Covers all the major developments in the areas of risk assessment, treatment, and management Includes chapters written by internationally respected practitioners and researchers experienced in working with sexual offenders such as Bill Marshall, Ruth Mann, Karl Hanson and Jayson Ware
Author: Fulton J. Sheen
Our Lord on the Cross saw in His eternal mind, the whole drama of history, the story of each individual soul, and how later on it would react to His Crucifixion; but though He saw all, we could not know how we would react to the Cross until we were unrolled upon the screen of time. We were not conscious of being present there on Calvary that day, but He was conscious of our presence. That is why Calvary is actual; why the Cross is the Crisis; why in a certain sense the scars are still open; why Pain still stands deified, and why blood like falling stars is still dropping upon our souls. There is no escaping the Cross not even by denying it as the Pharisees did; not even by selling Christ as Judas did; not even by crucifying Him as the executioners did. We all see it, either to embrace it in salvation, or to fly from it into misery. But how is it made visible? Where shall we find Calvary perpetuated? We shall find Calvary renewed, re-enacted, re-presented in the Mass. Calvary is one with the Mass, and the Mass is one with Calvary, for in both there is the same Priest and Victim.
Author: W. Martin
Category: Literary Criticism
This book situates Joyce's critical writings within the context of an emerging discourse on the psychology of rhythm, suggesting that A Portrait of the Artist dramatizes the experience of rhythm as the subject matter of the modernist novel. Including comparative analyses of the lyrical prose of Virginia Woolf and the 'cadences' of the Imagists, Martin outlines a new concept of the 'modern period' that describes the interaction between poetry and prose in the literature of the early twentieth century.
Author: Annie Caulfield
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Writing for Radio -- A Practical Guide offers advice and inspiration for anyone thinking of writing or beginning to write for radio. The book focuses mainly on radio drama techniques, with advice from producers and experienced writers, but also covers documentary writing, radio soaps, radio comedy and essential advice on how to begin and maintain a career. Topics covered include: Dialogues and monologues Using sound Scenery and action Adaptations, abridgements and biographies
Author: Robert Kloss
Publisher: Open Road Media
In pursuit of the lives wrecked by disease and wracked by cough, How the Days of Love & Diphtheria follows one son who accidentally replaces another, until the family can no longer tell the dead from the living, and the mounds of bodies continue to swell.
Author: Gannit Ankori
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Frida Kahlo stepped into the limelight in 1929 when she married Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. She was twenty-two; he was forty-three. Hailed as Rivera’s exotic young wife who “dabbles in art,” she went on to produce brilliant paintings but remained in her husband’s shadow throughout her life. Today, almost six decades after her untimely death, Kahlo’s fame rivals that of Rivera and she has gained international acclaim as a path-breaking artist and a cultural icon. Cutting through “Fridamania,” this book explores Kahlo’s life, art, and legacies, while also scrutinizing the myths, contradictions, and ambiguities that riddle her dramatic story. Gannit Ankori examines Kahlo’s early childhood, medical problems, volatile marriage, political affiliations, religious beliefs, and, most important, her unparalleled and innovative art. Based on detailed analyses of the artist’s paintings, diary, letters, photographs, medical records, and interviews, the book also assesses Kahlo’s critical impact on contemporary art and culture. Kahlo was of her time, deeply immersed in the issues that dominated the first half of the twentieth century. Yet, as this book reveals, she was also ahead of her time. Her paintings challenged social norms and broke taboos, addressing themes such as the female body, gender, cross-dressing, hybridity, identity, and trauma in ways that continue to inspire contemporary artists across the globe. Frida Kahlo is a succinct and powerful account of the life, art and legacy of this iconic artist.
A Developmental, Self And Object Relations Approach
Author: James F. Masterson, M.D.
First Published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
THE GILDED AGE: A Tale of Today + The Adventures of Tom Sawyer + The Prince and The Pauper + Adventures of Huckleberry Finn + A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court + The American Claimant + Tom Sawyer Abroad + Pudd’nhead Wilson + Tom Sawyer, Detective + Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc + A Horse’s Tale + The Mysterious Stranger
Author: Mark Twain
This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete 12 Novels of Mark Twain” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: A Tale of Today The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Prince and the Pauper Adventures of Huckleberry Finn A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court The American Claimant Tom Sawyer Abroad Pudd'nhead Wilson Tom Sawyer, Detective Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc A Horse’s Tale The Mysterious Stranger Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."
Author: Rachael Perry
Publisher: Open Road Media
In “Hawk,” a lonely carpenter on his way to work spots an enormous bird that slams against his van and drops the snake it was clutching into his lap. Soon, the story spreads across his tiny town, and changes, and expands: his neighbors snatch pencils he has used to write love letters, his license-plate numbers to play the lottery. From him, now, they expect stories and miracles. In “Elysia By Light of Snow Lantern,” an ice sculptor returns to a tourist city with the first snow, just as she does every year, but this time suffers such profound heartbreak that both she and winter decide to stay. In “When Lake Michigan Leaves,” an outsider to a small community falls in love with a lake everyone else takes for granted: she sleeps on its beaches, covers herself in birch leaves and driftwood, shares silent toasts and bottles of wine with it; but, over time, feels it drift away like an uninterested lover: a drop at first, and then gallons and waves. In “Sullivan's Inventory,” a quiet man content to stock shelves at the local grocery shocks his colleagues when he disappears one day with a customer who buys beautiful, unexpected things. In “Nests,” a woman desperate to flee from her home and all its memories decides instead to help the endangered warblers that come and go each year but don’t realize their nests are being invaded by more aggressive birds. In return, she thinks, the least they can do is teach her how to fly.
Author: F.J. Telasco
Publisher: F.J. Telasco
There are some people that just need killing. They are evil and out for the blood of others. They seek out the weak and most innocent in our society. They prey upon them to meet their nefarious needs. These people have a new enemy. He is a hunter who uses an ancient ritual to help him find his prey. And when he does find them, he inflicts as much pain on them, as they have inflicted upon others. He is a vigilante with the tendencies of a serial killer. He is ruthless and focused. If you find yourself in his cross-hairs, don’t bother running or hiding. He will come for you and he will find you. His name is Malcolm, Malcolm Forbes. On this occasion, Malcolm finds himself pitted against a man, a group and an entity. In the middle of all this, there is a child that has been kidnapped. Malcolm will search for the child and try to rescue him. He will have to stay ahead of the FBI and attempt to out-smart his enemies. Malcolm will enter the hunt of his life. He will stare death in the eyes and wage a private war. He will fight to save the child and in the process, save his own life. This journey will take Malcolm from the shores of South Beach, Florida and to the high plains of Utah. He will need all of his skills, experience and wit to battle these foes. In the end, he cannot lose because it would mean the corruption of his very soul.
Author: Sue Miller
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In the spring of 1986, Sue Miller found herself more and more deeply involved in caring for her father as he slipped into the grasp of Alzheimer's disease. The Story of My Father is a profound, deeply moving account of her father's final days and her own response to it. With care, restraint and consummate skill, Miller writes of her struggles to be fully with her father in his illness while confronting her own terror of abandonment, and eventually the long, hard work of grieving for him. And through this candid, painful record, she offers a rigorous, compassionate inventory of two lives, a powerful meditation on the variable nature of memory and the difficulty of weaving a truthful narrative from the threads of a dissolving life. This is a truly remarkable book from one of America's best loved authors.
On the Highway to Hell and Back
Author: Susan A. George
Category: Performing Arts
Through nine seasons the TV show Supernatural has delved into social, philosophical, literary, and theological themes that not only add depth to the show, but reflect our era's intellectual concerns. This book contextualizes Supernatural within the renaissance of the fantastic in pop culture and traces its roots in folklore and Biblical narrative.
The Drama of the Mother–Daughter Relationship
Author: Hendrika C. Freud
Electra vs Oedipus explores the deeply complex and often turbulent relationship between mothers and daughters. In contrast to Sigmund Freud’s conviction that the father is the central figure, the book puts forward the notion that women are in fact far more (pre)occupied with their mother. Drawing on the author’s extensive clinical experience, the book provides numerous case studies which shed light on women’s emotional development. Topics include: love and hate between mothers and daughters the history of maternal love childbirth and depression rejected mothers. Electra vs Oedipus will be a valuable resource for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and all those with an interest in the dynamics of the mother–daughter relationship.
Author: S. Cavanagh,A. Failler,R. Hurst
Category: Social Science
An interdisciplinary study of skin bridging cultural and psychoanalytic theory to consider how the body's "exterior" is central to human subjectivity and relations. The authors explore racialization, body modification, self-harm, and comedic representations of skin, drawing from the clinical domain, visual arts, popular culture, and literature.
Author: M. Chatzichristodoulou,R. Zerihan
Category: Performing Arts
Consisting of critical analyses, theoretical provocations and practical reflections by leading scholars/practitioners from the fields of performance studies, live art and creative technology, these essays examine the rise of intimate performance works and question the socio-historical contexts provoking those aesthetic and affective developments.
The Father Reimagined in Faulkner, Wright, O'Connor, and Morrison
Author: Doreen Fowler
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In an original contribution to the psychoanalytic approach to literature, Doreen Fowler focuses on the fiction of four major American writers—William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, and Toni Morrison—to examine the father's function as a "border figure." Although the father has most commonly been interpreted as the figure who introduces opposition and exclusion to the child, Fowler finds in these literary depictions fathers who instead support the construction of a social identity by mediating between cultural oppositions. Fowler counters the widely accepted notion that boundaries are solely sites of exclusion and offers a new theoretical model of boundary construction. She argues that boundaries are mysterious, dangerous, in-between places where a balance of sameness and difference makes differentiation possible. In the fiction of these southern writers, father figures introduce a separate cultural identity by modeling this mix of relatedness and difference. Fathers intervene in the mother-child relationship, but the father is also closely related to both mother and child. This model of boundary formation as a balance of exclusion and relatedness suggests a way to join with others in an inclusive, multicultural community and still retain ethnic, racial, and gender differences. Fowler's model for the father's mediating role in initiating gender, race, and other social differences shows not only how psychoanalytic theory can be used to interpret fiction and cultural history but also how literature and history can reshape theory.