Symbols In Structure And Function Volume 2

Author: Charles A. Sarnoff
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462800513
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This is the second unit of three devoted to an explication of the structure and function of symbols. In this unit the emphasis is on the psychotherapeutic use of symbols. The following topics are covered. Ch-1 SYMBOLS AND MENTAL ILLNESS Ch-2 SYMBOL THEORY APPLIED Ch-3 REGRESSIVE SYMBOLIZATION : Psychotic Ch-4 REGRESSIVE SYMBOLIZATION : Neurotic Ch-5 REGRESSIVE SYMBOLIZATION : Psychosomatic Ch-6 PSYCHOANALYTIC SYMBOLS AND TRANSFERENCE Ch-7 THE USE DURING CHILD PSYCHOTHERAPY OF THE SYMBOLS THAT OCCUR IN FANTASIES AND DREAMS

Apocalyptic Dread

Author: Kirsten Moana Thompson
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791480335
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The power and presence of dread in recent American cinema.

Novel Judgements

Author: William P. MacNeil
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134046720
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Novel Judgements is a book about nineteenth century Anglo-American law and literature. But by redefining law as legal theory, Novel judgements departs from ‘socio-legal’ studies of law and literature, often dated in their focus on past lawyering and court processes. This texts ‘theoretical turn’ renders the period’s ‘law-and-literature’ relevant to today’s readers because the nineteenth century novel, when "read jurisprudentially", abounds in representations of law’s controlling concepts, many of which are still with us today. Rights, justice, law’s morality; each are encoded novelistically in stock devices such as the country house, friendship, love, courtship and marriage. In so rendering the public (law) as private (domesticity), these novels expose for legal and literary scholars alike the ways in which law comes to mediate all relationships—individual and collective, personal and political—during the nineteenth century, a period as much under the Rule of Law as the reign of Capital. So these novels pass judgement—a novel judgement—on the extent to which the nineteenth century’s idea of law is collusive with that era’s Capital, thereby opening up the possibility of a new legal theoretical position: that of a critique of the law and a law of critique.

The Scriptures Of Charles Dickens

Author: Vincent Newey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351882224
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This study focuses on Dickens's response to questions of identity, conduct, and social organization that emerged in an era of major cultural unsettlement and change, not least with the decline of religious certainty and the rise of materialism. An analysis of A Christmas Carol as a paradigm of his concerns and strategies in these fields is followed by close readings of novels from different stages of his career, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Great Expectations and Our Mutual Friend. These, and other works by Dickens, are seen to reflect ideologies currently at work in his society but also, more importantly, to participate in the construction of needful value systems and codes for regulating behaviour. Liberal humanism and middle-class hegemony feature largely in this process of culture formation, where Dickens played a crucial role in formulating and promulgating such salient guiding principles as those of sympathy, marriage and the family, economic responsibility, and hierarchy within and between groups. His treatment of the self is on one level driven by this project in shaping and stabilizing attitudes among a confederacy of readers, in that it offers positive models of development, of how to function and fit in; yet on another, especially in his sustained imaginative preoccupation with the figure of the outsider or misfit, this is one pre-eminent area where his writing transcends purposes of enculturation and paradoxically challenges its own ideological positions. His female characters in particular, as well as more obviously his anti-heroes, criminals, and other dissidents, are shown to question and subvert the moulds in which they are formally cast. The novels are confirmed not only as great creative achievements, an aspect this book consistently salutes, nor simply as a primary site of the evolving Victorian dispensation and revolution of ideas, but as a territory that predicts, engages, and illuminates our own complex modernity. Reference is made throughout the volume to other contemporary writings, including sociological, philosophic, and medical discourse, to recent cognate theory, and to traditions, like that of Puritan spiritual autobiography, which Dickens adapted to new ends.

Grand Illusions

Author: David M. Lubin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190218614
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"Taking readers on a tour of the major historical events during and immediately after World War I, Grand Illusions considers the famous and forgotten artists and artworks that sought to make sense of America's first total war"--