Life's most pivotal experiences, both good and bad, can be truly expressed via the language of the imagination. Through creativity and play, children are free to articulate their emotions indirectly. Here, the contributors describe a wide variety of non-verbal therapeutic techniques, illustrating their descriptions with moving case studies.
2002 American Sociology Association Asia/Asian America Section Book Award Over the past 20 years, much work has focused on domestic violence, yet little attention has been paid to the causes, manifestations, and resolutions to marital violence among ethnic minorities, especially recent immigrants. Margaret Abraham's Speaking the Unspeakable is the first book to focus on South Asian women's experiences of domestic violence, defined by the author as physical, sexual, verbal, mental, or economic coercion, power, or control perpetrated on a woman by her spouse or extended kin. Abraham explains how immigration issues, cultural assumptions, and unfamiliarity with American social, legal, economic, and other institutional systems, coupled with stereotyping, make these women especially vulnerable to domestic violence. Abraham lets readers hear the voices of abused South Asian women. Through their stories, we learn of their weaknesses and strengths, and of their experiences of domestic violence within the larger cultural, social, economic, and political context. We see both the individual strategies of resistance against their abusers as well as the pivotal role South Asian organizations play in helping these women escape abusive relationships. Abraham also describes the central role played by South Asian activism as it emerged in the 1980s in the United States, and addresses the ideas and practices both within and outside of the South Asian community that stereotype, discriminate, and oppress South Asians in their everyday lives.
In this bold rereading of Freud's cultural texts, Diane Jonte-Pace uncovers an undeveloped "counterthesis," one that repeatedly interrupts or subverts his well-known Oedipal masterplot. The counterthesis is evident in three clusters of themes within Freud's work: maternity, mortality, and immortality; Judaism and anti-Semitism; and mourning and melancholia. Each of these clusters is associated with "the uncanny" and with death and loss. Appearing most frequently in Freud's images, metaphors, and illustrations, the counterthesis is no less present for being unspoken--it is, indeed, "unspeakable." The "uncanny mother" is a primary theme found in Freud's texts involving fantasies of immortality and mothers as instructors in death. In other texts, Jonte-Pace finds a story of Jews for whom the dangers of assimilation to a dominant Gentile culture are associated unconsciously with death and the uncanny mother. The counterthesis appears in the story of anti-Semites for whom the "uncanny impression of circumcision" gives rise not only to castration anxiety but also to matriphobia. It also surfaces in Freud's ability to mourn the social and religious losses accompanying modernity, and his inability to mourn the loss of his own mother. The unfolding of Freud's counterthesis points toward a theory of the cultural and unconscious sources of misogyny and anti-Semitism in "the unspeakable." Jonte-Pace's work opens exciting new vistas for the feminist analysis of Freud's intellectual legacy.
Post-traumatic stress disorder by Catherine Ann Collins
From practitioners concerned with post-traumatic stress syndrome in soldiers to theorists exploring testimony and Holocaust survivors it is apparent that war, trauma and memory are closely related concerns.
Testimonies from the survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation form the basis of this study of memory and trauma in relation to women's experiences and sexual behavior during Hitler's reign of terror. The three essays in this manuscript explore survivor testimony for memories of sexual politics and the functioning of the Nazi state, sexual abuse that often cut across gender lines, and sexual behavior in the different contexts of persecution_ghettos, camps, and hiding.
Are dual relationships always detrimental? Speaking the Unspeakable provides an in-depth exploration of client-practitioner dual relationships, offering critical discussion and sustained narrative on thinking about and being in dual relationships. Lynne Gabriel draws on the experiences of both practitioners and clients to provide a clear summary of the complex and multidimensional nature of dual relationships. The beneficial as well as detrimental potential of such relationships is discussed and illustrated with personal accounts. Subjects covered include: · roles and boundaries in dual and multiple role relationships · client experiences and perceptions of being in dual and multiple role relationships · developing a relational ethic for complex relationships This book offers an insightful and challenging portrayal of dual relationships that will be welcomed by therapists, trainers, trainees and supervisors.
"The Holocaust is an event that refuses to stay in the past. By its nature it both defies and cries out for representation and interpretation; yet representation is at the same time necessarily reductive of the reality to which it refers. Yet however inadequate, representation, of one sort or another, is the only means we have to transmit and appropriate past human experience." "The essays in this volume take as their starting point the strivings of imaginative writing to surmount this problem and the search for ways to connect past experience to the present and future: if we do not learn the lessons of history we risk repeating its tragic mistakes. The book leaves us with the message that literature might have a unique role to play in this respect."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This book studies the literary and cinematic functions of the pornographic as a development from a poetics of obscenity. It focuses on the developments of French, British, and American artistic pornography since the eighteenth century. Discussing female literary figures including Hall, Wharton, Nin, "Reage," Jong, and Shulman; such men as Cleland, Sade, Beardsley, Lawrence, Joyce, and Miller; and film makers such as Brakhage, Jack Smith, Bruce Conner, Bertolucci, Oshima, and Wertmuller; Michelson analyzes both the use of aesthetic pornography and the philosophical, cultural, and legal implications of its use. He proposes that realizing the obscene --in the sense of speaking the unspeakable-- is the principle aesthetic function of pornography.
Speaking Out About The Unspeakable is a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. The book has two objectives. The first is an intention for healing by human trafficking survivors and victims and their families. The second objective is to advance understanding of the unimaginable and unspeakable realities associated with human trafficking crimes. The poems tell the stories of the photographs. The book urges all of us to do more to end human trafficking, which begins with awareness.
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Air ships UFOs abound in the El Capitan Mountains of New Mexico, constantly vigilant in protecting the sacred secrets being held from mankind. Here are the secret passages and rooms of the ancients, the metropolis that once was here, and the constant flow of space travelers who meet here to trade many things. Our alien space families are here to teach us a new way of living. Nephalem are the guardians of El Capitan Mountain, yet Sunset Peak is inaccessible for them. Why? In 1998, I settled in the ghost town of White Oaks, New Mexico, located on the western end of the El Capitan Mountains. There I met people who talk of mythical giants who once lived here, of hidden treasure, and ancient civilizations. I believe we humans carry all history in our memory buried deep within our DNA. The time has come to remember this ancient memory to better understand upcoming events. As far back as I can remember, I have communicated telepathically with what I call the shadow people. As a five-year-old child, my father and I visited the UFO Museum in Roswell, New Mexico. What a surprise to find a replica of the little people that were and are my friends. This is my life story, of gathering the courage and having the faith to come forward and relate my experiences with extraterrestrials, UFOs, psychic healing, unexplainable laser marks, dimensional orbs, and vortexes of energy. The time has come to speak the unspeakable.
Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany is an interdisciplinary study of a diverse set of public speeches given by major literary and cultural figures in the 1950s and 1960s. Through close readings of canonical speeches by Hannah Arendt, Theodor W. Adorno, Ingeborg Bachmann, Martin Buber, Paul Celan, Uwe Johnson, Peter Szondi, and Peter Weiss, Sonja Boos demonstrates that these speakers both facilitated and subverted the construction of a public discourse about the Holocaust in postwar West Germany. The author’s analysis of original audio recordings of the speech events (several of which will be available on a companion website) improves our understanding of the spoken, performative dimension of public speeches. Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany emphasizes the social constructedness of discourse, experience, and identity, but does not neglect the pragmatic conditions of aesthetic and intellectual production—most notably, the felt need to respond to the breach in tradition caused by the Holocaust. The book thereby illuminates the process by which a set of writers and intellectuals, instead of trying to mend what they perceived as a radical break in historical continuity or corroborating the myth of a "new beginning," searched for ways to make this historical rupture rhetorically and semantically discernible and literally audible.
Adham Hamed explores how a metaphoric understanding of the Middle East as an open space full of resonating sound bodies can be applied to the Middle East Conflict. Through inquiring into the experienced truths of large-scale political violence, the author suggests that music carries a potential for speaking ‘unspeakable’ truths. He explores hidden layers by applying the transrational approach to peace studies and proposes a non-territorial understanding of conflict. Hamed argues that security and justice discourses make up the dominant primary themes in this context. The Jerusalem Youth Chorus and the Egyptian band Eskenderella are examined as case studies. This book uncovers where their truths meet within and beyond the restrictions of formalized language. The author concludes that in moments of experienced resonance there is potential for change in the dynamics of rigid conflicts.
Clear Water is a startling account of a young girl searching for rescue under challenging circumstances. Taking place between Jamaica, New York, and London, this riveting story teaches us about the need for adults to communicate with children, so they feel loved. A girl, once full of vitality and enthusiasm is rocked by the destructive actions of people close to her, changing the course of her life. Clear Water is a powerful testimony of events, proving how it is possible to move beyond waves of pain and into calm seas. A must read page-turner about a journey from adversity to triumph.