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`Tim Bond has co-authored the Second Edition with Sue Culley, creating a unique combination of ethical underpinnings and guidance in combination with practical issues' - Therapy Today Integrative Counselling Skills in Action is a bestselling text, which has been used to train many thousands of people in counselling skills. Now in its Second Edition, this highly practical book provides a step-by-step introduction to the core skills and their use in a wide variety of helping situations. Following the process through its three main stages - beginning, middle and ending - the authors describe the aims of each stage and the particular strategies, which are used to achieve these goals. Frequent extracts of dialogue are given to demonstrate the interactions, which take place between practitioner and client at different stages in the process. This fully updated edition also includes many practical features - such as guidelines for good practice, checklists and summaries - as well as new material on: coping with demanding situations, being successful in using counselling skills; and a new extended case study. Integrative Counselling Skills in Action, Second Edition is an ideal text for use on courses and recommended reading for anyone who uses counselling skills in their work.
Nominated for The Qualitative Book Award for 2013 Watch Melanie Birks' interview on grounded theory This is a highly practical book which introduces the whole range of grounded theory approaches. Unlike most existing books in this area, which are written from a particular philosophical standpoint, this text provides a comprehensive description of the strategies and techniques employed in this methodology. Birks and Mills accessible and highly-readable text is driven by practical case examples throughout to help the reader get to grips with the process of doing grounded theory analysis for themselves. The book deploys a variety of educational activities to guide readers through both the principles and the application of grounded theory, making this an ideal starter text for those new to the approach. This is an ideal first introduction to grounded theory for any student or researcher looking to use grounded theory approaches in their analysis for the first time.
Liamputtong (medical anthropologist, La Trobe U. , Australia. ) explores focus group methodology, a research technique becoming increasingly popular in health and social sciences. The author notes that focus group methods are certainly not new, dating back to 1926, but they have changed substantially. The author addresses both theoretical and practical elements of using focus group-based research and also provides recommendations for using it in diverse social and cultural environments with varied groups of people, including those who are vulnerable and marginalized. In addition the author examines virtual focus groups and discusses managing and understanding focus group data. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This book provides students and practitioners with the essentials of communication, language, and literacy 0-7 through a range of different approaches. They set out why these approaches are important and how to introduce them in ways which are positive for children and their families. The authors guide the reader through the introduction of Finger Rhymes, Action Songs, Nursery Rhymes, Poetry Cards as well as theoretical topics such as the idea of the â whole child', observation, communication with and without words, and brain development.
This book provides students with an insider's view of what tutors and professors are looking for when they set essays and assignments. As such it will be a vital purchase for any student seeking practical and effective guidance on how to write successful essays and other written assignments. Both lively and authoritative in equal measure, Doing Essays and Assignments: Essential Tips for Students leads its readers through all of the skills that are required for the process of essay and assignment writing at a number of levels. Pete Greasley finds the perfect balance between a humorous style and a comprehensive approach, which highlights a wide range of specific practical tips that all students could benefit from. The tips are backed up by a survey of tutors, which highlights the things that markers are really looking for in students' work, paying particular attention to areas in which students commonly struggle. Topics include: " planning, time management and deadlines " reading and researching the literature " writing introductions and conclusions " answering the question " critical analysis and argument " referencing " language, grammar and expression " avoiding plagiarism This will be a must-have book for all university students. The book's clear organization and broad content have been developed from the survey of tutors and Greasley's own extensive teaching experience. As enjoyable as it is functional, Doing Essays and Assignments sets the essay writing process within a manageable structure that will prove a friend to students and markers alike. Pete Greasley is a lecturer at the School of Health Studies, University of Bradford.
The new edition of this best selling textbook brings research alive for students studying criminology and related subjects. Contextualising research with real-life examples of crime and criminal justice, the book looks at the processes, practicalities and problems of doing criminological research, ensuring students get to grips with preparing for and doing their own research. Thoroughly revised and updated, the book includes 12 new chapters and a revised 3-part structure designed around the core elements of a research project (preparing, doing and reflecting). It explores: o Designing Criminological Research o Undertaking a Criminological Literature Review o Crime Analysis and Survey Research o Longitudinal and Ethnographic Research o Researching the Media o Using the Internet to Research Crime and Justice o Ethics and Politics of Criminological Research o Doing Critical Criminological Research The book is also now equipped with student support features including chapter key points, summaries, study questions/activities and resources, further reading, and a comprehensive glossary. It is essential reading for students and researchers in criminology, criminal justice and community safety.
Knowles and Lander (educational studies and primary education, U. of Chichester, UK) explore the intersection of diversity, equality, and achievement in education in Britain. They discuss how understanding of self, identity, values, attitudes, and beliefs can affect how teachers approach diversity and their professional practice, why it is important to consider identity alongside diversity, how children need to form secure family attachments, how Britain has become an increasingly diverse society, the meaning of ethnicity and how it is linked to achievement, and class and gender issues. They consider the educational debate related to Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller people; what refugee status and asylum seeking means for learning and achievement; the vulnerability of looked-after children or children in care to underachievement; and how to enable equality and achievement for children with disability. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
'Cross-curricular learning 3-14 provides the reader with a useful blend of examples from practice and theoretical perspectives. . . . This book is more than a useful teaching tool and source of ideas. . . . One of its key messages is a reminder that education needs to focus on the well-being of both children and all those working with them, including teachers' - Journal of Education for Teaching 'It is a thoughtful, well-informed and practical book that offers a strong vision of a holistic approach to learning in schools'-Early Years Educator 'A thoughtful, well-informed and accessible book, offering strong vision of a holistic approach to learning in schools, Jonathan Barnes' new book has much to offer reflective and sensitive educators, who care about the futures of the children they work with' - Anna Craft, Professor of Education, University of Exeter, Reader in Education, The Open University and Visiting Scholar, Harvard University The new primary strategy is about creativity and flexibility - allowing much more scope for work which brings together different parts of the curriculum. This book helps teachers address the 'why' as well as the 'how', giving background information as well as the techniques to put the theories into practice. It presents a framework for thinking through the issues as well as the practicalities of cross-curricular work (how to plan it, how to assess it, how to make sure all curriculum areas are covered). There are also plenty of practical examples of effective cross-curricular work in classroom settings. The book introduces for the first time the scientific and educational evidence which supports the introduction of cross-curricular approaches. This book is intended for teachers in training, their tutors, and schools, parents and teachers considering a cross-curricular approach to learning. Ideas presented are suitable for children in the 3-14 age group.
The United States is one of the most highly educated societies on earth, and also one of the most religious. In The God Problem, Robert Wuthnow examines how middle class Americans juggle the seemingly paradoxical relationship between faith and reason. Based on exceptionally rich and candid interviews with approximately two hundred people from various faiths, this book dispels the most common explanations: that Americans are adept at keeping religion and intellect separate, or that they are a nation of "joiners." Instead, Wuthnow argues, we do this--not by coming up with rational proofs for the existence of God--but by adopting subtle usages of language that keep us from making unreasonable claims about God. In an illuminating narrative that reveals the complex negotiations many undertake in order to be religious in the modern world, Wuthnow probes the ways of talking that occur in prayers, in discussions about God, in views of heaven, in understandings of natural catastrophes and personal tragedies, and in attempts to reconcile faith with science.
Herculine Barbin: Being the Recently Discovered Memoirs of a Nineteenth-Century French Hermaphroditeby Michel Foucault Richard Mcdougall
With an eye for the sensual bloom of young schoolgirls, and the torrid style of the romantic novels of her day, Herculine Barbin tells the story of her life as a hermaphrodite. Herculine was designated female at birth. A pious girl in a Catholic orphanage, a bewildered adolescent enchanted by the ripening bodies of her classmates, a passionate lover of another schoolmistress, she is suddenly reclassified as a man. Alone and desolate, he commits suicide at the age of thirty in a miserable attic in Paris. Here, in an erotic diary, is one lost voice from our sexual past. Provocative, articulate, eerily prescient as she imagines her corpse under the probing instruments of scientists, Herculine brings a disturbing perspective to our own notions of sexuality. Michel Foucault, who discovered these memoirs in the archives of the French Department of Public Hygiene, presents them with the graphic medical descriptions of Herculine's body before and after her death. In a striking contrast, a painfully confused young person and the doctors who examine her try to sort out the nature of masculine and feminine at the dawn of the age of modern sexuality. "Herculine Barbin can be savored like a libertine novel. The ingenousness of Herculine, the passionate yet equivocal tenderness which thrusts her into the arms, even into the beds, of her companions, gives these pages a charm strangely erotic. . . Michel Foucault has a genius for bringing to light texts and reviving destinies outside the ordinary. " Le Monde, July 1978
Would you like to integrate Google+ with an existing website, or build your own social application on the platform? Developing with Google+ takes you on a tour of the Google+ APIs, with lots of concrete examples and hands-on projects. You'll learn how to take advantage of Google+ social plug-ins, communicate programmatically with Google+ over REST APIs, and author real-time Hangout Apps. Over the course of this book, you'll follow the progress of a fictional company, Baking Disasters, as it incorporates all the features of the Google+ platform. Make the most of social widgets such as the +1 button, Badge, and the Share button Use performance tuning techniques to speed up social plugins on your site Create your own plugins by accessing public data APIs with RESTful web services Transform an blog into a social web application through server-side processing Use OAuth to authenticate users and authorize your access to their private data Extend Google+ Hangouts programmatically and create your own application
This book is for experienced C# developers that need to get a quick yet in depth look at what the new feature async in C# 5.0 means for their current and future projects.
If you're thinking about migrating to the PostgreSQL open source database system, this guide provides a concise overview to help you quickly understand and use PostgreSQL's unique features. Not only will you learn about the enterprise class features in the 9.2 release, you'll also discover that PostgeSQL is more than just a database system--it's also an impressive application platform. With numerous examples throughout this book, you'll learn how to achieve tasks that are difficult or impossible in other databases. If you're an existing PostgreSQL user, you'll pick up gems you may have missed along the way. Learn basic administration tasks, such as role management, database creation, backup, and restore Apply the psql command-line utility and the pgAdmin graphical administration tool Explore PostgreSQL tables, constraints, and indexes Learn powerful SQL constructs not generally found in other databases Use several different languages to write database functions Tune your queries to run as fast as your hardware will allow Query external and variegated data sources with Foreign Data Wrappers Learn how to replicate data, using built-in replication features
A guide to insights and best practices with both open data sharing and civic apps competitions based on the authors' experience with Apps 4 Metro Chicago IL. This will also serve as a "how-to" guide for community and developer outreach, which is a key element to a successful competition.
The concept of yinyang lies at the heart of Chinese thought and culture. The relationship between these two opposing, yet mutually dependent, forces is symbolized in the familiar black and white symbol that has become an icon in popular culture across the world. The real significance of yinyang is, however, more complex and subtle. This brilliant and comprehensive analysis by one of the leading authorities in the field captures the richness and multiplicity of the meanings and applications of yinyang, including its visual presentations. Through a vast range of historical and textual sources, the book examines the scope and role of yinyang, the philosophical significance of its various layers of meanings, and its relation to numerous schools and traditions within Chinese (and Western) philosophy. By putting yinyang on a secure and clear philosophical footing, the book roots the concept in the original Chinese idiom, distancing it from Western assumptions, frameworks, and terms, yet also seeking to connect its analysis to shared cross-cultural philosophical concerns. In this way, the book illuminates not only a particular way of thinking, but also shows how yinyang thought has manifested itself concretely in a wide range of cultural practices, ranging from divination to medicine, and from the art of war to the art of sex.
Cultural values and religious beliefs play a substantial role in adolescent development. Developmental scientists have shown increasing interest in how culture and religion are involved in the processes through which adolescents adapt to environments. This volume constitutes a timely and unique addition to the literature on human development from a cultural-contextual perspective. Editors Gisela Trommsdorff and Xinyin Chen present systematic and in-depth discussions of theoretical perspectives, landmark studies, and strategies for further research in the field. The eminent contributors reflect diverse cultural perspectives, transcending the Western emphasis of many previous works. This volume will be of interest to scholars and professionals interested in basic developmental processes, adolescent social psychology, and the sociological and psychological dimensions of religion.
Garrett Sullivan explores the changing impact of Aristotelian conceptions of vitality and humanness on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature before and after the rise of Descartes. In the Renaissance, Aristotle's tripartite soul is usually considered in relation to concepts of psychology and physiology. However, Sullivan argues that its significance is much greater, constituting a theory of vitality that simultaneously distinguishes man from, and connects him to, other forms of life. He contends that, in works such as Sidney's Old Arcadia, Shakespeare's Henry IV and Henry V, Spenser's Faerie Queene, Milton's Paradise Lost and Dryden's All for Love, the genres of epic and romance, whose operations are informed by Aristotle's theory, provide the raw materials for exploring different models of humanness; and that sleep is the vehicle for such exploration as it blurs distinctions among man, plant and animal.
Greek traditions of writing about food and the symposium had a long and rich afterlife in the first to fifth centuries CE, in both Greco-Roman and early Christian culture. This book provides an account of the history of the table-talk tradition, derived from Plato's Symposium and other classical texts, focusing among other writers on Plutarch, Athenaeus, Methodius and Macrobius. It also deals with the representation of transgressive, degraded, eccentric types of eating and drinking in Greco-Roman and early Christian prose narrative texts, focusing especially on the Letters of Alciphron, the Greek and Roman novels, especially Apuleius, the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles and the early saints' lives. It argues that writing about consumption and conversation continued to matter: these works communicated distinctive ideas about how to talk and how to think, distinctive models of the relationship between past and present, distinctive and often destabilising visions of identity and holiness.
Previous scholarship on classical pseudepigrapha has generally aimed at proving issues of attribution and dating of individual works, with little or no attention paid to the texts as literary artefacts. Instead, this book looks at Latin fakes as sophisticated products of a literary culture in which collaborative practices of supplementation, recasting and role-play were the absolute cornerstones of rhetorical education and literary practice. Texts such as the Catalepton, the Consolatio ad Liviam and the Panegyricus Messallae thus illuminate the strategies whereby Imperial audiences received and interrogated canonical texts and are here explored as key moments in the Imperial reception of Augustan authors such as Virgil, Ovid and Tibullus. The study of the rhetoric of these creative supplements irreverently mingling truth and fiction reveals much not only about the neighbouring concepts of fiction, authenticity and reality, but also about the tacit assumptions by which the latter are employed in literary criticism.
Who marched in religious processions and why? How were blood sacrifice and communal feasting related to identities in the ancient Greek city? With questions such as these, current scholarship aims to demonstrate the ways in which religion maps on to the socio-political structures of the Greek polis ('polis religion'). In this book Dr Kindt explores a more comprehensive conception of ancient Greek religion beyond this traditional paradigm. Comparative in method and outlook, the book invites its readers to embark on an interdisciplinary journey touching upon such diverse topics as religious belief, personal religion, magic and theology. Specific examples include the transformation of tyrant property into ritual objects, the cultural practice of setting up dedications at Olympia, and a man attempting to make love to Praxiteles' famous statue of Aphrodite. The book will be valuable for all students and scholars seeking to understand the complex phenomenon of ancient Greek religion.
Plato's entire fictive world is permeated with philosophical concern for eros, well beyond the so-called erotic dialogues. Several metaphysical, epistemological, and cosmological conversations - Timaeus, Cratylus, Parmenides, Theaetetus, and Phaedo - demonstrate that eros lies at the root of the human condition and that properly guided eros is the essence of a life well lived. This book presents a holistic vision of eros, beginning with the presence of eros at the origin of the cosmos and the human soul, surveying four types of human self-cultivation aimed at good guidance of eros, and concluding with human death as a return to our origins. The book challenges conventional wisdom regarding the "erotic dialogues" and demonstrates that Plato's world is erotic from beginning to end: the human soul is primordially erotic and the well cultivated erotic soul can best remember and return to its origins, its lifelong erotic desire.
Linear perspective is a science that represents objects in space upon a plane, projecting them from a point of view. This concept was known in classical antiquity. In this book, Rocco Sinisgalli investigates theories of linear perspective in the classical era. Departing from the received understanding of perspective in the ancient world, he argues that ancient theories of perspective were primarily based on the study of objects in mirrors, rather than the study of optics and the workings of the human eye. In support of this argument, Sinisgalli analyzes, and offers new insights into, some of the key classical texts on this topic, including Euclid's De speculis, Lucretius' De rerum natura, Vitruvius' De architectura, and Ptolemy's De opticis. Key concepts throughout the book are clarified and enhanced by detailed illustrations.
Particularly in the context of internal conflicts, international law is frequently unable to create and sustain frameworks for peace in Africa. In Peacebuilding in the African Union, Abou Jeng explores the factors which have prevented such steps forward in the interaction between the international legal order and postcolonial Africa. In the first work of its kind, Jeng considers whether these limitations necessitate recasting the existing conceptual structure and whether the Constitutive Act of the African Union provides exactly this opportunity through its integrated peace and security framework. Through the case studies of Burundi and Somalia, Jeng examines the structures and philosophy of the African Union and assesses the capacity of its practices in peacemaking. In so doing, this book will be of great practical value to scholars and legal practitioners alike.
Examining mating from the male perspective, this book provides an overview of mammalian reproduction to illustrate the important role that male desire plays in the life of mammals. Written in a conversational style that will appeal to those without specialist knowledge of the field, it begins with a broad overview of sexual reproduction in mammals, explaining the importance of mixing genes, sexual selection and the concept of mating seasons. Subsequent chapters examine some of the most important aspects in detail including mating behaviour, the structure and function of the male organs of reproduction and their physiological control and modes of copulation. A final chapter considers human reproduction, explaining how our physical and social evolution have contributed to the development of sexual behaviour that is markedly different to that of other mammals, due in particular to the absence of oestrus and seasonality in the human female.
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