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Teresa my love : an imagined life of the Saint of Avila : a novel
Kristeva, Julia;Scott Fox, Lorna.
Born in 1515, Teresa of Avila survived the Spanish Inquisition and was a key reformer of the Carmelite Order. Her experience of ecstasy, which she intimately described in her writings, released her from her body and led to a complete realization of her consciousness, a state Julia Kristeva explores as it was expressed in Teresa's writing. Incorporating notes from her own psychoanalytic practice, as well as literary and philosophical references, Kristeva builds a fascinating dual diagnosis of
Black Power Movement and American Social Work
Bell, Joyce M.
The Black Power movement has often been portrayed in history and popular culture as the quintessential “bad boy” of modern black movement making in America. Yet this image misses the full extent of Black Power’s contributions to U.S. society, especially in regard to black professionals in social work. Relying on extensive archival research and oral history interviews, this study follows two groups of black social workers in the 1960s and 1970s as they mobilized Black Power ideas, strategies, and
Religion, Food, and Eating in North America
Zeller, Benjamin E.;American Academy of Religion.
The way in which religious people eat reflects not only their understanding of food and religious practice but also their conception of society and their place within it. This anthology considers theological foodways, identity foodways, negotiated fo
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Text to Tradition : The Naisadhiyacarita and Literary Community in South Asia
Patel, Deven M.
Written in the twelfth century, the Naisadhiyacarita (The Adventures of Nala, King of Nisadha) is a seminal Sanskrit poem beloved by South Asian literary communities for nearly a millennium. This volume introduces readers to the poem s author, his reading communities, the modes through which the poem has been read and used, the contexts through which it became canonical, its literary offspring, and the emotional power it still holds for the culture that values it. The study privileges the
Multimodal treatment of acute psychiatric illness : a guide for hospital diversion
Simpson, Justin M.;Moriarty, Glendon.
The multimodal treatment of acute psychiatric illness is an integrated, systematic set of interventions stabilizing individuals with severe mental illness and helping them avoid the trauma of unnecessary psychiatric hospitalization. Focusing on patients suffering from schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, severe anxiety, and substance dependence, this volume provides individual practitioners and professional teams with the necessary tools for
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Addressing racial disproportionality and disparities in human services : multisystemic approaches
James, Joyce.;Rodriguez, Carolyne.;Fong, Rowena.;Dettlaff, Alan.
The issue of racial disproportionality in the child welfare system, particularly as it impacts African-American children and families, has long been a concern to practitioners and policymakers. However, disproportionality is not limited to the African-American community. Latino, Native-American, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander populations experience inequities in treatment. From leading voices on culturally-competent care comes a cutting-edge book that examines disproportionalities across
 Possible lives : authors and saints in Renaissance Italy
Frazier, Alison Knowles.
The lives of saints were among the most reproduced and widely distributed literatures of medieval and early modern Europe. This study examines how humanist authors received, criticized, and rewrote the traditional stories of exemplary virtue for patrons and audiences who were surprisingly open to their textual experiments.
Shadow medicine : the placebo in conventional and alternative therapies
Haller, John S.
A distinguished historian of medicine, John S. Haller Jr. explores the epistemological foundations of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and the challenges it presents for both conventional and alternative therapies. In his exploration of a productive reconciliation in their conflicting approaches, Haller maintains a healthy, scientific skepticism but still finds promise in some complementary and alternative (CAM ) therapies. The placebo forms the central focus of the book, as Haller elucidates the
Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy : the Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army.
Birnbaum, Phyllis.
Aisin Gioro Xianyu (1907–1948) was the fourteenth daughter of a Manchu prince and a legendary figure in China’s bloody struggle with Japan. After the fall of the Manchu dynasty in 1912, Xianyu’s father gave his daughter to a Japanese friend who was sympathetic to his efforts to reclaim power. This man raised Xianyu, now known as Kawashima Yoshiko, to restore the Manchus to their former glory. Her fearsome dedication to this cause ultimately got her killed. Yoshiko had a fiery personality and
cinema of Clint Eastwood : chronicles of America
Sterritt, David
He became a movie star playing The Man With No Name, and today his name is known around the world. Measured by longevity, productivity, and profits, Clint Eastwood is the most successful actor-director-producer in American film history. This book examines the major elements of his career, focusing primarily on his work as a director but also exploring the evolution of his acting style, his long association with screen violence, his interest in jazz, and the political views – sometimes hotly