Touch in the Helping Professions

Author: Martin Rovers
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776627570
Format: PDF, Docs
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Touch may well be one of the least understood or talked about subjects in the helping professions. A discussion on the importance and ethics of positive, caring, and appropriate touch in professions such as teaching, nursing and counselling is long overdue. Touch in the Helping Professions delivers just that, weaving together scholarly evidence, research and clinical practice from a wide range of perspectives encompassing philosophy, theology, psychology, and anthropology to challenge assumptions about the role of touch in the helping professions. The contributors to the volume focus not only on the overarching roles of gender, age, culture and life experience, but go beyond to encompass canine-assisted therapy, touch deprivation, sacred objects, as well as key ethical considerations. The prevailing lack of dialogue, due to fear of contravening ethical boundaries, has stood in the way of an open and responsible discussion on the use of touch in therapy. Touch in the Helping Professions is a welcome and much needed contribution to the field—a window onto a fundamental need.

The New Science of Giambattista Vico

Author: Giambattista Vico
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501702998
Format: PDF
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A pioneering treatise that aroused great controversy when it was first published in 1725, Vico's New Science is acknowledged today to be one of the few works of authentic genius in the history of social theory. It represents the most ambitious attempt before Comte at comprehensive science of human society and the most profound analysis of the class struggle prior to Marx.

Handbook on Marine Environment Protection

Author: Markus Salomon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319601563
Format: PDF
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This handbook is the first of its kind to provide a clear, accessible, and comprehensive introduction to the most important scientific and management topics in marine environmental protection. Leading experts discuss the latest perspectives and best practices in the field with a particular focus on the functioning of marine ecosystems, natural processes, and anthropogenic pressures. The book familiarizes readers with the intricacies and challenges of managing coasts and oceans more sustainably, and guides them through the maze of concepts and strategies, laws and policies, and the various actors that define our ability to manage marine activities. Providing valuable thematic insights into marine management to inspire thoughtful application and further study, it is essential reading for marine environmental scientists, policy-makers, lawyers, practitioners and anyone interested in the field.

Die Macht des Ged chtnisses Entstehung und Wandel kommunaler Schriftkultur im sp tmittelalterlichen Augsburg

Author: Mathias Franc Kluge
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004266763
Format: PDF, ePub
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This study offers a new view on the development of an urban culture of writing in one of the major cities of late medieval Europe. Via the examination of a tremendous number of documents from the Augsburg city archive it shows how civic authorities started to rely more and more on written records, which in turn created the need for archiving. The power of this process primarily resulted from a growing desire for supervision and control. Die Studie eröffnet einen neuen Blick auf den Entstehungsprozess kommunaler Schriftkultur in einer europäischen Großstadt des Spätmittelalters. Die Auswertung der umfangreichen Überlieferung im Stadtarchiv Augsburg zeigt, wie städtische Autoritäten zunehmend auf Schriftlichkeit angewiesen waren und dabei eigene Bedürfnisse der Archivierung ausprägten. Als zentrale Antriebskraft der Verschriftlichung tritt dabei ein wachsendes Bedürfnis nach Kontrolle und Überprüfbarkeit hervor.


Author: Uwe Timm
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811216265
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A daring and brilliant military tactician, Morenga was fluent in several languages and by all reports a man of compassion, intelligence, and integrity, as he led his people towards freedom.