The Objectification Spectrum

Author: John M. Rector
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019935541X
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"Rector introduces readers to his model by invoking a familiar story from antiquity - Plato's Allegory of the Cave - though in this case the emphasis is on how the people in the cave view the shadows as one-dimensional images (objects) without any humanity until the prisoners are lead from the cave and shown the fullness of their fellow human beings. Rector then identifies a series of dispositional and situational factors in our lives that contribute to our tendencies to objectify one another before offering some practical suggestions for transformation - beginning with ourselves and extending outward to group and community dynamics and eventually to a grander scale"--

The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion

Author: Michael Stausberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191045888
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The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religions provides a comprehensive overview of the academic study of religions. Written by an international team of leading scholars, its fifty-one chapters are divided thematically into seven sections. The first section addresses five major conceptual aspects of research on religion. Part two surveys eleven main frameworks of analysis, interpretation, and explanation of religion. Reflecting recent turns in the humanities and social sciences, part three considers eight forms of the expression of religion. Part four provides a discussion of the ways societies and religions, or religious organizations, are shaped by different forms of allocation of resources (i.e., economy). Other chapters in this section consider law, the media, nature, medicine, politics, science, sports, and tourism. Part five reviews important developments, distinctions, and arguments for each of the selected topics. The study of religion addresses religion as a historical phenomenon and part six looks at seven historical processes. Religion is studied in various ways by many disciplines, and this Handbook shows that the study of religion is an academic discipline in its own right. The disciplinary profile of this volume is reflected in part seven, which considers the history of the discipline and its relevance. Each chapter in the Handbook references at least two different religions to provide fresh and innovative perspectives on key issues in the field. This authoritative collection will advance the state of the discipline and is an invaluable reference for students and scholars.

Paths Between Head and Heart

Author: Oliver C. Robinson
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 178279901X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Paths Between Head and Heart provides an accessible but comprehensive account of how science and spirituality relate, not as enemies, but as partners in the quest for a truth that is greater than either one can understand alone. While many books have been written on science and religion, not many have looked at how spirituality and science exist as complementary parts of a larger whole, and how they relate specifically to the transitional challenges that define our era. '...explains the paradox of the unity of science and spirituality. Oliver Robinson shows that these two ways of looking at the world, so often seen as opposing forces, actually come from the same source...' Jennifer Kavanagh, author of The World is Our Cloister

Overcoming Objectification

Author: Ann J. Cahill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136859306
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Objectification is a foundational concept in feminist theory, used to analyze such disparate social phenomena as sex work, representation of women's bodies, and sexual harassment. However, there has been an increasing trend among scholars of rejecting and re-evaluating the philosophical assumptions which underpin it. In this work, Cahill suggests an abandonment of the notion of objectification, on the basis of its dependence on a Kantian ideal of personhood. Such an ideal fails to recognize sufficiently the role the body plays in personhood, and thus results in an implicit vilification of the body and sexuality. The problem with the phenomena associated with objectification is not that they render women objects, and therefore not-persons, but rather that they construct feminine subjectivity and sexuality as wholly derivative of masculine subjectivity and sexuality. Women, in other words, are not objectified as much as they are derivatized, turned into a mere reflection or projection of the other. Cahill argues for an ethics of materiality based upon a recognition of difference, thus working toward an ethics of sexuality that is decidedly ­and simultaneously ­incarnate and intersubjective.

Risk A Very Short Introduction

Author: Baruch Fischhoff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199576203
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Risks are everywhere. They come from many sources, including crime, diseases, accidents, terror, climate change, finance, and intimacy. They arise from our own acts and they are imposed on us. In this Very Short Introduction Fischhoff and Kadvany draw on both the sciences and humanities to show what all risks have in common. Do we care about losing money, health, reputation, or peace of mind? How much do we care about things happening now or in the future? To ourselves or to others? All risks require thinking hard about what matters to us before we make decisions about them based on past experience, scientific knowledge, and future uncertainties. Using conceptual frameworks such as decision theory and behavioural decision research, we examine the science and practice of creating measures of risk and look at how scientists apply probability by combining historical records, scientific theories, and expert judgement. Showing what science has learned about how people deal with risks, and applying these to diverse everyday examples, the authors demonstrate how we move from understanding a risk to making a choice in everyday life.

Managing Conflict through Communication

Author: Dudley D. Cahn
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205914853
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Comprehensive and accessible coverage of the study of conflict Managing Conflict Through Communication helps students approach conflict constructively and learn more positive conflict management and resolution skills. Narratives and case studies make the material accessible and engaging to a diverse student audience. Discussion questions and exercises throughout the text provide a basis for classroom discussion and practical applications of concepts. This text is available in a variety of formats — print and digital. Check your favorite digital provider for your eText, including CourseSmart, Kindle, Nook, and more. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Exercise positive conflict management and resolution skills Understand why communication is essential to interpersonal relationships Question the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors about conflict they have experienced in the past 0205956262 / 9780205956265 Managing Conflict Through Communication Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205862136 / 9780205862139 Managing Conflict through Communication 5/e

Culture of Prejudice

Author: Judith C. Blackwell
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442600039
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The principal theme of the book is that social science is at its best, and most exciting, when it confronts and refutes "cultures of prejudice"—intricate systems of beliefs and attitudes that sustain many forms of social oppression and that are, themselves, sustained by ignorance and fear of the unknown and the unfamiliar.

Care Home Stories

Author: Sally Chivers
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839438055
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Institutional care for seniors offers a cultural repository for fears and hopes about an aging population. Although enormous changes have occurred in how institutional care is structured, the legacies of the poorhouse still persist, creating panicked views of the nursing home as a dreaded fate. The paradoxical nature of a space meant to be both hospital and home offers up critical tensions for examination by age studies scholars. The essays in this book challenge stereotypes of institutional care for older adults, illustrate the changes that have occurred over time, and illuminate the continuities in the stories we tell about nursing homes.