Wild lives

Author: Terrie Waddell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317724046
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Wild/lives draws on myth, popular culture and analytical psychology to trace the machinations of 'trickster' in contemporary film and television. This archetypal energy traditionally gravitates toward liminal spaces – physical locations and shifting states of mind. By focusing on productions set in remote or isolated spaces, Terrie Waddell explores how key trickster-infused sites of transition reflect the psychological fragility of their willing and unwilling occupants. In differing ways, the selected texts – Deadwood, Grizzly Man, Lost, Solaris, The Biggest Loser, Amores Perros and Repulsion – all play with inner and outer marginality. As this study demonstrates, the dramatic potential of transition is not always geared toward resolution. Prolonging the anxiety of change is an increasingly popular option. Trickster moves within this wildness and instability to agitate a form of dialogue between conscious and unconscious processes. Waddell's imaginative interpretation of screen material and her original positioning of trickster will inspire students of media, cinema, gender and Jungian studies, as well as academics with an interest in the application of Post-Jungian ideas to screen culture.

The Trickster in Ginsberg

Author: Katherine Campbell Mead-Brewer
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786464690
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"By looking at different trickster narratives and a wide variety of primary and secondary resources on Allen Ginsberg as well as his poetry, this study seeks to contribute to the current literature on the poetry of the Beats and of Allen Ginsberg, specifically his "Howl," and the ways it continues to expand in meaning, depth, and significance today"--Provided by publisher.

Navajo Talking Picture

Author: Randolph Lewis
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803240821
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Navajo Talking Picture, released in 1985, is one of the earliest and most controversial works of Native cinema. It is a documentary by Los Angeles filmmaker Arlene Bowman, who travels to the Navajo reservation to record the traditional ways of her grandmother in order to understand her own cultural heritage. For reasons that have often confused viewers, the filmmaker persists despite her traditional grandmother’s forceful objections to the apparent invasion of her privacy. What emerges is a strange and thought-provoking work that abruptly calls into question the issue of insider versus outsider and other assumptions that have obscured the complexities of Native art. Randolph Lewis offers an insightful introduction and analysis of Navajo Talking Picture, in which he shows that it is not simply the first Navajo-produced film but also a path-breaking work in the history of indigenous media in the United States. Placing the film in a number of revealing contexts, including the long history of Navajo people working in Hollywood, the ethics of documentary filmmaking, and the often problematic reception of Native art, Lewis explores the tensions and mysteries hidden in this unsettling but fascinating film.

The Trickster and the System

Author: Helena Bassil-Morozow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317635175
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For centuries, the trickster has been used in various narratives, including mythological, literary and cinematic, to convey the idea of agency, rebellion and, often turbulent, progress. In The Trickster and the System: Identity and Agency in Contemporary Society, Helena Bassil-Morozow shows how the trickster can be seen as a metaphor to describe the psycho-anthropological concept of change, an impulse that challenges the existing order of things, a progressive force that is a-structural and anti-structural in its nature. The book is about being able to see things from an unusual, even ‘odd’, perspective, which does not coincide with the homogenous normality of the mass, or the social system, or a political ideology, or some other kind of authority. The Trickster and the System offers an analytical paradigm which can be used to examine relationships between tricksters and systems, change and stability, in a wide range of social, political and cultural contexts. It covers a range of systems, describes different types of tricksters and discusses possible conflicts, tensions and dialogues between the two opposing sides. One of the central ideas of the book is that social systems use shame as a tool to control and manage all kinds of tricksters – individuality, agency, creativity, spontaneity, innovation and initiative, to name but a few. The author argues that any society that neglects its tricksters (agents of change), ends up suffering from decay, stagnation – or even mass hysterical outbursts. The Trickster and the System: Identity and Agency in Contemporary Society provides a fresh perspective on the trickster figure in a variety of cultural contexts. It covers a range of psychological, cultural, social and political phenomena, from personal issues to the highest level of society’s functioning: self-esteem and shame, lifestyle and relationships, creativity and self-expression, media, advertising, economy, political ideology and, most importantly, human identity and authenticity. The book is essential reading for scholars in the areas of psychoanalysis, analytical psychology, myth, cultural and media studies, narrative analysis, cultural anthropology, as well as anyone interested in critical issues in contemporary culture. Helena Bassil-Morozow is a cultural philosopher, film scholar and academic writer whose many publications include Tim Burton: The Monster and the Crowd (Routledge, 2010) and The Trickster in Contemporary Film (Routledge, 2011). Helena is currently working on another Routledge project, Jungian Film Studies: the Essential Guide (co-authored with Luke Hockley). Her principal academic affiliation is the University of Bedfordshire, Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science.

Eavesdropping

Author: Lucy Huskinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317577043
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What can depictions of psychotherapy on screen teach us about ourselves? In Eavesdropping, a selection of contributions from internationally-based film consultants, practicing psychotherapists and interdisciplinary scholars investigate the curious dynamics that occur when films and television programmes attempt to portray the psychotherapist, and the complexities of psychotherapy, for popular audiences. The book evaluates the potential mismatch between the onscreen psychotherapist, whose raison d’être is to entertain and engage global audiences, and the professional, real-life counterpart, who becomes intimately involved with the dramas of their patients. While several contributors conclude that actual psychotherapy, and the way psychotherapists and their clients grapple with notions of fantasy and reality, would make a rather poor show, Eavesdropping demonstrates the importance of psychotherapy and psychotherapists on-screen in assisting us to wrestle with the discomfort – and humour - of our lives. Offering a unique insight into perceptions of psychotherapy, Eavesdropping will be essential and insightful reading for analytical psychologists, psychoanalysts, academics and students of depth psychology, film and television studies, media studies and literature, as well as filmmakers.

The Lost Child Complex in Australian Film

Author: Terrie Waddell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138939684
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The mythologising of lost and abandoned children significantly influences Australian storytelling. In The Lost Child Complex in Australian Film, Terrie Waddell looks at the concept of the 'lost child' from a psychological and cultural perspective. Taking an interdisciplinary Jungian approach, she re-evaluates this cyclic storytelling motif in history, literature, and the creative arts, as the nucleus of a cultural complex - a group obsession that as Jung argued of all complexes, has us. Waddell explores 'the lost child' in its many manifestations, as an element of the individual and collective psyche, historically related to the trauma of colonisation and war, and as key theme in Australian cinema from the industry's formative years to the present day. The films discussed in textual depth transcend literal lost in the bush mythologies, or actual cases of displaced children, to focus on vulnerable children rendered lost through government and institutional practices, and adult/parental characters developmentally arrested by comforting or traumatic childhood memories. The victory/winning fixation governing the USA - diametrically opposed to the lost child motif - is also discussed as a comparative example of the mesmerising nature of the cultural complex. Examining iconic characters and events, such as the Gallipoli Campaign and Trump's presidency, and films such as The Babadook, Lion, and Predestination, this book scrutinises the way in which a culture talks to itself, about itself. This analysis looks beyond the melancholy traditionally ascribed to the lost child, by arguing that the repetitive and prolific imagery that this theme stimulates, can be positive and inspiring. The Lost Child Complex in Australian Film is a unique and compelling work which will be highly relevant for academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian ideas, cultural studies, screen, and media studies. It will also appeal to Jungian psychotherapists and analytical psychologists as well as readers with a broader interest in Australian history and politics.

SPUREN

Author: Louise Erdrich
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783518462270
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Brain Changer Denken Sie Ihr Leben neu

Author: David DiSalvo
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662472880
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Neu über das Denken nachdenken – das Geheimnis der Metakognition Der erfolgreiche Wissenschaftsautor David DiSalvo legt mit diesem ungewöhnlichen Buch einen nützlichen Leitfaden für ein verändertes, besseres Denken vor. In gewohnt zugänglicher und nachvollziehbarer Weise erklärt DiSalvo, wie das menschliche Denken funktioniert und welche Bedeutung die verschiedenen Feedback-Schleifen im Gehirn dafür haben. Er zeigt, wie wir unserem Denken durch Metakognition – also durch Nachdenken über das Denken – eine neue Richtung geben und somit die Reaktionen unseres Gehirns unmittelbar beeinflussen können. Anhand von anschaulichen Beispielen und mit Blick auf die großen Lebensthemen wie Beziehungen, Beruf, Gesundheit und persönliche Entwicklung demonstriert DiSalvo, dass die ungeheure Anpassungsfähigkeit unseres Gehirns der wichtigste Faktor ist, wenn es darum geht, unser Empfinden und Handeln zu beeinflussen – ein machtvolles Werkzeug, mit dem wir unser Leben verändern können. David DiSalvo fasst Jahrzehnte der psychologischen Forschung zusammen und gibt uns bewährte, wissenschaftlich bestätigte Tipps, wie wir die ganze Kraft unseres Gehirns nutzen können – vom Kaugummikauen über das Schreiben des eigenen Nachrufs bis zum Gurgeln mit Limonade. Sie werden staunen, auf wie viele Arten Sie den tuckernden Motor in Ihrem Kopf auf Touren bringen können Jesse Bering, Autor von Die Erfindung Gottes: wie die Evolution den Glauben schuf Der Autor David DiSalvo ist Wissenschaftsjournalist und schreibt unter anderem für Scientific American Mind, Forbes, Psychology Today und Wall Street Journal über naturwissenschaftliche, technische und kulturelle Themen. Er führt zudem die beliebten Blogs Neuronarrative, Neuropsyched und The Daily Brain und hat mehrere Bücher verfasst, darunter das ebenfalls bei Springer Spektrum erschienene Was Ihr Gehirn glücklich macht ... und warum sie genau das Gegenteil tun sollten.