Aging Parents Ambivalent Baby Boomers

Aging Parents  Ambivalent Baby Boomers

Being able to speak one's mind openly , to relate to parents as friends , was also mentioned by Mark , a high school teacher who grew up in Seattle , Washington : How a parent / son relationship can blossom into a friendship , as peers ...

Author: Jayne E. Maugans

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0930390237

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 196

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Bringing critical theory to bear on questions of gerontology, Maugans corrects gerontology's traditional leanings. Aging Parents, Ambivalent Baby Boomers includes reflections on the society rather than just the individual and looks at qualitative as well as quantitative methods.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Social Networks at Work

Social Networks at Work

We emphasize ambivalence because it represents a vastly understudied form of multiplexity (Methot et al., ... How would these multiplex positive relationships compare to multiplex ambivalent relationships such as competitor friends?

Author: Daniel J. Brass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351332040

Category: Psychology

Page: 380

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Social Networks at Work provides the latest thinking, from top-notch experts, on social networks as they apply to industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology. Each chapter provides an in-depth review along with discussions of future research and managerial implications of the social network perspective. Altogether, the volume illustrates the importance of adding a social capital perspective to the traditional human capital focus of I/O psychology. The volume is organized into two groups of chapters: the first seven chapters focus on specific network concepts (such as centrality, affect, negative ties, multiplexity, cognition, and structural holes) applied across a variety of topics. The remaining eight chapters focus on common I/O topics (such as personality, creativity, turnover, careers, person–environment fit, employment, teams, and leadership) and examine each from a network perspective, applying a variety of network concepts to the topic. This volume is suited for students and academics interested in applying a social network perspective to their work, as well as for practicing managers. Each topic area provides a useful review and guide for future research, as well as implications for managerial action.
Categories: Psychology

Modernity and Ambivalence

Modernity and Ambivalence

2 The Social Construction of Ambivalence There are friends and enemies. And there are strangers. Friends and enemies stand in an opposition to each other. The first are what the second are not, and vice versa. This does not, however, ...

Author: Zygmunt Bauman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745638119

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Modern civilization, Bauman argues, promised to make our lives understandable and open to our control. This has not happened and today we no longer believe it ever will. In this book, now available in paperback, Bauman argues that our postmodern age is the time for reconciliation with ambivalence, we must learn how to live in an incurably ambiguous world.
Categories: Social Science

Ambivalent Alliance

Ambivalent Alliance

The decade that began with the guns of August 1914 and ended with the collapse of the Third Republic's last anticlerical offensive in 192.5 marked the apogee of the ambivalent friendship between the integral nationalists and the ...

Author: Oscar L. Arnal

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822977056

Category: History

Page: 264

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Ambivalent Alliance convincingly defends several provocative insights into a key period in the history of French Catholicism. It investigates the strange marriage of convenience, from 1899 to 1939, between the French church and the ultra-rightist, chauvinist, monarchist, and anti-Semitic organization called the Acton Française, and raises many disturbing questions. Why did an increasingly international church find a narrowly patriotic group so appealing? How could it endorse a movement founded by an agnostic whose philosophy sanctioned violence and the persecution of Jews and othe “undesirables”? The twentieth-century French church was still feeling the shock waves of the French Revolution, assaulted from without and torn from within regarding its role in politics. Challenging the views of prominent historians of the period, Arnal shows that between 1899 and 1939 Catholic leaders pursued a consistent strategy of political and social conservatism. Whereas many regarded the church's flirtations with social democracy and its occasional attempts to rally French Catholics behind constitutional politics as proof of its progressive character, Arnal sees a fundamentally reactionary continuity in church leadership. Pius XI did not condemn the Acton Française for its fascist ideology; he feared independence among Catholics more than the radical right. Arnal's wide-ranging study brings a controversial new interpretation to the political and ecclesiastical history of the twentieth-century.
Categories: History

Friendship and Love Ethics and Politics

Friendship and Love  Ethics and Politics

Ambivalent Friendship . Anglican Conflicthandling and Education for Peace in Jerusalem 1920–1948 . Lund : Lund University Press , 2005 . Sogner , Sölvi , Marie Lindstedt Cronberg & Hilde Sandvik . “ Women in Court ” In People Meet the ...

Author: Eva ™sterberg

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9639776602

Category: History

Page: 240

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For friendship, love and sexuality, it touches upon changes in the distinctions between private and public, in subject-formation and legal practices, as well as the varying cultural, existential and ethical importance of close relations in history.
Categories: History

The Philosophy and Psychology of Ambivalence

The Philosophy and Psychology of Ambivalence

They are followed by another group of students walking arm-in-arm with tears on their cheeks, sad that they won't have another class with their beloved teacher, already missing close friends and cherishing memories of a stage of life ...

Author: Berit Brogaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429641763

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

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This book collects original essays by top scholars that address questions about the nature, origins, and effects of ambivalence. While the nature of agency has received an enormous amount of attention, relatively little has been written about ambivalence or how it relates to topics such as agency, rationality, justification, knowledge, autonomy, self-governance, well-being, social cognition, and various other topics. Ambivalence presents unique questions related to many major philosophical debates. For example, it relates to debates about virtues, rationality, and decision-making, agency or authenticity, emotions, and social or political metacognition. It is also relevant to a variety of larger debates in philosophy and psychology, including nature vs. nature, objectivity vs. subjectivity, or nomothetic vs. idiographic. The essays in this book offer novel and wide-ranging perspectives on this emerging philosophical topic. They will be of interest to researchers and advanced students working in ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and social cognition.
Categories: Philosophy

The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan

The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan

In addition, while the Arthur Miller and Kazan friendship was considerably strained by the director's HUAC appearance, Williams remained loyal to his friend. Writing in his autobiography about Williams and the rejection he suffered from ...

Author: Ron Briley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442271685

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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The films covered in this volume include Viva Zapata (1952), On the Waterfront (1954), East of Eden (1954), Baby Doll (1956), A Face in the Crowd (1957), Splendor in the Grass (1961), America, America (1963), and The Last Tycoon (1976).
Categories: Performing Arts

The Art of Empathy

The Art of Empathy

In the June 2011 issue of Scientific American Mind, science writer Kirsten Weir looked at a number of studies on ambivalent friends, or frenemies 46 (friends who let you down, clash with you continually, and just can't get into sync ...

Author: Karla McLaren

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781622030675

Category: Self-Help

Page: 328

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What if there were a single skill that could directly and radically improve your relationships and your emotional life? Empathy, teaches Karla McLaren, is that skill. With The Art of Empathy, she teaches us how to perceive and feel the experiences of others with clarity and authenticity—to connect with them more deeply and effectively. Informed by current insights from neuroscience, social psychology, and healing traditions, this book explores: Why empathy is not a mystical phenomenon but a natural, innate ability that we can strengthen and develop How to identify and regulate our emotions and boundaries The process of shifting into the perspective of others How to provide support in a sensitive and healthy way Insights for navigating our hyper-connected social landscape Targeted chapters for improving family, workplace, and intimate relationships Ways to expand our empathy to our community, global levels of society, and the natural world More than ever, reflects Karla McLaren, the time for empathy has come. The Art of Empathy brings welcome, practical guidance for mastering this essential life skill.
Categories: Self-Help

Ambivalent Engagement

Ambivalent Engagement

FINAL THOUGHTS Something of ambivalence can be discerned in U.S. engagement in Southeast Asia over the course of the ... long-standing friends and allies of the United States: Thailand has always proudly claimed to be America's oldest ...

Author: Joseph Chinyong Liow

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815729686

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

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The paradox of U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia The Obama administration’s pivot-to-Asia policy establishes an important place for Southeast Asia in U.S. foreign policy. But Washington’s attention to the region has fluctuated dramatically, from the intense intervention of the cold war era to near neglect in more recent years. As a consequence, countries in Southeast Asia worry that the United States once again will become distracted by other problems and disengage from the region. This book written by an astute observer of the region and U.S. policy casts light on the sources of these anxieties. A main consideration is that it still is not clear how Southeast Asia fits into U.S. strategy for Asia and the broader world. Is the region central to U.S. policymaking, or an afterthought? Ambivalent Engagement highlights a dilemma that is becoming increasingly conspicuous and problematic. Southeast Asia continues to rely on the United States to play an active role in the region even though it is an external power. But the countries of Southeast Asia have very different views about precisely what role the United States should play. The consequences of this ambivalence will grow in importance with the expanding role of yet another outside power, China.
Categories: Political Science



His passionate but ambivalent friendship with Scholem , overshadowed by what his friends in Jerusalem considered Jonas's “ betrayal of Zionism ” and by growing differences of opinion on scholarly matters — resulting from the clash of ...

Author: Hans Jonas

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584656395


Page: 364

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When Hans Jonas died in 1993 at the age of 89, he was revered among American scholars specializing in European philosophy, but his thought had not yet made great inroads among a wider public. In Germany, conversely, during the 1980s, when Jonas himself was an octogenarian, he became a veritable intellectual celebrity, owing to the runaway success of his 1979 book, The Imperative of Responsibility, a dense philosophical work that sold 200,000 copies. An extraordinarily timely work today, The Imperative of Responsibility focuses on the ever-widening gap between humankind’s enormous technological capacities and its diminished moral sensibilities. The book became something of a cultural shibboleth; he himself became a celebrated public intellectual. For Jonas, this development must have been enormously gratifying. In the 1920s, Jonas studied philosophy with Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger at the universities in Marburg and Freiburg, but the Nazi regime’s early attempts at Aryanizing the universities forced Jonas to leave Germany for London in 1933. He emigrated to Palestine in 1935 and eventually enlisted in the British Army’s Jewish Brigade to fight against Hitlerism. Following the Israeli War of Independence (in which he also fought), he emigrated to the United States and took a position in 1955 at the New School for Social Research in New York. He became part of a circle of friends around Hannah Arendt and Heinrich Blucher, which included Adolph Lowe and Paul Tillich. Because Jonas’s life spanned the entire twentieth century, this memoir provides nuanced pictures of German Jewry during the Weimar Republic, of German Zionism, of the Jewish emigrants in Palestine during the 1930s and 1940s, and of German Jewish émigré intellectuals in New York. In addition, Jonas outlines the development of his work, beginning with his studies under Husserl and Heidegger and extending through his later metaphysical speculations about “God after Auschwitz.” This memoir, a collection of heterogeneous unpublished materials—diaries, memoirs, letters, interviews, and public statements—has been shaped and organized by Christian Wiese, whose afterword links the Jewish dimensions of Jonas’s biography and philosophy.
Categories: PHILOSOPHY