The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology


Author: Alexander W. Kusnecov,Hymie Anisman

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 111997951X

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

View: 8546

This comprehensive resource details the history, methodology anddevelopment of research into psychoneuroimmunology, balancing itwith meticulous coverage of both the clinical aspects and practicalapplications of the subject. A much-needed reference including overviews of key advances inthe field Discusses how psychoneuroimmunological research is conceivedand executed Includes contributions from a wealth of experts in thefield Forward by Robert Ader and Nicholas Cohen, founders of thediscipline Authoritative and interdisciplinary in scope - integratingbiological and behavioral science

Brand Meaning

Meaning, Myth and Mystique in Today’s Brands


Author: Mark Batey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317558022

Category: Psychology

Page: 230

View: 8195

This second edition of Brand Meaning lays out new territory for the understanding of how brands both acquire and provide meaning. The author draws on his experience with leading international companies to propose a compelling framework for the conscious and unconscious ways in which people connect with products and brands. Revised and updated, it contains contemporary as well as classic examples of brand meaning in practice from various countries, and expands on the theory, methods and applications of brand meaning. The book’s multidisciplinary approach and concise yet comprehensive content makes it an ideal supplemental reader for undergraduate, graduate, and MBA courses, as well as valuable reading for practitioners in the fields of marketing, advertising and consumer research. For more information, visit

Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love


Author: R. Howard Bloch

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226059907

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 7360

Until now the advent of Western romantic love has been seen as a liberation from—or antidote to—ten centuries of misogyny. In this major contribution to gender studies, R. Howard Bloch demonstrates how similar the ubiquitous antifeminism of medieval times and the romantic idealization of woman actually are. Through analyses of a broad range of patristic and medieval texts, Bloch explores the Christian construction of gender in which the flesh is feminized, the feminine is aestheticized, and aesthetics are condemned in theological terms. Tracing the underlying theme of virginity from the Church Fathers to the courtly poets, Bloch establishes the continuity between early Christian antifeminism and the idealization of woman that emerged in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. In conclusion he explains the likely social, economic, and legal causes for the seeming inversion of the terms of misogyny into those of an idealizing tradition of love that exists alongside its earlier avatar until the current era. This startling study will be of great value to students of medieval literature as well as to historians of culture and gender.

Man and Woman, War and Peace

The Strategist's Companion


Author: Anthony Wilden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780710098672

Category: Communication.

Page: 335

View: 9922

Voluptuous Panic

The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin (Expanded Edition)


Author: Mel Gordon

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 193259597X

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

View: 3237

This seductive sourcebook of rare visual delights from pre-Nazi, Cabaret-period “Babylon on the Spree” has the distinction of being praised both by scholars and avatars of contemporary culture, inspiring hip club goers, filmmakers, gay historians, graphic designers, and musicians like the Dresden Dolls and Marilyn Manson. This expanded edition includes “Sex Magic and the Occult,” documenting German pagan cults and their often-bizarre erotic rituals, including instructions for entering into the “Sexual Fourth Dimension.” Mel Gordon is professor of theater at the University of California, Berkeley, and is also the author of Erik Jan Hanussen: Hitler’s Jewish Clairvoyant (Feral House).

Child Honouring

How to Turn This World Around


Author: Raffi Cavoukian,Sharna Olfman

Publisher: Homeland Press

ISBN: 9780986644603

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 313

View: 546

The philosophy of Child Honouring is captured in this anthology of essays by leading child advocacy proponents. The introduction by Raffi and foreword by the Dalai Llama focus on the importance of looking at the world and the future through the lens of "what's best for kids is what's best for us all." Contributors from across many disciplines include renowned child development author Penelope Leach, Nobel Prize nominee Lloyd Axworthy, celebrated cultural historian Riane Eisler, bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver, and ecological economist Ron Colman.

Life among the Anthros and Other Essays


Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834549

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Clifford Geertz (1926-2006) was perhaps the most influential anthropologist of our time, but his influence extended far beyond his field to encompass all facets of contemporary life. Nowhere were his gifts for directness, humor, and steady revelation more evident than in the pages of the New York Review of Books, where for nearly four decades he shared his acute vision of the world in all its peculiarity. This book brings together the finest of Geertz's review essays from the New York Review along with a representative selection of later pieces written at the height of his powers, some that first appeared in periodicals such as Dissent, others never before published. This collection exemplifies Geertz's extraordinary range of concerns, beginning with his first essay for the Review in 1967, in which he reviews, with muffled hilarity, the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. This book includes Geertz's unflinching meditations on Western academia's encounters with the non-Western world, and on the shifting and clashing places of societies in the world generally. Geertz writes eloquently and arrestingly about such major figures as Gandhi, Foucault, and Genet, and on topics as varied as Islam, globalization, feminism, and the failings of nationalism. Life among the Anthros and Other Essays demonstrates Geertz's uncommon wisdom and consistently keen and hopeful humor, confirming his status as one of our most important and enduring public intellectuals.

The Memory of Tiresias

Intertextuality and Film


Author: Mikhail Iampolski

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520085302

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 326

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"Iampolski deals with concepts and ideas that are highly complex and frequently very abstract, yet his discussion—and the progression of his analyses—is always precise and easy to follow. . . . Each of his points is grounded in a careful examination of a specific text, and most of the texts are well-known to American audiences."—Vladimir Padunov, University of Pittsburgh

Houses, Secrets, and the Closet

Locating Masculinities from the Gothic Novel to Henry James


Author: Gero Bauer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839434688

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 439

»Houses, Secrets, and the Closet« investigates the literary production of masculinities and their relation to secrets and sexualities in 18th and 19th century fiction. It focusses on close readings of Gothic fiction, Sensation Novels, and tales by Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Wilkie Collins, and Henry James. The study approaches these texts through the lens of domestic space, gender, knowledge, and power. This approach serves to investigate the cultural roots of the 'closet' - the male homosexual secret - which reveals a more general notion of male secrecy in modern society. The study thus contributes to a better understanding of the cultural history of masculinities and sexualities.

Psychoanalytic Accounts of Consuming Desire

Hearts of Darkness


Author: John Desmond

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137289082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 6680

Provides an accessible introduction to psychoanalytic explanations of consumer desire. Topics are drawn widely to reflect the scope of Freud's vision and include dreams, sexuality and hysteria. Discussion is widened to selectively include authors such as Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan, and to include evaluation of current research.

Interrogating the Real


Author: Slavoj ?i?ek

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472510836

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

View: 1908

Slavoj ?i?ek is one of the world's foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose vividly adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the most high profile thinkers of our time. Covering psychoanalysis, philosophy and popular culture and drawing on a heady mix of Marxist politics, Hegelian dialectics and Lacanian psychoanalysis, the writings collected in Interrogating the Real reflect not only the remarkable extent of ?i?ek's varied interests, but also reveal his controversial and dynamic style.

Becoming Visible

A Reader in Gay & Lesbian History for High School & College Students


Author: Kevin Jennings

Publisher: Alyson Books


Category: History

Page: 297

View: 4360

A Reader in Gay and Lesbian History for High School and College Students A sweeping introduction to gay history for casual readers as well as for classroom use.

Literatur und Lebenskunst

Festschrift für Gerd Rohmann


Author: Eva Oppermann

Publisher: kassel university press GmbH

ISBN: 3899581679

Category: Authorship

Page: 298

View: 8464

A Poetics of Relation

Caribbean Women Writing at the Millennium


Author: O. Ferly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137089350

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

View: 635

A Poetics of Relation fosters a dialogue across islands and languages between established and lesser-known authors, bringing together archipelagic and diasporic voices from the Francophone and Hispanic Antilles. In this pan-diasporic study, Ferly shows that a comparative analysis of female narratives is often most pertinent across linguistic zones.

Inner Work

Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth


Author: Robert A. Johnson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061959618

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 9327

From Robert A. Johnson, the bestselling author of Transformation, Owning Your Own Shadow, and the groundbreaking works He, She, and We, comes a practical four-step approach to using dreams and the imagination for a journey of inner transformation. In Inner Work, the renowned Jungian analyst offers a powerful and direct way to approach the inner world of the unconscious, often resulting in a central transformative experience. A repackaged classic by a major name in the field, Robert Johnson’s Inner Work enables us to find extraordinary strengths and resources in the hidden depths of our own subconscious.

The Sexual History of the World War


Author: Magnus Hirschfeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410225405

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 8236

CONTENTS: Introduction The Release of Sexual Restraints War Wives and Immorality Eroticism of Nurses Sensuality in the Trenches Venereal Diseases Women Soldiers and Female Battalions Homosexuality and Transvestitism Regulation of Army Brothels Prostitution Behind the Lines Lust in the Conquered Areas Civilian Debauchery Back Home Genital Injuries, War Eunuchs, Etc. Sex Life of War Prisoners Amatory Adventures of Female Spies Eroticism Behind Military Drill Propaganda and Sex Lies The Bestialization of Man Sadism, Rape, and Other Atrocities Post-War Revolution and Sexuality Appendix-U.S. Starts Cleanup of Camp Followers

Women and the Colonial Gaze


Author: Tamara L. Hunt,Micheline R. Lessard

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814736475

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 6406

In its fourth edition, this fully revised and updated survey covers the rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people under present law, specifically in regard to freedom of speech and association, employment, housing, the military, family and parenting, and HIV disease. Utilizing an accessible question-and-answer format and nontechnical language, The Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender People provides an overview for understanding both the general themes in legal doctrine and the way in which individuals can begin the process of asserting rights provided by the law. The volume is a useful starting point for people facing discrimination or legal uncertainty and helps readers navigate the turbulent and constantly changing waters of the laws regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. New to this edition are two appendixes that include contact information for national and regional LGBT legal groups, an overview of the legal system to explain some of the terms and concepts that appear throughout the book, and a summary of highlights of the law state by state.


Black Lace Classics


Author: Emma Holly

Publisher: Black Lace

ISBN: 9780352346926

Category: Erotic stories

Page: 320

View: 9932

Ever been tempted? When bookstore owner Kate comes home from work to find her two male flatmates in bed - together - she is surprised. And even more so when they ask her to join in. Up until now, Kate has hidden her fantasies of her superhot flatmates. But she sets aside her inhibitions and embarks on a ménage à trois. But even though she knows this kind of pleasure cannot last, Kate can't help but let herself become hooked...

On the Edge of the Bush

Anthropology as Experience


Author: Victor Witter Turner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 6966