The Principles of the Art of Conversation


Author: John Pentland Mahaffy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110807863X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

View: 3944

In this light-hearted book, the classical scholar J. P. Mahaffy (1839-1919) analyses the art of conversation in the same way that a classical scholar would analyse the art of rhetoric, discussing theoretical models as well as taking examples from history and from his own social life.

Gadamer's Hermeneutics and the Art of Conversation


Author: Andrzej Wiercinski

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 364311172X

Category: Religion

Page: 652

View: 8647

Gadamer's Hermeneutics and the Art of Conversation covers the nature of dialogue and understanding in Hans-Georg Gadamer's lingually oriented hermeneutics and its relevance for contemporary philosophy. This timely collection of essays stresses the fundamental significance of the other for a further development of Heidegger's analytics of Dasein. By recognizing the priority of the other over oneself, Gadamerian hermeneutics founds a culture of dialogue sorely needed in our multi-cultural globalized community. The essays solicited for this volume are presented in three thematic blocks: "Hermeneutic Conversation," "Hermeneutics, Aesthetics, and Transcendence," "Hermeneutic Ethics, Education, and Politics." The volume proposes a dynamic understanding of hermeneutics as putting into practice the art of conversation.

The Art of Conversation

And how to Apply Its Technique


Author: Milton Wright

Publisher: N.A


Category: Conversation

Page: 354

View: 1103

Couples Companion: Meditations & Exercises for Getting the Love You Want

A Workbook for Couples


Author: Harville Hendrix,Helen Hunt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671868837

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 7188

Shows how an enlightened relationship can lead to spiritual growth and personal healing and offers a life-changing program for doing so. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Successful Blended Families

Promoting Great Stepfamilies


Author: Dr. Mabel Radebe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469146657

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 1819

According to experts, being involved in a prior marriage decreases the success rate of subsequent marriages. The aim of this book is to reduce the failure rate of remarriages and to promote the success of blended families. Successful Blended Families addresses the common challenges of blended family life and provides practical tools for dealing with them effectively. Attention is given to children in these families, step-parenting, preparation for remarriage as well as the building blocks for a successful blended family. If you are in a blended family or planning to establish such a family, this book is for you. If you are a professional who works with blended families or you simply want to gain more insight and understanding of blended family life, this book is worth reading.

The Many Faces of Josephine Baker

Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy


Author: N.A

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613730373

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 7570

With determination and audacity, Josephine Baker exploited her comic and musical abilities to become a worldwide icon of the Jazz Age. The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy provides the first in-depth portrait of this remarkable woman for young adults. Digging beneath the sensationalism usually associated with Baker and her uninhibited dancing, author Peggy Caravantes follows Baker's remarkable life from her childhood in the depths of poverty, to her comedic rise in vaudeville, to fame in Europe, outspoken participation in the US Civil Rights Movement, espionage work for the French Resistance during World War II, and adoption of 12 children, each from a different nationality, ethnicity, or religious group—her "rainbow tribe." Also included are informative sidebars on relevant topics such as the 1917 East St. Louis riot, Pullman railway porters, the Charleston, and more; lush photographs; an appendix updating readers on the lives of the rainbow tribe; and source notes and a bibliography, making this a must-have resource for any student, Baker fan, or history buff. Peggy Caravantes is a former English and history teacher, middle school principal, and deputy school superintendent. She is the author of 16 books for middle grades and young adult readers, including Petticoat Spies: Six Women Spies of the Civil War and American Hero: The Audie Murphy Story. Her YA biographies have been selected for the California Titles for Young Adults, Tri-State Books of Note, and the Top Forty Young Adult Nonfiction Books lists. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Questions Couples Ask

Answers to the Top 100 Marital Questions


Author: Les and Leslie Parrott

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310873592

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 1475

From communication, conflict, and careers to sex, in-laws, and money. Questions Couples Ask is your first resource for help with the foremost hurdles of marriage. Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott share cutting-edge insights on the 100 top questions married couples ask. Whether you want to improve your own marriage or nurture the marriages of others, Christianity's premier husband-wife marriage counseling team equips you with expert advice for building a thriving relationship.How can I be honest without hurting my partner’s feelings?What do we do when one of us is a spender and one of us is a hoarder?What can we do to protect our marriage against extramarital affairs?How can we be more spiritually intimate as a married couple?

Interracial Couples, Intimacy, and Therapy

Crossing Racial Borders


Author: Kyle D. Killian

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153647X

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 1925

Grounded in the personal narratives of twenty interracial couples with multiracial children, this volume uniquely explores interracial couples' encounters with racism and discrimination, partner difference, family identity, and counseling and therapy. It intimately portrays how race, class, and gender shape relationship dynamics and a partner's sense of belonging. Assessment tools and intervention techniques help professionals and scholars work effectively with multiracial families as they negotiate difference, resist familial and societal disapproval, and strive for increased intimacy. The book concludes with a discussion of interracial couples in cinema and literature, the sensationalization of multiracial relations in mass media, and how to further liberalize partner selection across racial borders.