A revealing exploration of people whose wealth, fame, beauty, and social status grant them immense power.
Author: Paul L. Hokemeyer
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
Category: Social Science
A revealing exploration of people whose wealth, fame, beauty, and social status grant them immense power. Celebrity culture drives us to aspire to be like the few who seem to have figured out how to have it all. But is it possible that they simultaneously have everything and nothing at all? Having treated some of the world’s most successful people, psychotherapist “Dr. Paul” sets out to answer why so many people who have everything end up feeling like their achievements are never enough—as well as what that pattern can reveal about ourselves and the society in which we live. The exclusivity of living behind the velvet rope or the gilded gate doesn’t guarantee happiness for the rich, famous, and powerful; there are downsides to attainment as well. We all—including people who seem protected by their privileged lives—can experience the self-destructive behaviors common to modern life, including chronic stress, addiction, anxiety, imposter syndrome, infidelity, negative body image, and narcissism. Division marks our era. There’s a growing separation between the haves and have nots, men and women, as well as the empowered and the disenfranchised. At the same time, our culture is defined by celebrities, and the powerful, affluent people we put on a pedestal to idolize and emulate. Too often, we think our lives would be better if we could have what they have or be more like them. It’s time to realize that even the most admired people can go through life feeling unloved and unable to escape their problems. From the therapist’s chair, we learn how feelings of shame, insecurity, abandonment, and emotional pain are all part of the human condition. With empathy, we can overcome our sense of isolation by realizing that we all crave—and deserve—understanding, intimacy, and real connection.
I am in awe of her patience, and grateful for her help. As always, the virtues of the
book result from a myriad of fruitful collaborations; the faults are entirely mine. A Fragile Power CHAPTE R O N E Scientists As Acknowledgments xiii.
Author: Chandra Mukerji
Publisher: Princeton University Press
When the National Science Foundation funds research about the earth's crust and the Department of Energy supports studies on the disposal of nuclear wastes, what do they expect for their money? Most scientists believe that in such cases the government wants information for immediate use or directions for seeking future benefits from nature. Challenging this oversimplified view, Chandra Mukerji depicts a more complex interdependence between science and the state. She uses vivid examples from the heavily funded field of oceanography, particularly from recent work on seafloor hot springs and on ocean disposal of nuclear wastes, to raise questions about science as it is practiced and financed today. She finds that scientists act less as purveyors of knowledge to the government than as an elite and highly skilled talent pool retained to give legitimacy to U.S. policies and programs: scientists allow their authority to be projected onto government officials who use scientific ideas for political purposes. Writing in a crisp and jargon-free style, Mukerji reveals the peculiar mix of autonomy and dependency defined for researchers after World War II--a mix that has changed since then but that continues to shape the practical conduct of science. Scientists use their control over the scientific content of research to convince themselves of their autonomy and to achieve some power in their dealings with funding agencies, but they remain fundamentally dependent on the state. Mukerji argues that they constitute a kind of reserve force, like the Army or Navy reserves, paid by the government to do research only because science is politically essential to the workings of the modern state. This book is essential reading not only for sociologists and students of science and society, and for oceanographers, but also for every scientist whose work depends directly or indirectly on government support. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Nevertheless, it is on the topic of confidence that a relationship between our '
moral powers' and 'fragile beliefs' can be uncovered; that is, the moral power of
human capability can be seen in relation to the fragile belief ofhuman confidence.
Author: Joseph Carlisle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Internationally renowned philosophers and up-and-coming researchers explore the intersection of philosophy of religion and moral philosophy.
Exploring three arenas of conflict and solidarity--the home, the workplace, and the street--Arlette Farge offers the reader an intimate social history, bringing long-dead citizens and vanished social groups back to life with sensitivity and ...
Author: Arlette Farge
Publisher: Harvard University Press
The rich and complex texture of working-class neighborhoods in eighteenth-century Paris comes vibrantly alive in this collage of the experiences of ordinary people--men and women, rich and poor, masters and servants, neighbors and colleagues. Exploring three arenas of conflict and solidarity--the home, the workplace, and the street--Arlette Farge offers the reader an intimate social history, bringing long-dead citizens and vanished social groups back to life with sensitivity and perception.
Etzioni-Halevy develops a third or democratic- elite model, based on historical and comparative perspectives. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Author: Eva Etzioni-Halevy
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Social Science
For more than a generation now, there has been a competition between two alternative theories of the nature of power in Western democracies: the pluralist model and the critical or elite model (including Marxism). Etzioni-Halevy develops a third or democratic- elite model, based on historical and comparative perspectives. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
But it is precisely where the moral claims are most strongly asserted and where
the will to power is most emphatically ... power is asserted with the self-
righteousness of a crusader and with an air of supreme confidence, it is a fragile power ...
Author: Mark T. Mitchell
Publisher: Gateway Editions
Category: Political Science
A Marriage Made in Hell Where did they come from, these furiously self-righteous “social justice warriors”? The growing radicalism and intolerance on the American left is the result of the strange union of Nietzsche’s “will to power” and a secularized Puritan moralism. In this penetrating study, Mark T. Mitchell explains how this marriage made in hell gave birth to a powerful and destructive political and social movement. Having declared that “God is dead,” Friedrich Nietzsche identified the “will to power” as the fundamental force of human life. There is no good or evil in a Nietzschean world—only the interests of the strong. Reason and the common good have no place there. The Puritan, by contrast, is morally rigorous, zealous to promote virtue and punish vice. America’s Puritan tradition, now thoroughly de-Christianized, has been reduced to a self-righteous moral absolutism that focuses on the faults of others, intent on avenging the sins of society, institutions, and the past in pursuit of the secularized ideals of equality, diversity, and social justice. As Nietzsche’s ideas have permeated our culture, a new generation of radicals has embraced the rhetoric and tactics of the will to power. But the strength of America’s residual Puritanism keeps them only half-baked Nietzscheans. More Christian than they care to admit, they cling to a moralism that Nietzsche would despise. The incoherence of their mixed creed dooms social justice warriors to perpetual frustration. Their identity politics generates ever more radical demands that can never be satisfied, further fracturing a society in desperate need of a unifying myth. We seem to be left with only two options, Mitchell concludes—Nietzsche or Christ, the will to power or the will to truth. The choice is bracingly simple.
A Fragile Revolution investigates the complex relationship between ex-mental patients, the government, the mental health system, and mental health professionals.
Author: Barbara Everett
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Category: Political Science
Despite two centuries and three major reform movements, mental patients have remained on the outside of the mainstream of society, often living in poverty and violence. Today we are undergoing yet another period of reform and, in a historical first, ex-mental patients, now calling themselves consumers and psychiatric survivors, have been recruited in record numbers by the Ontario government to participate in the change process. A Fragile Revolution investigates the complex relationship between ex-mental patients, the government, the mental health system, and mental health professionals. It also explores how the recent changes in policy have affected that relationship, creating new tensions and new opportunities. Using qualitative interviews with prominent consumer and survivor activists, Everett examines how consumers and survivors define themselves, how they define mental illness, and how their personal experience has been translated into political action. While it is clear that consumers and survivors have affected the rhetoric of reform, they know that words do not equal action. As they struggle to develop their own separate advocacy agenda, they acknowledge that theirs is a fragile revolution, but one that is here to stay.
Author: Maryland. Constitutional ConventionPublish On: 1864
... I ask that almost unknown , that standing . fragile power which the gentleman
from BalUpon this doctrine of allegiance , which is timore city ( Mr . Cushing )
yesterday said was the second point to which I shall advert , it is too little to be
Author: Christopher P. LehmanPublish On: 2014-07-29
The book examines how the coalition among the national African American civil rights organizations disintegrated between 1967 and 1973 as a result of the factionalism that splintered the groups from within as well as the federal government ...
Author: Christopher P. Lehman
Category: Political Science
The book examines how the coalition among the national African American civil rights organizations disintegrated between 1967 and 1973 as a result of the factionalism that splintered the groups from within as well as the federal government's sabotage of the Civil Rights Movement. • Identifies the instances in which the civil rights groups acted as a united coalition between 1967 and 1973 and recognizes how disagreements on separatism, feminism, and political campaigning split the Civil Rights Movement into individual civil rights groups • Establishes the importance of women to the survival of the Movement in its later years • Shows how the Movement influenced antiwar demonstrations of the era and struggled to remain nonviolent as Black Power militancy peaked • Details efforts by the White House, the FBI, and state governments to infiltrate and sabotage the Movement • Provides broad content ideal for undergraduate and graduate college students taking courses on the Civil Rights Movement as well as for professional and lay historians
Author: Charles Forbes comte de MontalembertPublish On: 1852
It consists essentially in the division of powers and in their reciprocal control ; for
such have been from all times the ... or modern England ; whilst the unitarian
force has only produced a dazzling but ephemeral grandeur and a fragile power
The same concerns are mirrored in Hobbes's view of power , wherein wrong
valuation of one's power is analogous to a false opinion . The concept of power is
offered to direct people in social interactions in much the same way that the
powers as the Separation of Powers — Early Doctrines It is hardly surprising that
the constitutional turmoil of the ... if the abuse of governmental power was to be
restrained effectively , but for this purpose the judicial function was subsumed ...
Author: Helen Cunningham
Published by the Judicial Commission of New South Wales. This book is no longer available from The Federation Press. To purchase a copy or for further information, please contact the Judicial Commission on email [email protected], putting "Fragile Bastion" or "publishing" in the subject line.
To be precise , Dante adds one more power to the concupiscible , namely , love .
St . Augustine says that love is the root of all other passions . 16 St . Thomas calls
love the first of the concupiscible passions . ? Dante places love above the ...
This richly informative book contributes to the understanding we need to formulate and implement effective foreign policies for the Middle East in general and Syria in particular.
Author: Martha Neff Kessler
Syria, a nation unfamiliar to many Americans, is a crucial player in Middle East affairs. Its involvement in Lebanon requires that any attempts to resolve the problems there take into account Syrian interests. Syrian-Israeli animosity and recent confrontations in Lebanon and the Golan Heights make Syria pivotal in Arab-Israeli relations. Its historically strong role in the Arab world gives Syria the potential to help shape Arab views today, to mediate on behalf of Arabs dealing with the superpowers, and to help preserve peace throughout the region. In this welcome and timely study, Martha Neff Kessler outlines Syrian history to show why other Arab states frequently look to Syria for leadership and to explain the sources of factionalism that plagues the nation today. Kessler next examines the makeup of modern Syria - its diverse ethnic and religious groups, its politics, and the long leadership of President Hafiz Assad. After reviewing Syria?s relationships with other Middle East countries and with the Soviet Union, Kessler addresses the future, particularly the need for US-Syrian dialogue and the ways the United States can work toward that goal. US difficulties in dealing with certain regions of the world have too often stemmed from lack of knowledge about the people and nations of those regions. This richly informative book contributes to the understanding we need to formulate and implement effective foreign policies for the Middle East in general and Syria in particular. Bradley E. Hosmer Lieutenant General, United States Air Force President, National Defense University
The book is an original contribution to the study of the construction of masculinity in the Chinese context from a comparative perspective (Euro-American).
Author: Geng Song
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Category: Social Science
The Fragile Scholar examines the pre-modern construction of Chinese masculinity from the popular image of the fragile scholar (caizi) in late imperial Chinese fiction and drama. The book is an original contribution to the study of the construction of masculinity in the Chinese context from a comparative perspective (Euro-American). Its central thesis is that the concept of "masculinity" in pre-modern China was conceived in the network of hierarchical social and political power in a homosocial context rather than in opposition to "woman." In other words, gender discourse was more power-based than sex-based in pre-modern China, and Chinese masculinity was androgynous in nature. The author explains how the caizi discourse embodied the mediation between elite culture and popular culture by giving voice to the desire, fantasy, wants and tastes of urbanites.
which Clement describes as " all those in a particular relationship to capital ; that
is , those who own , control and / or manage ( at a senior level ) all corporations
employing the labour power of others , including their families . ” 13 We are ...
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