A Fundamental Fear

Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism
Author: Bobby S. Sayyid,Salman Sayyid
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842771976
Category: History
Page: 185
View: 682
This is a provocative account of the ways in which Muslim identities have come to play an increasingly political role in recent years. Theoretically innovative, it shows how Islamic movements -- despite the wide variety of their manifestations -- are best understood as a continuation of political and cultural decolonization. The fear and anxiety aroused by the so-called Islamic threat is not a myth nor is it simply a consequence of terrorism or fundamentalism. The emergence of Islamism signals the end of the uncontested notion that ‘West is best’. As the author demonstrates, Islamism means having to rethink Western identity and its place in the world, having to come to terms with the idea that the West is just another civilization among many. This study draws upon the full breadth of poststructuralist thought as a means of better understanding Islamism. As such, it is necessary reading for all those who are interested in the Muslim world -- in both its state and diasporic forms -- as well as academics concerned with questions of ‘race’ and place in a poststructuralist context.

A Fundamental Fear

Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism
Author: S. Sayyid
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783601930
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
View: 8430
The fear and anxiety aroused by Islamism is not a myth, nor is it simply a consequence of terrorism or fundamentalism. Writing in 1997, before 9/11 and before the austerity that has bred a new generation of far right groups across Europe and the US, S. Sayyid warned of a spectre haunting Western civilization. This groundbreaking book, banned by the Malaysian government, is both an analysis of the conditions that have made ‘Islamic fundamentalism’ possible and a provocative account of the ways in which Muslim identities have come to play an increasingly political role throughout the world. This is a pioneering, provocative and intricately crafted study, which shows the challenge of Islamism is not only geopolitical or even cultural but also epistemological.

Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology

Author: Paul H Blaney,Theodore Millon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199705828
Category: Psychology
Page: 840
View: 5603
While most abnormal psychology texts seem to aim solely for breadth, the acclaimed Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology aims for depth, with a focus on adult disorders and special attention given to the personality disorders. Almost a decade has passed since the first edition was published, establishing itself as an unparalleled guide for professionals and graduate students alike, and in this second edition, esteemed editors Paul H. Blaney and Theodore Millon have once again selected the most eminent researchers in abnormal psychology to cover all the major mental disorders, allowing them to discuss notable issues in the various pathologies which are their expertise. This collection exposes readers to exceptional scholarship, a history of psychopathology, the logic of the best approaches to current disorders, and an expert outlook on what future researchers and mental health professionals will be facing in the years to come. With extensive coverage of personality disorders and issues related to classification and differential diagnosis, this volume will be exceptionally useful for all mental health workers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, and as a textbook focused on understanding psychopathology in depth, as well as a valuable guide for graduate psychology students and psychiatric residents.

Living Your Own Life

Existential Analysis in Action
Author: Silvia Laengle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429915799
Category: Psychology
Page: 218
View: 5289
This multi-author anthology is a short introduction to the world of existential psychotherapy, and specifically Existential Analysis. It gives concrete answers and demonstrates a way to apply this thinking in practice, providing outlines of its theoretical background, including Alfried Langle's four fundamental motivations. The main themes of the book are: working with emotionality and subjective experience and its importance for a fulfilling life; meaning and happiness; and spirituality and temporality. It covers psychological disorders and their treatment in adults and children, and also deals with disability and handicap.

Religionsgemeinschaften, Zivilgesellschaft und Staat

Zum Verhältnis von Politik und Religion in Deutschland
Author: Klaus von Beyme
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365809785X
Category: Political Science
Page: 267
View: 3338
Das Verhältnis von Religion und Politik schien lange vergessen oder verdrängt. Es wird erst in den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten wieder intensiver erforscht. Das wachsende Interesse an Religion und Politik ist auch Ausgangspunkt für diesen Band, der das symbiotische Verhältnis von Politik und Religion in Deutschland analysiert. Dabei wird die Rolle der beiden Volkskirchen zwischen Säkularisierung und Wiederkehr des Religiösen genauso behandelt, wie das Aufkommen von anderen Religionsgemeinschaften oder die Bedeutung des Islams für die deutsche Gesellschaft und das politische System.

The Malaysian Islamic party PAS 1951-2013

Islamism in a mottled nation
Author: Farish Noor
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9048521815
Category: Religion
Page: 268
View: 2106
The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS is the biggest opposition party in Malaysia today and one of the most prominent Islamist parties in Southeast Asia. This work recounts the historical development of PAS from 1951 to the present, and looks at how it has risen to become a political movement that is both local and transnational, tracking its rise from the Cold War to the age of the War on Terror, and its evolving ideological postures - from anti-colonialism to post-revolutionary Islamism, as the party adapted itself to the realities of the postmodern global age. PAS's long engagement with modernity and its nuanced approach to the goal of state capture is the focus of this work, as it recounts the story of the Islamist party and Malaysia by extension. -Farish A. Noor is Associate Professor for the Contemporary Islam Programme at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and member of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Panel of Global Experts on Religion and Politics in Asia.

Great Physicists

The Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking
Author: William H. Cropper
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195173246
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 500
View: 3213
Presents profiles of thirty scientists, including Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Richard Feynman, and Edwin Hubble.

Sexuality and Globalization: An Introduction to a Phenomenology of Sexualities

Author: L. Bibard
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137469293
Category: Political Science
Page: 101
View: 2117
The book argues that a universally widespread virility currently prevents humans from realizing their sexualities, which are originally the feminine and the masculine. This obstacle may be traced back to Renaissance humanism, whose core intention is to take control over the so-called 'nature."

The New Orientalists

Postmodern Representations of Islam from Foucault to Baudrillard
Author: Ian Almond
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857730932
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 5393
The west’s Orientalism, its construction of an Arabic and Islamic ‘Other’, has been exposed, examined and expurgated under the critical theory microscope. At the same time postmodern thinkers from Nietzsche onwards have employed the motifs and symbols of the Islamic Orient within an ongoing critique of western modernity, an appropriation which - this hugely controversial book argues - runs every risk of becoming a new and more insidious branch of Orientalism. Examining the work of Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Jean Baudrillard, Julia Kristeva and Slavoj Zizek and of postmodern writers from Borges to Salman Rushdie and Orhan Pamuk, Ian Almond also draws on Muslim thinkers including Akbar S. Ahmed and Bobby S. Sayyid in this rigorous yet provocative book to expose the implications of this ‘use’ of Islam for both the postmodern project and for Islam itself. In light of the current climate of fear and hysteria about the Islamic world, The New Orientalists could hardly be more timely.

Lessons from the Light

What We Can Learn from the Near-Death Experience
Author: Kenneth Ring,Evelyn Elsaesser Valarino
Publisher: Moment Point Press
ISBN: 1609259955
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 368
View: 6201
While providing many accounts of near-death experiences (NDEs) from men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds, Lessons from the Light is much more than just an inspiring collection of NDEs. In Lessons near-death expert Kenneth Ring extracts the pure gold of the NDE and with a beautiful balance of sound research and human insight reveals the practical wisdom held within these experiences. As Stanley Krippner states, "In this remarkable book, Ring presents evidence that merely learning about the near-death experience has similar positive effects to those reported by people who actually have had near-death experiences. Kenneth Ring is one of the few authors whose gifts include the capacity to transform their readers' lives."

Freedom and Terror

Reason and Unreason in Politics
Author: Gabriel Weimann,Abraham Kaplan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136827692
Category: Philosophy
Page: 208
View: 9563
This book examines reason and unreason in the legal and political responses to terrorism.

From Culture of Fear to Society of Trust

Author: Janez Juhant,Bojan Žalec
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643904142
Category: Religion
Page: 267
View: 5853
Fear is an emotion that is strongly connected with violence and with the darkest periods of history, including terrorism, genocides, and totalitarianism. It is especially important for theology, where it can be considered to have very positive aspects. However, worldwide cultures are too often burdened with unnecessary fear. There are different factors involved in the cultivation of an 'adequate culture' of fear, and one of them is the certainly that mankind does indeed know how to cultivate it. Therefore, awareness and knowledge about the concept of fear is necessary. This book helps to increase and widen that understanding. (Series: Theology East-West / Theologie Ost-West - Vol. 17)

Fear, avoidance, and phobias

a fundamental analysis
Author: Maurice Ray Denny
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum
Category: Psychology
Page: 455
View: 6176
The first volume to comprehensively address aversively motivated events and behavior in almost 20 years, Fear, Avoidance and Phobias presents updated and expanded research in this complex and important area. Nearly every aspect of research on fear and its removal is covered to some extent in this text including: learned helplessness, phobias, self-punitive behavior, conditioned analgesia, taste aversions, math models, fear systems in the brain, two-factor theory of avoidance, relaxation/relief, memory for aversive events, and conditioned inhibition of fear and its extinction.

Schizoid Phenomena, Object Relations and the Self

Author: Harry Guntrip
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1780498969
Category: Psychology
Page: 440
View: 4542
Based on a series of clinical studies of schizoid problems, this book is a sequel to Harry Guntrip's theoretical study of the emergence of the schizoid problem, Personality Structure and Human Interaction (1961). It includes revised versions of earlier papers, and also much original material. In Part 1, a description of the schizoid position is given, in terms of relation to the external world, internal states of ego disintegration and, the core of the problem, the dissociated and lost emotional heart of the total self.Part 2 reviews the theoretical development which makes it necessary to see manic-depressive problems in the light of the deeper and more subtle schizoid condition. Part 3, on "The Nature of Basic Ego-Weakness", seeks to assess fully the importance of Winnicott's research into the earliest beginnings of ego development, as the infant slowly grows into psychic separation from the mother, a process that involves both the opportunity for individuation and also the risk of loss of relationship, as well as the risk of possibly permanent stunting of the ego development instead of growth of basic ego relatedness in the mentally healthy person.Part 4 explores the implications for psychotherapy of the study of the schizoid problem, particularly in the matter of the personal therapeutic relationship of therapist and patient. And finally, in Part 5, the review of theory is put on a broad foundation with a chapter on "The Concept of Psychodynamic Science" and another comparing the ego theories of Hartmann and the "object-relational" thinkers, Melanie Klein, Fairbairn, and Winnicott.

Fear, Anxiety and Panic

Exploring & Discovering Their Wisdom
Author: Dean Smith
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479706337
Category: Self-Help
Page: 109
View: 9236
I am a thirty-two-year-old school teacher and have suffered from agoraphobia, panic attacks, and generalised anxiety for the past twenty years. Over the years, I have sought help from many psychiatrists, psychologists, general practioners, hypnotherapists, and centres ‘specialising’ in the treatment of anxiety and panic. But of the dozens I saw, half had no personal experience with anxiety or panic themselves, and the other half wanted to medicate me so heavily that I could barely care for my newborn. At my darkest hour, feeling there was no hope for me and that the life I wanted to live would be a dream and not a possible reality, I met Dean Smith. The fi rst time I met Dean, I walked in already convinced that he would be just like all the others and that this would all prove to be another dead end for me. However, at the end of our fi rst session, I called my husband, in sobbing tears, saying that I had fi nally found the person who could help me . . . , and he did. Dean’s approach to treating anxiety, panic, and fear allowed me to confront my demons but never once feeling afraid to do so. His practical exercises were confronting but had an amazing result. Each session taught me to both challenge and accept my thinking without being frightened anymore. After a year of working with Dean and applying his techniques to my life, my dream life finally became a reality. I once was too afraid to venture to the local shops for fear of having a panic attack in public. In March 2011, I got on a plane with my husband and son and fulfi lled my lifelong dream of going to Europe. Dean Smith gave me the tools to begin my life and discover who I truly am. I am and remain forever grateful to him. Nicky Anxiety and panic attacks led me to Dean. I didn’t know or understand what was wrong with me or why these attacks were starting to affect my life and well-being. I went to Dean because I thought I needed ‘fi xing’ because something was wrong with me. Working together, I started to learn tools that helped me understand my anxiety. This helped me to stop fearing it; I can honestly say I’m not scared anymore! Yet working with my emotions, using the many skills that I have learnt from Dean, helped me to see that I don’t need fi xing. I am perfectly normal, and my anxieties are symptoms triggered by something much deeper, thirty-fi ve years of shame, guilt, and perfectionism . . . Now something was beginning to change – me. This has been the biggest challenge in my life; however, beginning to fi nally lean into my feelings of vulnerability, working with them, and understanding them has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. My greatest gratitude goes to Dean for helping me through my journey of awareness. Brenda

Divided, But Not Disconnected

German Experiences of the Cold War
Author: Tobias Hochscherf,Christoph Laucht,Andrew Plowman
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845456467
Category: History
Page: 276
View: 8230
The Allied agreement after the Second World War did not only partition Germany, it divided the nation along the fault-lines of a new bipolar world order. This inner border made Germany a unique place to experience the Cold War, and the “German question” in this post-1945 variant remained inextricably entwined with the vicissitudes of the Cold War until its end. This volume explores how social and cultural practices in both German states between 1949 and 1989 were shaped by the existence of this inner border, putting them on opposing sides of the ideological divide between the Western and Eastern blocs, as well as stabilizing relations between them. This volume’s interdisciplinary approach addresses important intersections between history, politics, and culture, offering an important new appraisal of the German experiences of the Cold War.

The Super Human Effect

My Quest For The Moment When Everything Changes
Author: Dennis Rodriguez
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452532966
Category: Self-Help
Page: 200
View: 5073
Fear has picked up uncontrollable speed in our world today. Skyrocketing unemployment rates, the threat of a worldwide economic collapse, global warming, civil unrest, terrorism, and what the end of the Mayan calendar might bring in 2012 have put the prospects of a better life on hold for many throughout the world. Trips have been canceled, weddings postponed; fulfilling jobs aligned with our skills and passion are not pursued for security reasons. Is fear destined to win? The Super Human Effect is an exploration of the moment when our life’s purpose is revealed and the actions that stem from this inspired epiphany. As we strip away disempowering beliefs, painful references, and a strong identification with our limiting sense of self, we allow for our authentic nature to be re-ignited and inspired action to be released. Along with inspiring stories of the moment when everything changed in the lives of influential figures, author Dennis Rodriguez shares in “real time” his decision-making process to resign a university director position after eight years and during the “deepest recession since the Great Depression” to follow his spiritual heart and live the life in public he has led in private—a life committed to eradicating fear.

The Ideology of Order

A Comparative Analysis of Jean Bodin and Thomas Hobbes
Author: Preston King
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135253331
Category: Political Science
Page: 366
View: 4023
A school of thought traceable to the political writings of Bodin and Hobbes believes that "order" is the cardinal principle which takes precedence over "justice" - which is reduced to conformity. The main concern of this book is to analyse this tradition through study of its progenitors.


The Art of Building Relationships
Author: Clint Stonebraker
Publisher: Stonebrakers Inc
ISBN: 0970232799
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 176
View: 2209
So many of us struggle with building and maintaining relationships and end up trudging through life, missing out on countless joyful experiences.Whether we desire to improve relationships with family, peers or significant others, many of us need help learning how to be close to people. Connected: The Art of Building Relationships will help you answer and enhance the quality of your life by increasing your passion, intimacy and vulnerability.

The Dread of Difference

Gender and the Horror Film
Author: Barry Keith Grant
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477302425
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 560
View: 3536
"The Dread of Difference is a classic. Few film studies texts have been so widely read and so influential. It's rarely on the shelf at my university library, so continuously does it circulate. Now this new edition expands the already comprehensive coverage of gender in the horror film with new essays on recent developments such as the Hostel series and torture porn. Informative and enlightening, this updated classic is an essential reference for fans and students of horror movies."—Stephen Prince, editor of The Horror Film and author of Digital Visual Effects in Cinema: The Seduction of Reality "An impressive array of distinguished scholars . . . gazes deeply into the darkness and then forms a Dionysian chorus reaffirming that sexuality and the monstrous are indeed mated in many horror films."—Choice "An extremely useful introduction to recent thinking about gender issues within this genre."—Film Theory