A Life of One's Own

Author: Marion Milner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136727450
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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How often do we ask ourselves, ‘What will make me happy? What do I really want from life?’ In A Life of One’s Own Marion Milner explores these questions and embarks on a seven year personal journey to discover what it is that makes her happy. On its first publication, W. H. Auden found the book ‘as exciting as a detective story’ and, as Milner searches out clues, the reader quickly becomes involved in the chase. Using her own personal diaries, kept over many years, she analyses moments of everyday life and discovers ways of being, of looking, of moving, that bring surprising joy – ways which can be embraced by anyone. With a new introduction by Rachel Bowlby this classic remains a great adventure in thinking and living and will be essential reading for all those interested in reflecting on the nature of their own happiness – whether readers from a literary, an artistic, a historical, an educational or a psychoanalytic/psychotherapeutic background.

A Life of One's Own

Individual Rights and the Welfare State
Author: David Kelley
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 9781882577712
Category: Philosophy
Page: 176
View: 9517
David Kelley subjects the institutions of the contemporary welfare state to sustained and withering criticism. "A Life of One's Own" is a devastating refutation of the flawed concept of "welfare rights." Kelley presents empirical evidence of the welfare state's effects on behavior, historical research on the origins of the welfare state (and on what it displaced), and philosophical clarification of such core ideas as freedom and rights. After a careful examination of the various arguments made on behalf of welfare rights, Kelley concludes that "the concept of welfare rights is invalid."

A Life of One's Own

Author: Hilda Bernstein
Publisher: Jacana Media
ISBN: 9781919931081
Category: English
Page: 292
View: 8817
This is an account of a father and daughter seeking lives of their own, each of whom is trapped in the Soviet Union by choice, circumstance and history but 20 years apart.

A Life of One's Own

Childhood and Youth
Author: Gerald Brenan
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521297349
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
View: 3816
Autobiography of the novelist which covers the years spent in Malta and ends with his departure from England in 1919 to live in Spain.


Making a Life of One's Own
Author: Kate Bolick
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0385347146
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 9746
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book “Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman’s existence.” So begins Spinster, a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single. Using her own experiences as a starting point, journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick invites us into her carefully considered, passionately lived life, weaving together the past and present to examine why­ she—along with over 100 million American women, whose ranks keep growing—remains unmarried. This unprecedented demographic shift, Bolick explains, is the logical outcome of hundreds of years of change that has neither been fully understood, nor appreciated. Spinster introduces a cast of pioneering women from the last century whose genius, tenacity, and flair for drama have emboldened Bolick to fashion her life on her own terms: columnist Neith Boyce, essayist Maeve Brennan, social visionary Charlotte Perkins Gilman, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, and novelist Edith Wharton. By animating their unconventional ideas and choices, Bolick shows us that contemporary debates about settling down, and having it all, are timeless—the crucible upon which all thoughtful women have tried for centuries to forge a good life. Intellectually substantial and deeply personal, Spinster is both an unreservedly inquisitive memoir and a broader cultural exploration that asks us to acknowledge the opportunities within ourselves to live authentically. Bolick offers us a way back into our own lives—a chance to see those splendid years when we were young and unencumbered, or middle-aged and finally left to our own devices, for what they really are: unbounded and our own to savor. From the Hardcover edition.

A life of one's own

three gifted women and the men they married
Author: Joan Dash
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 388
View: 5302

A Life of One's Own

A Guide to Original Living Through the Work and Wisdom of Virginia Woolf
Author: Ilana R. Simons
Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780143112259
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 202
View: 1595
Draws on the wisdom of one of the twentieth century's most acclaimed authors to provide a lively guide to enhancing the quality of everyday life as revealed in the words of Virginia Woolf, covering such topics as Accept Solitude, Take on Challenging Friendships, Change Routine, Lie to Encourage Your Friends, and Read and Be More. Original. 35,000 first printing.

A Life of One's Own

Author: Zofia Jaremko Pytowska
Publisher: Netsource Dist Services
ISBN: 9781582440545
Category: Fiction
Page: 372
View: 4740

Mach, was Du willst

Design Thinking fürs Leben
Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843713634
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
View: 8710
Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!
Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641239842
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
View: 1418
Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

A God of One's Own

Religion's Capacity for Peace and Potential for Violence
Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745646190
Category: Religion
Page: 231
View: 7520
`A volume with more than enough ideas to inspire the study of religion for the foreseeable future. The author's acclaimed individualization thesis is put to work in the context of an emerging debate concerning the cultivation of humanity: one between believers in various forms of religious universals, and a form of cosmopolitanism which acknowledges that variety is the spice of life. Whatever the "God of one's own" owes to universalism, Beck's controversial argument is that the most effective God of one's own lies with non-essentialist, relatively modest and sceptical, cosmopolitan realism.' Paul Heelas, Lancaster University `This new book from one of Europe's leading thinkers is a welcome, thoughtful engagement with the prominence of religion in the contemporary world. Writing as an unabashed sociological secularist, but one who refuses the simplifications of typical ideas of secularization, Beck explores religion's contradictory potentials, patterns of individuation and group identity, and the relation of religion to the "crisis of European modernity". Beck should inspire other sociologists and secularists to think harder about phenomena they too often ignore.' Craig Calhoun, New York University and President, Social Science Research Council A life of one's own, a room of one's own, a God of one's own: in the context of Western modernity, where the ethic of individual self-fulfilment has become a powerful current, religious faith, where it exists, has been channelled through the prism of one's own life, experience and self-knowledge. Individuals use religious experiences to construct their own religious shelter, making decisions about faith rather than simply deferring to the institutionalized religions into which they were born. But faith-whether individualized or expressed within the framework of institutionalized religion-opens up a chasm between believers and non-believers and casts doubt on the ability of the religions to bring about peace. Today, argues Beck, our world has a chance of surviving only if the many faiths succeed in civilizing themselves and committing themselves to the principle of mutual tolerance. Hence the central question that will decide the continued existence of humanity: How can we conceive of a type of inter-religious tolerance in which loving one's neighbour does not imply war to the death, a type of tolerance whose goal is not truth but peace?

Bewusster leben und lieben

von der Kunst, sich selbst und anderen zu begegnen
Author: Gay Hendricks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783466305599
Page: 343
View: 8960


Institutionalized Individualism and Its Social and Political Consequences
Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761961119
Category: Social Science
Page: 221
View: 8968
Individualization argues that we are in the midst of a fundamental change in the nature of society and politics. This change hinges around two processes: globalization and individualization. The book demonstrates that individualization is a structural characteristic of highly differentiated societies, and does not imperil social cohesion, but actually makes it possible. Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim argue that it is vital to distinguish between the neo-liberal idea of the free-market individual and the concept of individualization. The result is the most complete discussion of individualization currently available, showing how individualization relates to basic social rights and also paid employment; and concluding that in

Die Besessenen

Author: Elif Batuman
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036991182
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 8626
Warum bloß bleibt Hans Castorp in Thomas Manns Zauberberg sieben Jahre im Sanatorium, obwohl er selbst keine Tuberkulose hat? Natürlich geht es um die Liebe. Und um die Liebe dreht sich auch alles in »Die Besessenen«. Elif Batuman erzählt von ihrer großen Bewunderung für die klassischen russischen Autoren und tut dies auf eine so kluge und berührende Weise, dass man bald selbst vor Begeisterung sprüht. Dabei liest sie niemals, ohne nicht gleichzeitig mit einem Auge auf ihr Leben und die Menschen um sie herum zu schielen. Wie Don Quixote zieht sie aus, um in der Welt etwas über die Literatur zu erfahren und in den Büchern etwas über die Welt. Batuman schreibt dabei mit so viel schillernder Raffinesse, dass am Ende keine Literaturwissenschaft entsteht, sondern Literatur.

A life of your own

a woman's guide to living alone ...
Author: Harriet La Barre
Publisher: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 209
View: 1448