Publisher :Vintage Release Date :2012-11-14 ISBN 13:0345805887 Total Pages :336 pages Rating :4.4/5 (345 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt An Anthropologist on Mars :
Download or Read book An Anthropologist on Mars written by Oliver Sacks and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2012-11-14 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.
Publisher : Release Date :1981 ISBN 13: Total Pages : pages Rating :4.8/5 (89 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt An Anthropologist on Mars :
Download or Read book An Anthropologist on Mars written by Colin Thubron and published by . This book was released on 1981 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher : Release Date :2004 ISBN 13: Total Pages : pages Rating :4.9/5 (93 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt An Anthropologist on Mars :
Download or Read book An Anthropologist on Mars written by Oliver W. Sacks and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Portraits of seven neurological patients, including a surgeon affected by Tourette's syndrome, a colour blind artist and an autistic professor who cannot decipher social exchanges between humans but whose career involves intuitive understanding of animal behaviour. The author shows us a new perspective on the way our brains construct our individual worlds.
Publisher :Lennex Release Date :2013-03 ISBN 13:9785458804035 Total Pages :44 pages Rating :4.0/5 (84 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt 100 Statements about an Anthropologist on Mars :
Download or Read book 100 Statements about an Anthropologist on Mars written by Charlie Garling and published by Lennex. This book was released on 2013-03 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
Publisher : Release Date :1964 ISBN 13:9780330341677 Total Pages :339 pages Rating :4.4/5 (341 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt An Area of Darkness :
Download or Read book An Area of Darkness written by Oliver W. Sacks and published by . This book was released on 1964 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher :CRC Press Release Date :2017-07-05 ISBN 13:1351351451 Total Pages :97 pages Rating :4.5/5 (351 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt An Analysis of Oliver Sacks's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales :
Download or Read book An Analysis of Oliver Sacks's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales written by Dario Krpan and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 97 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, neurologist Oliver Sacks looked at the cutting-edge work taking place in his field, and decided that much of it was not fit for purpose. Sacks found it hard to understand why most doctors adopted a mechanical and impersonal approach to their patients, and opened his mind to new ways to treat people with neurological disorders. He explored the question of deciding what such new ways might be by deploying his formidable creative thinking skills. Sacks felt the issues at the heart of patient care needed redefining, because the way they were being dealt with hurt not only patients, but practitioners too. They limited a physician’s capacity to understand and then treat a patient’s condition. To highlight the issue, Sacks wrote the stories of 24 patients and their neurological clinical conditions. In the process, he rebelled against traditional methodology by focusing on his patients’ subjective experiences. Sacks did not only write about his patients in original ways – he attempt to come up with creative ways of treating them as well. At root, his method was to try to help each person individually, with the core aim of finding meaning and a sense of identity despite, or even thanks to, the patients’ condition. Sacks thus redefined the issue of neurological work in a new way, and his ideas were so influential that they heralded the arrival of a broader movement – narrative medicine – that placed stronger emphasis on listening to and incorporating patients’ experiences and insights into their care.
Publisher :Edinburgh University Press Release Date :2016-02-04 ISBN 13:0748691588 Total Pages :184 pages Rating :4.4/5 (748 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Time, Technology and Environment :
Download or Read book Time, Technology and Environment written by Marco Altamirano and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2016-02-04 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Marco Altamirano critiques the modern concept of nature to chart a new trajectory for the philosophy of nature. He reveals the modern origins of the epistemological configuration of nature, where a subject confronts an object in space (and at time t), and wonders about her mode of access to that object. After critiquing the spatial orientation of this concept of nature, Altamirano shows that a new concept of time is necessary to reinstall the subject within its concrete ecology. Altamirano goes on to deploy conceptual resources excavated from Deleuze, Guattari, Foucault and Leroi-Gourhan to show how technology, which bypasses the nature-artifice distinction, is an essential dimension of the philosophy of nature. Ultimately, this book draws the profile of a concept of nature based on time and technology that escapes the nature-artifice distinction that has mired the philosophy of nature for so long.
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing Release Date :2017-10-26 ISBN 13:1844577139 Total Pages :112 pages Rating :4.4/5 (844 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Blade Runner :
Download or Read book Blade Runner written by Scott Bukatman and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-10-26 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Ridley Scott's dystopian classic Blade Runner, an adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, combines noir with science fiction to create a groundbreaking cyberpunk vision of urban life in the twenty-first century. With replicants on the run, the rain-drenched Los Angeles which Blade Runner imagines is a city of oppression and enclosure, but a city in which transgression and disorder can always erupt. Graced by stunning sets, lighting, effects, costumes and photography, Blade Runner succeeds brilliantly in depicting a world at once uncannily familiar and startlingly new. In his innovative and nuanced reading, Scott Bukatman details the making of Blade Runner and its steadily improving fortunes following its release in 1982. He situates the film in terms of debates about postmodernism, which have informed much of the criticism devoted to it, but argues that its tensions derive also from the quintessentially twentieth-century, modernist experience of the city – as a space both imprisoning and liberating. In his foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Bukatman suggests that Blade Runner 's visual complexity allows it to translate successfully to the world of high definition and on-demand home cinema. He looks back to the sciencefiction tradition of the early 1980s, and on to the key changes in the 'final' version of the film in 2007, which risk diminishing the sense of instability created in the original.
Publisher :Taylor & Francis Release Date :2016-10-04 ISBN 13:1317405021 Total Pages :226 pages Rating :4.1/5 (317 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Celebrating the Wounded Healer Psychotherapist :
Download or Read book Celebrating the Wounded Healer Psychotherapist written by Sharon Klayman Farber and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Why would someone decide to become a psychotherapist? It is well-known within the field that psychoanalysts and psychotherapists are often drawn to their future professions as a result of early traumatic experiences and being helped by their own psychoanalytic treatment. While dedicating their lives to relieving emotional suffering without being judgmental, they fear compromising their reputations if they publicly acknowledge such suffering in themselves. This phenomenon is nearly universal among those in the helping professions, yet there are few books dedicated to the issue. In this innovative book, Farber and a distinguished range of contributors examine how the role of the ‘wounded healer’ was instrumental in the formulation of psychoanalysis, and how using their own woundedness can help clinicians work more effectively with their patients, and advance theory in a more informed manner. Celebrating the Wounded Healer Psychotherapist will be of interest to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, graduate students in clinical disciplines including psychology, social work, ministry/chaplaincy and nursing, as well as the general public.
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2021-06-08 ISBN 13:1541675169 Total Pages :272 pages Rating :4.4/5 (541 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Coming to Our Senses :
Download or Read book Coming to Our Senses written by Susan R. Barry and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-06-08 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A neurobiologist reexamines the personal nature of perception in this groundbreaking guide to a new model for our senses. We think of perception as a passive, mechanical process, as if our eyes are cameras and our ears microphones. But as neurobiologist Susan R. Barry argues, perception is a deeply personal act. Our environments, our relationships, and our actions shape and reshape our senses throughout our lives. This idea is no more apparent than in the cases of people who gain senses as adults. Barry tells the stories of Liam McCoy, practically blind from birth, and Zohra Damji, born deaf, in the decade following surgeries that restored their senses. As Liam and Zohra learned entirely new ways of being, Barry discovered an entirely new model of the nature of perception. Coming to Our Senses is a celebration of human resilience and a powerful reminder that, before you can really understand other people, you must first recognize that their worlds are fundamentally different from your own.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2014-06-05 ISBN 13:1107060362 Total Pages :211 pages Rating :4.0/5 (17 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Anthropology of the Brain :
Download or Read book Anthropology of the Brain written by Roger Bartra and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-06-05 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A novel study on consciousness and the brain that places culture at the center of the analysis.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2020-06-03 ISBN 13:1000185532 Total Pages :248 pages Rating :4.0/5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Monster Anthropology :
Download or Read book Monster Anthropology written by Yasmine Musharbash and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-06-03 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Monsters are culturally meaningful across the world. Starting from this key premise, this book tackles monsters in the context of social change. Writing in a time of violent upheaval, when technological innovation brings forth new monsters while others perish as part of the widespread extinctions that signify the Anthropocene, contributors argue that putting monsters at the center of social analysis opens up new perspectives on change and social transformation. Through a series of ethnographically grounded analyses they capture monsters that herald, drive, experience, enjoy, and suffer the transformations of the worlds they beleaguer. Topics examined include the evil skulking new roads in Ancient Greece, terror in post-socialist Laos’s territorial cults, a horrific flying head that augurs catastrophe in the rain forest of Borneo, benign spirits that accompany people through the mist in Iceland, flesh-eating giants marching through neo-colonial central Australia, and ghosts lingering in Pacific villages in the aftermath of environmental disasters. By taking the proposition that monsters and the humans they haunt are intricately and intimately entangled seriously, this book offers unique, cross-cultural perspectives on how people perceive the world and their place within it. It also shows how these experiences of belonging are mediated by our relationships with the other-than-human.
Publisher :Profile Books Release Date :2023-03-02 ISBN 13:1800816219 Total Pages :161 pages Rating :4.0/5 (8 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Travellers to Unimaginable Lands :
Download or Read book Travellers to Unimaginable Lands written by Dasha Kiper and published by Profile Books. This book was released on 2023-03-02 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A Financial Times 'Book to Read in 2023' A husband believes his wife is an imposter. A man's sudden, intense Catholic piety provokes his wife. A mother and daughter struggle to come to terms with the disease that intensifies an already dependent relationship. At their root, these existential dilemmas grow out of long-established patterns of behaviour that bind together patients and caregivers. Travellers to Unimaginable Lands explores the complex and profound psychology of caregiving, illuminating how the healthy brain's biases and intuitions make caring for people with dementia disorders so profoundly and inherently difficult. Blending neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and literature with beautifully-observed case studies, Kiper illuminates the underlying mental mechanisms behind carers' experiences, dispels the myth of the perfect caregiver and, in the process, opens the door to understanding and forgiveness.
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2012-03-27 ISBN 13:1588369307 Total Pages :656 pages Rating :4.8/5 (588 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Age of Insight :
Download or Read book The Age of Insight written by Eric Kandel and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-03-27 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind—our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions—and how mind and brain relate to art. At the turn of the century, Vienna was the cultural capital of Europe. Artists and scientists met in glittering salons, where they freely exchanged ideas that led to revolutionary breakthroughs in psychology, brain science, literature, and art. Kandel takes us into the world of Vienna to trace, in rich and rewarding detail, the ideas and advances made then, and their enduring influence today. The Vienna School of Medicine led the way with its realization that truth lies hidden beneath the surface. That principle infused Viennese culture and strongly influenced the other pioneers of Vienna 1900. Sigmund Freud shocked the world with his insights into how our everyday unconscious aggressive and erotic desires are repressed and disguised in symbols, dreams, and behavior. Arthur Schnitzler revealed women’s unconscious sexuality in his novels through his innovative use of the interior monologue. Gustav Klimt, Oscar Kokoschka, and Egon Schiele created startlingly evocative and honest portraits that expressed unconscious lust, desire, anxiety, and the fear of death. Kandel tells the story of how these pioneers—Freud, Schnitzler, Klimt, Kokoschka, and Schiele—inspired by the Vienna School of Medicine, in turn influenced the founders of the Vienna School of Art History to ask pivotal questions such as What does the viewer bring to a work of art? How does the beholder respond to it? These questions prompted new and ongoing discoveries in psychology and brain biology, leading to revelations about how we see and perceive, how we think and feel, and how we respond to and create works of art. Kandel, one of the leading scientific thinkers of our time, places these five innovators in the context of today’s cutting-edge science and gives us a new understanding of the modernist art of Klimt, Kokoschka, and Schiele, as well as the school of thought of Freud and Schnitzler. Reinvigorating the intellectual enquiry that began in Vienna 1900, The Age of Insight is a wonderfully written, superbly researched, and beautifully illustrated book that also provides a foundation for future work in neuroscience and the humanities. It is an extraordinary book from an international leader in neuroscience and intellectual history.
Publisher :Verso Books Release Date :2021-03-30 ISBN 13:1788731107 Total Pages :288 pages Rating :4.8/5 (788 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The World in a Selfie :
Download or Read book The World in a Selfie written by Marco D'Eramo and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2021-03-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A spirited critique of the cultural politics of the tourist age. Or, why we are all tourists who hate tourists We've all been tourists at some point in our lives. How is it we look so condescendingly at people taking selfies in front of the Tower of Pisa? Is there really much to distinguish the package holiday from hipster city-breaks to Berlin or Brooklyn? Why do we engage our free time in an activity we profess to despise? The World in a Selfie dissects a global cultural phenomenon. For Marco D'Eramo, tourism is not just the most important industry of the century, generating huge waves of people and capital, calling forth a dedicated infrastructure, and upsetting and repurposing the architecture and topography of our cities. It also encapsulates the problem of modernity: the search for authenticity in a world of ersatz pleasures. D'Eramo retraces the grand tours of the first globetrotters - from Francis Bacon and Samuel Johnson to Arthur de Gobineau and Mark Twain - before assessing the cultural meaning of the beach holiday and the 'UNESCO-cide' of major heritage sites. The tourist selfie will never look the same again.
Publisher :Clarkson Potter Release Date :2020-10-20 ISBN 13:0525574980 Total Pages :304 pages Rating :4.2/5 (525 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Ex Libris :
Download or Read book Ex Libris written by Michiko Kakutani and published by Clarkson Potter. This book was released on 2020-10-20 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani shares 100 personal, thought-provoking essays about books that have mattered to her and that help illuminate the world we live in today—with beautiful illustrations throughout. “A book tailormade for bibliophiles.”—Oprah Winfrey “An ebullient celebration of books and reading.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) In the introduction to her new collection of essays, Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread, Michiko Kakutani writes: “In a world riven by political and social divisions, literature can connect people across time zones and zip codes, across cultures and religions, national boundaries and historical eras. It can give us an understanding of lives very different from our own, and a sense of the shared joys and losses of human experience.” Readers will discover novels and memoirs by some of the most gifted writers working today; favorite classics worth reading or rereading; and nonfiction works, both old and new, that illuminate our social and political landscape and some of today’s most pressing issues, from climate change to medicine to the consequences of digital innovation. There are essential works in American history (The Federalist Papers, The Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.); books that address timely cultural dynamics (Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction, Daniel J. Boorstin’s The Image, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale); classics of children’s literature (the Harry Potter novels, Where the Wild Things Are); and novels by acclaimed contemporary writers like Don DeLillo, William Gibson, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Ian McEwan. With richly detailed illustrations by lettering artist Dana Tanamachi that evoke vintage bookplates, Ex Libris is an impassioned reminder of why reading matters more than ever.
Publisher :Cornell University Press Release Date :2018-08-06 ISBN 13:1501723553 Total Pages :256 pages Rating :4.0/5 (51 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Vulnerable Subjects :
Download or Read book Vulnerable Subjects written by G. Thomas Couser and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2018-08-06 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: "My primary concern is with the ethics of representing vulnerable subjects—persons who are liable to exposure by someone with whom they are involved in an intimate or trust-based relationship, unable to represent themselves in writing, or unable to offer meaningful consent to their representation by someone else.... Of primary importance is intimate life writing—that done within families or couples, close relationships, or quasi-professional relationships that involve trust—rather than conventional biography, which can be written by a stranger. The closer the relationship between writer and subject, the greater the vulnerability or dependency of the subject, the higher the ethical stakes, and the more urgent the need for ethical scrutiny."—from the Preface Vulnerable Subjects explores a range of life-writing scenarios-from the "celebrity" to the "ethnographic"—and a number of life-writing genres from parental memoir to literary case studies by Oliver Sacks. G. Thomas Couser addresses complex contemporary issues; he investigates the role of disability in narratives of euthanasia and explores the implications of the Human Genome Project for life-writing practices in any age when many regard DNA as a code that "scripts" lives and shapes identity. Throughout, his book is concerned with the ethical implications of the political and economic, as well as the mimetic, aspects of life writing.