Family, Friends and Foes

Author: Debra D. Andrist

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781782846031

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 863

Jigsaw puzzles' notorious complexity and mega-multiple, amorphously-shaped pieces provide an appropriate metaphor for the navigating and maneuvering necessary throughout all aspects of human dynamics. Involvement comprises not only efforts by an individual personally trying to fit together a life of relationships with Family, Friends & Foes within complex categories and different levels, but the efforts by groups of individuals within those categories, progressively, by those groups within a larger society and/or societies, and then, across so many so-called boundaries: geographic, ethnic, linguistic, artistic and more. Such is the starting point for this particular collection of essays, which focuses on the human dynamics in cultures characterized, mostly linguistically, as Hispanic worlds, and those cultures both in real life and in terms of cultural productions such as movies, visual art and literature. Unlike jigsaw puzzles with their convenient guiding box-cover representation of the finished "product" once the pieces are correctly assembled, human dynamics' "pieces" are more like amoebas, ever changing size and shape, multiplying and dividing, sometimes fitting in with other pieces, sometimes not, sometimes overlappingin short, frequently unpredictable and always challenging for the would-be "assembler(s)." Thus, the title of this book could easily morph ad infinitum with the three elements of Family, Friends, Foes reflecting an enormous and unwieldy range of relationship, emotion and viewpoint. Mixed messages abound. And as can be seen from the individual chapter titles and content so-called successful relationships may be fleeting or unattainableor may match the imagined, hoped-for "picture" of a working relationship dynamic.
What Matters Most: Family, Friends, and Foes

Author: Owen Watson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514427255

Category: Self-Help

Page: 132

View: 668

The content within What Matters Most: Family, Friends, and Foes is derived from true life experiences that I have lived, witnessed, and gleaned from throughout my life as a child, adult, minister, U.S. Postal employee, and U.S. Navy Sailor. I must say that I am very thankful for the ability to share these treasured philosophical inspirations to reach and uplift others beyond the brink of those whats going on? moments. As the title implies, the sources of inspiration for this project are my family, friends, and foes. One philosophical key that I hold to is that viewing circumspectly, you can surely learn something from everyone. As useful signage from God, I believe everyone and all circumstances hold a level of value to help make each of us a better person. My hope for this book is that each reader will find their answer to what matters most and press forward in Gods joy!
Friends and Foes Volume II

Author: Elisabetta Viggiani

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443819930

Category: Philosophy

Page: 130

View: 997

The product of an international, multi-disciplinary conference at Queen’s University Belfast, the two-volume Friends and Foes series offers an illuminating investigation of the relationship between friendship and conflict by established and emerging scholars. This second volume explores the topic from political, sociological and psychological perspectives. Many of these essays examine what types of friendships are forged, and how, in contexts of potential, or actual, social and political conflict, such as in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Others focus on how situations of conflict can be transformed into friendship, using insights from psychology, philosophy, history and anthropology. The papers in this volume will appeal to sociologists, political scientists, and all those concerned with themes of conflict resolution, identity, social capital, community-building and well-being.
Good Times, Bad Times, Ugly Times... That's Life!

Author: Gene Jackson

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412058674


Page: 296

View: 276

Rich in memories of family values and traditions, the author reflects on his experiences and relationships while growing up during the Great Depression. At an early age, he entered the military to get away from home and surroundings that bred poverty. Upon leaving the military the author enters a full-time ministry, only to leave it in order to enter the secular realm as an educator, entrepreneur, and farmer. Continuing his search for fulfillment and challenge, the book describes how the author gives up farming to become and executive officer with a company in a specialty market. This venture takes him to many far-away places and several trips around the world before semi-retirement.
Groo: Friends and Foes #7

Author: Mark Evanier

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)

ISBN: PKEY:28133

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 28

View: 555

For the swordswoman Chakaal there are only two rules for survival: first, be more able with your sword, and second, avoid Groo! From the award-winning team of Sergio Aragon̩s and Mark Evanier. *Lettered by the Eisner Award�winning Stan Sakai! A beautifully-cartooned, smartly-written, lighthearted and enjoyable adventure book that also happens to be very, very hilarious.�Rhymes with Geek
From Seed to Skillet

Author: Jimmy Williams

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811872218

Category: Gardening

Page: 181

View: 594

"Offers planting advice, step-by-step gardening instructions, homespun recipes, and a garden full of inspiration"--P. [4] of cover.
Twilight of the Renaissance

Author: Daniel A. Crews

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442692978

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 270

Diplomat, courtier, and heretic, Juan de Valdés (c.1500-1541) was one of the most famous humanist writers in Renaissance Spain. In this biography, Daniel A. Crews paints a lively portrait of a complex and fascinating figure by focusing on Valdés's service as an imperial courtier and how his employments in Italy - after brushes with the Spanish Inquisition - influenced both Spanish diplomacy and his own religious thought. Twilight of the Renaissance focuses on Valdés's political activities in Charles V's Italian alliance system and negotiations with the papacy, while painting a lively portrait of an intriguing and complex Renaissance figure. Crews examines how Valdés, who was praised by two popes and, the emperor, was also branded a heretic almost immediately after his death. By considering Valdés's spirituality, as well as egotism, this incisive work reveals how the libertine atmosphere of the late Renaissance challenges the saintly Socratic image Valdés fashioned for himself in his writings.
Mixed Matches

Author: Joel Crohn

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018375480


Page: 356

View: 989

Mixed matches are more complicated relationships than those between people from similar backgrounds. Often, the very qualities that attracted us to our partners ultimately lie at the roots of our most difficult problems. For even when partners don't feel a strong identification with their racial, religious, or cultural groups, they discover that their loyalty to the past goes deeper than they realized. Psychotherapist Joel Crohn has learned in years of counseling couples in cross-cultural relationships that how partners negotiate their cultural and religious differences is as important as what the difference are. Over time, the reserve of a Protestant wife can seem like emotional withholding to her Jewish husband, whose openness seems intrusive to her. An Asian father may feel his children need more discipline, while his American wife thinks they have it harder than she did. A black Trinidadian man is excited about the opportunities in the United States, while his Detroit-born black girlfriend thinks he's naive about racism. The methods in Mixed Matches have helped these and many other couples approach each other compassionately, teaching them to "translate" their different styles of expression and negotiate successful resolutions. Dr. Crohn also offers practical advice on how couples can confront prejudice and stereotypes, deal with in-laws, and help children achieve a sense of identity in a bicultural family.