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Integrity and Self-Transformation

Jeffrey Blustein

in Care and Commitment: Taking the Personal Point of View

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067996
eISBN:
9780199852895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067996.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter briefly discusses the paramount relationships between integrity and self-transformation. Change of basic allegiances does not always come about as a result of rational reflection on the ... More


Rediscovering Becoming: Insights from an Oriental Perspective on Process Organization Studies

Robert Chia

in Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Process is an ambivalent term. Its use in organizational research and theorizing is widespread. Yet, there are important subtle differences in how the term is understood. Process may be construed ... More


Going Back to Go Forward: On Studying Organizing in Action Nets

Barbara Czarniawska

in Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The received view of organizations is that they are tools used to achieve collective goals. This chapter presents the possibility that, like all tools that become cumbersome, obsolete, or simply ... More


Aesthetic Surgery, Aesthetic Ethics

Cressida J. Heyes

in Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310535
eISBN:
9780199871445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310535.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter shows how cosmetic surgery has evolved to becoming regarded as part of the “normal” process in the quest for identity transformation, arguing that an inner self is externalized so that ... More


Words That Burn: Why Did the Buddha Say What He Did?

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the idea that the Buddha's teachings are protreptic, in the sense that they aim to transform the listener. The metaphor of philosophy as a medicine is explored in detail, and ... More


The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Marion Goldman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Yoga, humanistic psychology, meditation, holistic healing: these practices are commonplace today, yet before the early 1960s they were atypical options for most people outside of the upper class or ... More


Confronting Privilege

Sonia Kruks

in Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195381443
eISBN:
9780199979165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses the paradox encountered by those who are socially privileged but who also endeavor to contest the forms of privilege from which they benefit. Arguing that privilege is often ... More


Feminising Television: the Mother Role in Six Feet Under (HBO 2001–6) and Brothers & Sisters (ABC 2006-)

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter consider how the mother figure in two television programmes, Brothers and Sisters and Sex Feet Under, is used to draw out emotional and intimate details from the ensemble cast. The ... More


Quests

Dimitris Eleftheriotis

in Cinematic Journeys: Film and Movement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633128
eISBN:
9780748651269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633128.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines three recent travel films that in their cinematic journeys and quest narratives mobilise in typically modern ways the full emotive potential of the activity(Left right ... More


The Seasons of Madhumālatī’s Separation: The Madhumālatī, Part 2

Aditya Behl

in Love's Subtle Magic: An Indian Islamic Literary Tradition, 1379-1545

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195146707
eISBN:
9780199978878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146707.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter turns the knowledge of the Shattari mystical context to an exegesis of certain key passages in the romance, set within a complete reading of Mañjhan's text. The Madhumālatī differs from ... More


‘Be(come) Yourself only Better’: Self-transformation and the Materialisation of Images

Rebecca Coleman

in Deleuze and the Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638642
eISBN:
9780748652679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638642.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter analyses the theme of self-transformation in popular culture. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze's work that attends to the affectivity and materiality of the image, it examines the way in which ... More


Living off the Land

Hannah C. M. Bulloch

in In Pursuit of Progress: Narratives of Development on a Philippine Island

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858865
eISBN:
9780824873646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858865.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter expands on the exploration of meanings of development at the personal and familial level, finding narratives of development woven into personal histories and aspirations. It recounts the ... More


Conclusion

Hannah C. M. Bulloch

in In Pursuit of Progress: Narratives of Development on a Philippine Island

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858865
eISBN:
9780824873646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858865.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book shows that far from simply a narrative about societal change, for many people throughout the world development is a narrative about transforming selves. As such, it both shapes and is ... More


The Place Where Anything Can Happen

Rihan Yeh

in Passing: Two Publics in a Mexican Border City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226511887
eISBN:
9780226512075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512075.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 3 returns to Inés and her daughter Dara to show how passing turns their projects to consolidate middle-class status inside out. From Inés’ tales of her past to a quibble over table manners, ... More


From Country Bumpkins to Urban Sophisticates

Arianne M. Gaetano

in Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840990
eISBN:
9780824868192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840990.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 6 considers the impact of exposure to urban lifestyles and cosmopolitan consumer culture on young migrant women’s subjectivity and gender identity. Concerns with consumer tastes and trends ... More


Not Like Paris Hilton: Instruction and Consumption in Makeover Shows

Katherine Sender

in The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740699
eISBN:
9780814738979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740699.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter turns to the related themes of instruction and consumption. Makeover shows all rest on the premise that experts offer advice about how to work on the self. There are two primary ... More


Vim and Vice: Big Tent Revivalism and Urban America

Josh McMullen

in Under the Big Top: Big Tent Revivalism and American Culture, 1885-1925

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199397860
eISBN:
9780199397884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397860.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that although big tent revivalists portrayed cities as centers of vice and lambasted the expanding consumer culture of urban America, they increasingly spoke with a consumer ... More


To the Countryside

Kate Merkel-Hess

in The Rural Modern: Reconstructing the Self and State in Republican China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226383279
eISBN:
9780226383309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226383309.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the late 1910s and early 1920s, intellectuals called for urban youth to go “among the people” and “to the countryside.” While reformers were interested in encouraging the remaking and ... More


The Tragedy of Birth: Nietzsche on Parenthood and Political Contest

Brian Duff

in The Parent as Citizen: A Democratic Dilemma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672721
eISBN:
9781452947280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672721.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores how Nietzsche, a central contest theorist, relied on the possibility of passing on a way of life through parenthood to provide the impetus for citizens to do the difficult work ... More


“Pulling in the Seine / of the Dark Sea”: “The Schooner Flight”

Paul Breslin

in Nobody's Nation: Reading Derek Walcott

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226074269
eISBN:
9780226074283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074283.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyzes the poem, “The Schooner Flight.” Prior to its inclusion in The Star-Apple Kingdom, the poem appeared in three different forms spanning the period from winter 1977 through 1979. ... More


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