American Pastoral

American Pastoral
Author: Philip Roth
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-12-23
ISBN: 1446400565
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Pastoral Book Excerpt:

Now a major motion picture based on Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece American Pastoral, starring Ewan McGregor and Jennifer Connelly ‘Swede’ Levov is living the American dream. He glides through life sustained by his devoted family, his demanding yet highly rewarding (and lucrative) business, his sporting prowess, his good looks. He is the embodiment of thriving, post-war America, land of liberty and hope. Until the sunny day in 1968, when the Swede’s bountiful American luck deserts him. The tragedy springs from devastatingly close to home. His adored daughter, Merry, has become a stranger to him, a fanatical teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism that plunges the Levov family into the political mayhem of sixties America, and drags them into the underbelly of a seemingly ascendant society. Rendered powerless by the shocking turn of events, the Swede can only watch as his pastoral idyll is methodically torn apart.

African American Pastoral Care

African American Pastoral Care
Author: Edward P. Wimberly
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 1426729324
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African American Pastoral Care Book Excerpt:

Respond to God's unfolding drama to bring healing and reconciliation. In this major revision of his classic book, Dr. Edward Wimberly updates his narrative methodology by examining current issues in African American pastoral care and counseling.

A Study Guide for Philip Roth s American Pastoral

A Study Guide for Philip Roth s  American Pastoral
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN: 1410339807
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Philip Roth s American Pastoral Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Philip Roth's "American Pastoral," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Pastoral

Pastoral
Author: Terry Gifford
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1999
ISBN: 0415147336
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pastoral Book Excerpt:

A succinct and up-to-date introductory text to the history, major writers and critical issues of this genre. Gifford clarifies the different uses of the term covering its history from classical origins through to contemporary writing.

Pastoral Pragmatism and Twentieth Century American Poetry

Pastoral  Pragmatism  and Twentieth Century American Poetry
Author: A. Mikkelsen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2011-01-31
ISBN: 0230117155
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pastoral Pragmatism and Twentieth Century American Poetry Book Excerpt:

In the first expansive study of American pastoral since Leo Marx's The Machine in the Garden , Mikkelsen reinvigorates discussion of this literary mode as a form of cultural commentary whose subjects extend beyond the simple or rustic life to encompass the major social, economic, and political transformations of the past century.

The Pastoral Vision of Cormac McCarthy

The Pastoral Vision of Cormac McCarthy
Author: Georg Guillemin
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2004-06-17
ISBN: 9781585443413
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pastoral Vision of Cormac McCarthy Book Excerpt:

Georg Guillemin’s visionary approach to the work of Western novelist Cormac McCarthy combines an overall survey of McCarthy’s eight novels in print with a comprehensive analysis of the author’s evolving ecopastoralism. Using in-depth textual interpretations, Guillemin argues that even McCarthy’s early work is characterized less by traditional nostalgia for a lost pastoral order than by a radically egalitarian land ethic that prefigures today’s ecopastoral tendencies in Western American writing. The study shows that more than any of the other landscapes evoked by McCarthy, the Southwestern desert becomes the stage for his dramatizations of a wild sense of the pastoral. McCarthy’s fourth novel, Suttree, which is the only one set inside an urban environment, is used in the introductory chapter to discuss the relevant compositional aspects of his fiction and the methodology of the chapters to come. The main part of the study devotes chapters to McCarthy’s Southern novels, his keystone work Blood Meridian, and the Western novels known as the Border Trilogy. The concluding chapter discusses the broader context of American pastoralism and suggests that McCarthy’s ecopastoralism is animistic rather than environmentalist in character. Guillemin shows that the very popular Border Trilogy takes McCarthy’s ecopastoralism to its culmination, although this is often overlooked precisely because of the simplicity of the plots—picaresque quests. As the trilogy arranges its plots as a search for a life of pastoral harmony (All the Pretty Horses), envisions a nomadic version of pastoral (The Crossing), and experiences the foreclosure of the pastoral vision anywhere (Cities of the Plain), the trilogy as a whole tacitly acknowledges the obsolescence of utopian pastoralism. Increasingly, man ceases to be the dominant focus of narration, so that the shift from an egocentric to an ecocentric sense of self marks both the heroes and narrators of McCarthy’s novels.

Pastoral and the Humanities

Pastoral and the Humanities
Author: Mathilde Skoie,Sonia Bjørnstad-Velázquez
Publsiher: Bristol Phoenix Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781904675587
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pastoral and the Humanities Book Excerpt:

Top international scholars in the field, including Paul Alpers and T.K. Hubbard, discuss the ways in which the pastoral tradition has been used and re-used in the Humanities, and assess the future of the pastoral genre.

The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care

The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care
Author: Bernadette Flanagan
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-01-30
ISBN: 1441182268
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care Book Excerpt:

The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care provides a framework for reflection on pastoral care practice and identifies frontier learning from the new and challenging practical contexts which are important in pastoral care research today. In this collection of essays from leading practitioner-scholars, Bernadette Flanagan and Sharon Thornton set out core principles underpinning professional identity and the practice of pastoral care in rapidly changing social settings. Such pastoral challenges as, developing compassionate and effective companioning to those who have suffered trauma, torture, catastrophic events, social disintegration, the moral wounds of war and cultural dislocation are treated with insight and deep care. The new frontiers of pastoral care in more familiar circumstances such as family, health settings where patients facing life-challenging medical events and multi-cultural communities are also explored. With contributions from Kevin Egan, Michael O'Sullivan SJ, Rita Nakashima Brock and Julia Prinz VDMF, The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care is an essential reference for the theory and practice of pastoral care.

The American Novel After Ideology 1961 2000

The American Novel After Ideology  1961  2000
Author: Laurie Rodrigues
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 1501361872
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Novel After Ideology 1961 2000 Book Excerpt:

Claims of ideology's end are, on the one hand, performative denials of ideology's inability to end; while, on the other hand, paradoxically, they also reiterate an idea that 'ending' is simply what all ideologies eventually do. Situating her work around the intersecting publications of Daniel Bell's The End of Ideology (1960) and J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey (1961), Laurie Rodrigues argues that American novels express this paradox through nuanced applications of non-realist strategies, distorting realism in manners similar to ideology's distortions of reality, history, and belief. Reflecting the astonishing cultural variety of this period, The American Novel After Ideology, 1961 - 2000 examines Franny and Zooey, Carlene Hatcher Polite's The Flagellants (1967), Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (1991), and Philip Roth's The Human Stain (2001) alongside the various discussions around ideology with which they intersect. Each novel's plotless narratives, dissolving subjectivities, and cultural codes organize the texts' peculiar relations to the post-ideological age, suggesting an aesthetic return of the repressed.

Understanding Pastoral Counseling

Understanding Pastoral Counseling
Author: Elizabeth A. Maynard, PhD,Jill L. Snodgrass, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-06-09
ISBN: 0826130062
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Pastoral Counseling Book Excerpt:

What are the roles, functions, and identities of pastoral counselors today? What paradigms shape their understanding of the needs of others? How can pastoral counselors serve the needs of diverse individuals in both religious and secular environments? This foundational text reflects the continued and unfolding work of pastoral counseling in both clinical and traditional ministry settings. It addresses key issues in the history, current practices, and future directions of pastoral counseling and its place among allied helping professions. Written to incorporate current changes in the roles of pastoral counselors and models of training beyond the traditional seminary, the book builds on themes of pastoral counseling as a distinct way of being in the world, understanding client concerns and experiences, and intervening to promote the health and growth of clients. The text provides a foundational overview of the roles and functions of the modern pastoral counselor. It discusses spiritual perspectives on the issues that bring individuals to seek counseling and integrates them with the perspectives of allied mental health professions. The tools and methods pastoral counselors can employ for spiritual assessment are presented, and the book describes common spiritual and theological themes—both implicit and explicit—that arise in pastoral counseling. Included are chapters examining Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Native American, and Buddhist approaches to counseling as well as counseling individuals with diverse sexual identities. The book reflects the increasing need for pastoral counselors to serve effectively in a multicultural society, including service to individuals who are not affiliated with a specific religious denomination. The book also considers the emerging realities of distance counseling and integrated health care systems as current issues in the field. KEY FEATURES: Presents a contemporary approach to how pastoral counselors function as mental health professionals and spiritual leaders Serves as a state-of-the-art foundational text for pastoral counseling education Describes assessments and interventions that are shared with allied mental health professionals and those that are unique to pastoral counseling Provides an ecumenical and interfaith approach for a multicultural society, including individuals with diverse sexual identities Addresses counseling with individuals who do not affiliate with a specific faith tradition Includes Instructor's Guide and online Student Resources to enhance teaching and learning

Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition

Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition
Author: Andy Connolly
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2017-09-20
ISBN: 1498511813
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition Book Excerpt:

Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition offers a fresh reading of the later career development of one of America’s most celebrated authors. Through a contextual analysis of a select number of texts, this innovative study discusses how famed novels such as American Pastoral and The Plot against America demonstrate Philip Roth’s considerable interest in mapping, by means of his unique literary talent, the changing shape and fortunes of American liberalism since the 1930s. By viewing these novels and other seminal works of his later period through a wider historical lens, this book informs readers of the myriad ways in which Roth’s major phase of writing since the mid-1990s has shown considerable concern with questions of class, ethnicity, race, gender, and literary culture, all of which have been key components in the shifting intellectual and political makeup of American liberal ideology from the New Deal to our present time. This book goes beyond a mere historical analysis by taking a new look at how Roth’s experimentations in narrative style and his appeal to ahistorical notions of literary tradition rest in complex alignment with his fictional treatment of aspects of American history. This novel work of criticism demonstrates a heightened awareness of Roth’s career-length fascination with the formal characteristics of fiction, making clear to its audience that any reductively linear reading of Roth as a political novelist should be avoided at all costs. Ultimately, Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition offers a stimulatingly intelligent approach to the art of one of America’s true literary titans, providing the focused reader with a nuanced understanding of how Roth’s fiction has been shaped by the various competing strains in his dual roles as a disinterested formalist aesthete, on the one hand, and as a politically engaged author on the other.

Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

Introduction to Pastoral Counseling
Author: Loren L. Townsend
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0687658357
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Pastoral Counseling Book Excerpt:

An in-depth look at who pastoral caregivers are, what they do, and how and why they do it

Pastoral Capitalism

Pastoral Capitalism
Author: Louise A. Mozingo
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-09-16
ISBN: 0262015439
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pastoral Capitalism Book Excerpt:

How business appropriated the pastoral landscape, as seen in the corporate campus, the corporate estate, and the office park. By the end of the twentieth century, America's suburbs contained more office space than its central cities. Many of these corporate workplaces were surrounded, somewhat incongruously, by verdant vistas of broad lawns and leafy trees. In Pastoral Capitalism, Louise Mozingo describes the evolution of these central (but often ignored) features of postwar urbanism in the context of the modern capitalist enterprise. These new suburban corporate landscapes emerged from a historical moment when corporations reconceived their management structures, the city decentralized and dispersed into low-density, auto-dependent peripheries, and the pastoral—in the form of leafy residential suburbs—triumphed as an American ideal. Greenness, writes Mozingo, was associated with goodness, and pastoral capitalism appropriated the suburb's aesthetics and moral code. Like the lawn-proud suburban homeowner, corporations understood a pastoral landscape's capacity to communicate identity, status, and right-mindedness. Mozingo distinguishes among three forms of corporate landscapes—the corporate campus, the corporate estate, and the office park—and examines suburban corporate landscapes built and inhabited by such companies as Bell Labs, General Motors, Deere & Company, and Microsoft. She also considers the globalization of pastoral capitalism in Europe and the developing world including Singapore, India, and China. Mozingo argues that, even as it is proliferating, pastoral capitalism needs redesign, as do many of our metropolitan forms, for pressing social, cultural, political, and environmental reasons. Future transformations are impossible, however, unless we understand the past. Pastoral Capitalism offers an indispensible chapter in urban history, examining not only the design of corporate landscapes but also the economic, social, and cultural models that determined their form.

America since 1945

America since 1945
Author: Paul Levine,Harry Papasotiriou
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2010-11-17
ISBN: 1137267666
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America since 1945 Book Excerpt:

The period from 1945 to the present day may not constitute an American century, but it can be seen as the American Moment: the time when, for good or ill, the United States became the predominant political, military, economic and cultural power in the world. This revised and updated new edition introduces the historic and tumultuous developments in American politics, foreign policy, society and culture during this period. It includes coverage of key recent events, such as the: - 2008 election of Barack Obama - global recession - protracted war in Iraq and Afghanistan - rise of the internet - transformation of American Society and Culture - challenges of new immigration and multi-culturalism - changing global status of the US in the new millennium. Examining the American Moment in a global context, the authors emphasise the interaction between politics, society and culture. America Since 1945 encourages an awareness of how central currents in art, literature, film, theatre, intellectual history and media have developed alongside an understanding of political, economic and social change.

The Changing American Countryside

The Changing American Countryside
Author: Emery N. Castle
Publsiher: Rural America
Total Pages: 563
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing American Countryside Book Excerpt:

The literature on rural America, to the extent that it exists, has largely been written by urban-based scholars perpetuating out-of-date notions and stereotypes or by those who see little difference between rural and agricultural concerns. As a result, the real rural America remains much misunderstood, neglected, or ignored by scholars and policymakers alike. In response, Emery Castle offers The Changing American Countryside, a volume that will forever change how we look at this important subject. Castle brings together the writings of eminent scholars from several disciplines and varying backgrounds to take a fresh and comprehensive look at the "forgotten hinterlands." These authors examine the role of non-metropolitan people and places in the economic life of our nation and cover such diverse issues as poverty, industry, the environment, education, family, social problems, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, government, public policy, and regional diversity The authors are especially effective in demonstrating why rural America is so much more than just agriculture. It is in fact highly diverse, complex, and interdependent with urban America and the international market place. Most major rural problems, they contend, simply cannot be effectively addressed in isolation from their urban and international connections. To do so is misguided and even hazardous, when one-fourth of our population and ninety-seven per cent of our land area is rural. Together these writings not only provide a new and more realistic view of rural life and public policy, but also suggest how the field of rural studies can greatly enrich our understanding of national life.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings
Author: Library of Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library of Congress Subject Headings Book Excerpt:

The ISLE Reader

The ISLE Reader
Author: Michael P. Branch,Scott Slovic
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780820325163
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ISLE Reader Book Excerpt:

This volume gathers nineteen of the most representative and defining essays from the journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment over the course of its first ten years. Following an introduction that traces the stages of ecocriticism's development, The ISLE Reader is organized into three sections, each of which reflects one of the general goals the journal has sought to accomplish. The section titled "Re-evaluations" provides new readings of familiar environmental writers and new environmental perspectives on authors or literary traditions not usually considered from a green perspective. The writings in "Reaching Out to Other Disciplines" promote cross-pollination among various disciplines and methodologies in the environmental arts and humanities. The writings in the final section, "New Theoretical and Practical Paradigms," are especially significant for the conceptual and methodological terrain they map. The ISLE Reader documents the state of research in ecocriticism and related interdisciplinary fields, provides a survey of the field, and points to new methodologies and possibilities for the future.

Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care

Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care
Author: David Willows,John Swinton
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1853028924
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care Book Excerpt:

Written by significant researchers and practitioners within the field, this unique collection of key texts introduces the reader to practical theology. It critically explores the way in which the spiritual dimension of pastoral care has entered into constructive dialogue with other disciplines and ways of thinking, including: psychiatry, psychology, counselling, intercultural studies, educational methodology, narrative theory and political studies. Set within this multidisciplinary context, the individual contributions (a selection of articles from a leading journal of pastoral theology, Contact: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Pastoral Studies) cover a wide range of practical and theological issues that alert the reader to the spiritual dimension of pastoral care, such as bereavement, sexuality, ethics, learning disabilities, infertility, the meaning of pain, sickness and suffering and the nature of theology as a practical discipline. The book is an invaluable resource for practitioners, researchers, students and all who have an interest in the ways in which a spiritual dimension can enhance caring practices within a multidisciplinary context.

Asian American Christianity Reader

Asian American Christianity Reader
Author: Timothy Tseng,Viji Nakka-Cammauf
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2009-08-20
ISBN: 0981987818
Category: Asian Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian American Christianity Reader Book Excerpt:

This textbook is an interdisciplinary collection of scholarly and religious articles about Asian American Christianity. Its four sections -- contexts, sites, identity, and voices ? offer in-depth understanding of both Catholic and Protestant traditions, practices, theologies, and faith communities. It also highlights diversity and complexity across lines of gender, generation, denomination, race and ethnicity in Asian American Christianity.

Military Chaplains Review

Military Chaplains  Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military Chaplains Review Book Excerpt: