Life in Crisis

Author: Peter Redfield
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520274846
Release Date: 2013-02-25
Genre: Medical

Parts of the chapters were published previously.

Hillbilly Elegie

Author: J. D. Vance
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 9783843715775
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Seine Großeltern versuchten, mit Fleiß und Mobilität der Armut zu entkommen und sich in der Mitte der Gesellschaft zu etablieren. Doch letztlich war alles vergeblich. J. D. Vance erzählt die Geschichte seiner Familie — eine Geschichte vom Scheitern und von der Resignation einer ganzen Bevölkerungsschicht. Armut und Chaos, Hilflosigkeit und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: Genau in diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA — entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft, anfällig für populistische Parolen. Früher konnten sich die »Hillbillys«, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter, erhoffen, sich zu Wohlstand zu schuften. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien ihre Familien in eine Abwärtsspirale, in der sie bis heute stecken. Vance gelingt es wie keinem anderen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.

Gustav Mahler

Author: Stuart Feder
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300103409
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Performing Arts

"The final crisis of Mahler's career occurred in 1910, when he learned that his wife, Alma, was having an affair with the architect Walter Gropius. The revelation precipitated a breakdown while Mahler was working on his Tenth Symphony. The anguished, suicidal notes Mahler scrawled across the manuscript of the unfinished symphony reveal his troubled state. It was a four-hour consultation with Sigmund Freud in Leiden, Holland, that restored the composer's equilibrium. Although Mahler left little record of what transpired in Leiden, Stuart Feder has reconstructed the encounter on the basis of surviving evidence. The cumulative stresses of the crises in Mahler's life, in particular Alma's betrayal, left him physically and emotionally vulnerable. He became ill and died soon after in 1911."--BOOK JACKET.

Culture in Crisis and the Renewal of Civil Life

Author: T. William Boxx
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0847682889
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Religion

This important book addresses many of the most compelling social issues of our times, and delves into the causes of America's social pathologies and strained sociopolitical condition. Contributors include T. William Boxx, Linda Chavez, Midge Decter, Don E. Eberly, Heather R. Higgins, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Russell Hittinger, Glenn C. Loury, Michael Novak, Robert Royal, and James Q. Wilson.

Student Lives in Crisis

Author: Lorenza Antonucci
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447318248
Release Date: 2016-09-21
Genre: Education

In this empirically-grounded analysis, Lorenza Antonucci compares the lives of university students at a time of austerity and financial crisis from three very different European welfare systems – Italy, England and Sweden.

Living in Crisis

Author: Ernest Hatch Wilkins
Publisher: Ayer Publishing
ISBN: 0836909976
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Conduct of life

German Villages in Crisis

Author: John Theibault
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 0391038397
Release Date: 1995
Genre: History

This is a study of German villages during the Thirty Years' War. It shows how diverse interests interested in the village, and how those interests were transformed between 1570 and 1720.

Japanese Company in Crisis

Author: Fiona Graham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134278503
Release Date: 2004-08-02
Genre: Political Science

Japanese white-collar workers have been characterised by their intense loyalty and life-long commitment to their companies. This book is based on very extensive ethnographic research inside a Japanese insurance company during the period when the company was going through a major crisis which ended in the company's bankruptcy and collapse. It examines the attitudes of Japanese employees towards their work, their company and related issues at a time when the established order and established attitudes were under threat. The wide range and detail of the reporting of workers' attitudes, often in their own words, sustained over a considerable timescale, makes this study a particularly valuable resource.

Gender in Crisis

Author: Julie Peteet
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231516053
Release Date: 1992-02-17
Genre: Social Science

Gender in Crisis

A Life in Crisis

Author: Jawad A. Fatayer
ISBN: 9771701673
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Drug addiction

Modernity in Crisis

Author: L. Donskis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230339194
Release Date: 2011-08-15
Genre: Social Science

A blend of political theory, social theory, and philosophy of culture, the book will show the relationship and tension between thought and action, politics and literature, power and dissent in modern politics and culture.

Coping in Crisis

Author: Katherine K.P. Young
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622090583
Release Date: 1983-07-01
Genre: Social Science

COPING IN CRISIS attempts to examine 'crisis resolution' processes in the light of the time honoured Chinese perspective that crisis 危機 is a time of danger and a time of opportunity. It presents a specific approach to crisis intervention - designed to turn the dangers, demands and deprivations inherent in crisis situations along positive lines - and provides an impetus for" growth. The Hong Kong crisis study, reported in this book, examines the nature of personal, and family, crises; over which people in Hong Kong seek help from the family service centres of the Social Welfare Department and Caritas. It also seeks to discover whether opportunities for growth and learning are present, despite the risks to which the person-in-crisis is exposed.