Klaus Krippendorff

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Amazon On Communicating: Otherness, Meaning, and Information [Paperback] Klaus Krippendorff (Author), Fernando Bermejo (Editor)

I’ve got the Kindle sample – looks interesting — the material available on Google books – pdf on the kindle – still can’t find the bit where he talks about the I-thou implications on research.

I did see that somewhere?

Yes, but the pages I saw are not available on the MacBook Pro – the iPad seemed to show them.

I might well buy the book. [ Later – Thursday, 11 October, 2012 – bought the Kindle version.]

A clip from the Google book on the Mac is followed by two I got on the iPad.




One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse – Ali Abunimah

I’ve downloaded the sample. As a New Zealander this option makes sense. Nothing is perfect, but two states for New Zealand would not make sense, no matter how unfair the history.

Amazon.com: One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse eBook:: Kindle Store

This review makes it clear what the book is about.

Intelligent writing and vision make this a must-read, November 30, 2006
By Lora Gordon

This review is from: One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse (Hardcover)
Rather than rehashing the same dead arguments on Palestine/Israel or relying on ‘blame game’ rhetoric, this book offers a refreshing vision of the future: one democratic state for Palestinians and Israeli Jews, living side by side with equal rights. Certainly not a new vision, as the author duly notes, but rarely argued so cogently and with such sound vision for the future. Abunimah draws on successful examples of multi-ethnic states (Belgium, Ireland, South Africa) to shape his argument for a multi-ethnic Palestine-Israel, and to envision how two peoples locked into conflict by decades of oppression might come together.

Manufacturing Depression

Democracy Now! 1 March 2010

There are several stories in this hour long program, one about earthquakes, one about race in a Californian university, and one about depression. The last one tells me what I know as a psychotherapy to be true. Not that antidepressants don’t always work, but that why they work is a big muddle, it could be the placebo effect or just time. And the price for this dubious result is to pathologise millions of people, to get them thinking about the psyche in a medical & unhelpful way.

All for huge profit.

The DSM 5 is a scandal and will make the problem worse!

All part of a 150 year trend… that bit was new to me.

Video of the Depression story on Democracy Now

Every health professional should watch this video, listen to this last story in this episode of Democracy Now, or read the book by Gary Greenberg, Amazon:

Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease

Manufacturing Depression?:

The primary point that Greenberg expressed in the interview is that we are taking a normal human experience and turning it into a disease. He makes it clear that he has no problem with relieving the suffering of depression with drugs, but he questions whether we have turned normal blue moods into a disease in order to justify medicating away sadness.

A satisfying read online is where Greenberg is interviewed on the Well. Quote follows.

Continue reading “Manufacturing Depression”

A comparison of psychoanalytic and psychodramatic theory

A comparison of psychoanalytic and psychodramatic theory from a psychodramatist’s perspective – Counselling Psychology Quarterly:

A comparison of psychoanalytic and psychodramatic theory from a psychodramatist’s perspective Abstract A comparison of Freud’s and Moreno’s theories with regard to their implications for psychodrama therapy. Basic differences in the theories are discussed with special regard to therapist role, transference and tele, insight and catharsis, the time concept, the body, and developmental psychology. Other topics treated are concepts of drive or energy, psychic structure and role theory, psychic determinism contra the doctrine of spontaneity-creativity and differences between an intrapsychic and an interpersonal approach. An outline of the relationship of psychodrama and its philosophy and practice to other schools of psychotherapy is given.

[stextbox id=”custom” caption=”Lars Tauvon – Citation”]Author: Lars Tauvon DOI: 10.1080/09515070110092316 Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year Published in: journal Counselling Psychology Quarterly, Volume 14, Issue 4 December 2001 , pages 331 – 355 Subjects: Counseling; Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology – Adult; Formats available: PDF (English) Article Requests: Order Reprints : Request Permissions Single Article Purchase: US$30.00[/stextbox]

I’ll see if I can get this through the library.


Yes I got it as a member of the Canterbury Public library, here.

Supervision of Dramatherapy




Edited by Phil Jones, Ditty Dokter

Series: Supervision in the Arts Therapies

About the Book

Supervision of Dramatherapy offers a thorough overview of Dramatherapy supervision and the issues that can arise during the supervisory task.

Phil Jones and Ditty Dokter bring together experts from the field to examine supervision in a range of contexts with different client groups, including dramatherapy with children, forensic work, and intercultural practice. Each chapter features:

* theoretical grounding
* the importance of action methods
* position in the professional lifecycle
* application in relation to setting and client groups.

Using illustrative examples, Supervision of Dramatherapy provides practical guidance and theoretical grounding, appealing to supervisors and supervisees alike, as well as psychotherapists interested in the use of dramatic methods in the supervisory setting.

* List Price: $35.95
* Web Price: $32.36 (You save $3.59)
* ISBN: 978-0-415-44703-4
* Published by: Routledge
* Publication Date: 11/11/2008
* Pages: 240
* Binding(s): Hardback | Paperback

Books of the Month: December 2002

Books of the Month — Index

December 2000

Janet Abbate, Inventing the Internet. MIT Press, 1999. Reviewed by Linda Baughman.

Peter Lunenfeld, Snap to Grid: A User’s Guide to Digital Arts, Media, and Cultures. MIT Press, 2000. Reviewed by Bryan Alexander.

Review Essay: Anthony Wilhelm, Democracy in a Digital Age: Challenges to Political Life in Cyberspace (Routledge, 2000); Elaine Kamarck and Joseph Nye, Democracy.com? Governance in a Networked World (Hollis Publishing, 1999); and Richard Davis, The Web of Politics: The Internet’s Impact on the American Political System (Oxford University Press, 1999). Reviewed by Philip Howard.

Three reviews, as regular as clockwork. Well maintained site. I get notified every time – see the spyonit link on the left.