Vulnerable Futures, Transformative Pasts published

Vulnerability reins our time. People know that their world is changing in ways that they cannot foresee. Communities disintegrate and boundaries lose their relevance. Drawing on the concept of vulnerability as an affective relation individuals hold with their world and with their lives, this book analyzes vulnerability as it is immanently connected to temporality. It … Continue reading

Facing Poverty and Marginalization published

A long history of poverty, discrimination, colonialism and struggle for social justice has provided, over the last fifty years, the context for the development of a vast amount of critical scholarship targeting marginalization in Brazil: Freireian pedagogics, theology of liberation, critical sociology, anthropology and ethnomathematics, critical social psychology and discourse analysis. Most of this scholarship … Continue reading

Chalcedonian Personalism published

We all have a sense of what it means to be a person, but how do we conceptualize that intuition? What is the connection between a person and their human nature? Where does mind fit in to the picture? This book draws upon the work of Joseph Ratzinger and Hans Urs von Balthasar, both of … Continue reading

Relational Ministry published

Historically, the relationship between religion and psychotherapy has been more negative than positive. Are there inherent contradictions between the two, or can advances in the area of mental health care offer insights that are useful for the work of those in ordained ministry? This book presents an analysis of the relationship between ordained ministry on … Continue reading

Feeling the Fleshed Body published

In 1971, on two separate occasions, Brenda Downing was raped. She was in her final year of primary school. In the immediate aftermath, the shame she harboured, coupled with a failed disclosure the same year, meant she did not risk talking of her experience again until almost thirty years later and did not begin to … Continue reading

New series: New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education

Book proposals are welcome for the new series   New Disciplinary Perspectives on Education   Series Editors: Dr Jones Irwin, St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University Dr Stephen Cowden, Coventry University Educational theory has always been framed within a wider context including philosophy, psychology, sociology and history. In the last ten years, educational discourse has … Continue reading

Review of Psychiatry, Subjectivity, Community: Franco Basaglia and Biopolitics

Psychiatry, Subjectivity, Community: Franco Basaglia and Biopolitics, by Alvise Sforza Tarabochia, is reviewed in the online journal State of Mind: Il giornale delle scienze psicologiche. Please click here to read the review.

Conscience in Context

In this book, the author presents a detailed study of the notion of conscience from the perspective of its historical development and existential environment. The purpose of the study is to highlight conscience’s dignity and fallibility, as well as its dependence upon the context of virtue and grace, in order to develop as our capacity … Continue reading

Psychiatry, Subjectivity, Community

Law 180, which abolished mental asylums in Italy, was passed in 1978. It came to be known as the ‘Basaglia Law’, after the physician whose work revolutionised psychiatry in Italy and worldwide. Franco Basaglia (1924-1980) battled to overturn an obsolete but prevalent conception of psychiatry, rooted in the asylum, where allegedly dangerous madmen were incarcerated … Continue reading

Secular Health and Sacred Belief?

Social exclusion is one of the most significant problems facing individuals with mental illness in contemporary Ireland. In the era of the growing secular medical-industrial complex and its alienating effects, it is important to strengthen confidence in mental health services that promote social inclusion, specifically for stigmatised groups. As mainstream facilities remain attached to a … Continue reading

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