Communicating With The World Of Beings

Author: Knut Helskog
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1782974121
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Communicating With The World Of Beings from the Author: Knut Helskog. The rock art found in the World Heritage sites in the Alta area, Arctic Norway, comprise thousands of images including reindeer and elk as well as fish, birds, boats, humans and geometric patterns. They contain information about peoples who lived in this northern area from about 5000 BC up until the birth of Christ; such as possible social organizations, hunting and trapping, beliefs, rituals,stories, legends, myths, cultural changes and continuities. Communicating with the world of beings addresses an understanding of the rock art in terms of communication with other people and other than-human beings. The figures could have been seen and experienced as symbols in rituals or as expressions of identity, position, power and rights, as depictions of real events and perhaps for use in storytelling. Through rock art, people might also have been able to communicate with other-than-human beings who ruled parts of the environment – in order to petition favors for themselves or others. These other-than-human beings may have been perceived as good and evil powers and spirits of the different worlds of the universe; the dead or souls; which also included the animals depicted or were even embodied in the stone. This communication may have been based on a belief that both living beings and inert objects and natural phenomena had souls, a belief that may have existed ever since the earliest settlements. Such an animistic belief means that everything was seen as having a consciousness and identity of its own, independent and imbued with a will. Therefore, it was essential that the different participants communicated with one another as equal partners. In this beautifully illustrated book Knut Helskog provides a lyrical and personal interpretation of the chronology, patterning and possible meanings behind this extraordinary landscape of prehistoric rock art.

Human And Mediated Communication Around The World

Author: Marieke de Mooij
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319012495
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Human And Mediated Communication Around The World from the Author: Marieke de Mooij. This book is unique in the sense that it offers a comprehensive review and analysis of human communication and mediated communication around the world. This is one of the first attempts to do so in a systematic, comprehensive way. It challenges the assumption that Western theories of human communication and mass communication have universal applicability. It surveys the applicability of mass communication theories to other than Western cultures. The book explains the influence of culture on all forms of communication behavior, be it personal, mediated or mass communication. It presents communication theories from around the world, incorporating a vast body of literature from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. This updated information on important international perspectives that includes both interpersonal and mediated communication is presently not readily available in other sources. The book offers an integrated approach to understanding the working of electronic means of communication that are hybrid media combining human and mediated communication. These new media that are often presented as universal are even more culture-bound than the traditional media.

Why Is Intercultural Communication Regarded As Being So Important In Our Modern World

Author: Tilman Baur
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640537572
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Why Is Intercultural Communication Regarded As Being So Important In Our Modern World from the Author: Tilman Baur. Essay aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Interkulturelle Kommunikation, Note: 2,3, AKAD Fachhochschule Stuttgart, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In a more and more globalized world, it has become crucial to be able to communicate efficiently with business partners around the world. In order to do so, however, we need to understand foreign cultures on different levels. The essay's focus lies not only on theories that explain cultures, but also provides methods and practical tools that help us to deal with representatives of foreign cultures, understand what drives them and what different perspectives on the world they may entertain. Some questions answered in the essay include: - What are intercultural communication, intercultural awareness and intercultural competence? - How can different cultures (and their respective communication patterns) be analysed? - Why has intercultural communication become so important in our modern world? - Examples of how representatives of different cultures perceive certain situations/attitudes/values differently and reasons for this phenomenon. - How can intercultural communication be used effectively and efficiently? - How could intercultural communication influence business negotiations?

The Child In The World

Author: Eva M. Simms
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814338402
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The Child In The World from the Author: Eva M. Simms. A dialogue between developmental research and continental philosophy that illuminates how children experience the world.

From Communication To Presence

Author: Giuseppe Riva
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781586036621
Size: 22.80 MB
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From Communication To Presence from the Author: Giuseppe Riva. Communication is the core activity for an educator, conveying and sharing information from one person to another, from one organization to another. This work includes contributions which encompass a series of topics in communication psychology.

Communicating Christ In A Religious World

Author: John Thomas Rogers
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1615793062
Size: 76.69 MB
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Communicating Christ In A Religious World from the Author: John Thomas Rogers. You hear a knock at your door, and you notice through the window two bicycles parked in your driveway. Two clean-cut young men who appear to be conservative salesman or Christian seminary students dressed in white shirts, ties, and dress slacks wait outside. They inform you that they are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons. What do you say? The fact is that religious people are everywhere from the next door neighbor to the person sitting next to you on the plane. They follow multiple systems of beliefs, and some of them have very different living practices. Not all belong to cults. Some come from common, acceptable religious systems, while others appear extreme. How do you talk to these people and share the message of Christ? How do you even begin to prepare when so many different groups teach so many different doctrines? This book will help you prepare for these conversations. It is not about the teachings of religious groups; plenty of other books outline those teachings. This book explains how to communicate to those in religious systems the love of Christ without a heated debate. You will find Communicating Christ in a Religious World to be a powerful tool which will prepare you to share biblical truth with religious people! John Rogers has been in ministry for over thirty years, spending eighteen of those years as a missionary in an area of Utah that was ninety-five percent Mormon. The only other two options available were a Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall and a Hare Krishna compound. John, the author of several published works, currently serves as a Regional Coordinator for Evangelical Baptist Missions, and he has traveled worldwide holding seminars on how to share Christ with religious people.

Empathy Ii Psychology Revivals

Author: Joseph D. Lichtenberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317970578
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Empathy Ii Psychology Revivals from the Author: Joseph D. Lichtenberg. When the late Heinz Kohut defined psychoanalysis as the science of empathy and introspection, he sparked a debate that has animated psychoanalytic discourse ever since. What is the relationship of empathy to psychoanalysis? Is it a constituent of analytical technique, an integral aspect of the therapeutic action of analysis, or simply a metaphor for a mode of observation better understood via ‘classical’ theory and terminology? The dialogue about empathy, which is really a dialogue about the nature of the analytic process, continues in this two-volume set, originally published in 1984. In Volume I, several illuminating attempts to define empathy are followed by Kohut’s essay, ‘Introspection, Empathy, and the Semicircle of Mental Health.’ Kohut’s paper, in turn, ushers in a series of original contributions on ‘Empathy as a Perspective in Psychoanalysis.’ The volume ends with five papers which strive to demarcate an empathic approach to various areas of artistic endeavour, including the appreciation of visual art. Volume II continues the dialogue with a series of developmental studies which explore the role of empathy in early child care at the same time as they chart the emergence of the young child’s capacity to empathize. In the concluding section, ‘Empathy in Psychoanalytic Work,’ contributors and discussants return to the arena of technique. They not only theorize about empathy in relation to analytic understanding and communication, but address issues of nosology, considering how the empathic vantage point may be utilized in the treatment of patients with borderline and schizophrenic pathology. In their critical attention to the many dimensions of empathy – philosophical, developmental, therapeutic, artistic – the contributors collectively bear witness to the fact that Kohut has helped to shape new questions, but not set limits to the search for answers. The product of their efforts is an anatomical exploration of a topic whose relevance for psychoanalysis and psychotherapy is only beginning to be understood.