Diseasing of America by Stanton Peele

Diseasing of America: How We Allowed Recovery Zealots and the Treatment Industry to Convince Us We Are Out of Control by Stanton Peele
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Overview: Diseasing of America is a classic that marked a turning point in the addictions field. Stanton Peele dared to assert that while alcoholism and drug-taking may be addictions, they are not diseases. In this plainspoken and courageous critique of America’s approach to addiction, Peele attacks the "addiction as disease" model promoted by Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, and drug treatment centers. He argues that more practical therapies-behavioral, family oriented, and community based-and normal maturational experiences help people more than AA. Peele documents the scientific fallacies and institutional corruption of the addiction-as-disease movement. In a sweeping historical and social commentary, Peele points the way to positive personal and social change by showing how we can support people in living non-addicted lives. Ultimately, he asserts, the only effective response to addiction is to recreate living communities that nurture constructive human capacities and give people a real stake in life.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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The Black Sun by Stanton Marlan (.M4B)

The Black Sun: The Alchemy and Art of Darkness: Carolyn and Ernest Fay Series in Analytical Psychology by Stanton Marlan
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 181 MB
Overview: In this audiobook, Jungian analyst Stanton Marlan reexamines the paradoxical image of the black sun and the meaning of darkness in Western culture. In the image of the black sun, Marlan finds the hint of a darkness that shines. He draws upon his clinical experiences – and on a wide range of literature and art, including Goethe’s Faust, Dante’s Inferno, the black art of Rothko and Reinhardt – to explore the influence of light and shadow on the fundamental structures of modern thought as well as the contemporary practice of analysis. He shows that the black sun accompanies not only the most negative of psychic experiences but also the most sublime, resonating with the mystical experience of negative theology, the Kabbalah, the Buddhist notions of the void, and the black light of the Sufi mystics.
An important contribution to the understanding of alchemical psychology, this audiobook draws on a postmodern sensibility to develop an original understanding of the black sun. It offers insight into modernity, the act of imagination, and the work of analysis in understanding depression, trauma, and transformation of the soul. Marlan’s original reflections help us to explore the unknown darkness conventionally called the self.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Right Is Ours by Harriet Sigerman

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Proper Is Ours by Harriet Sigerman
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Overview: Sensible, cussed, and astonishingly far-sighted, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the chief architect of the American ladies’s motion. Right here, Harriet Sigerman presents a captivating profile of the lady who courageously campaigned for ladies’s absolute proper to social and political equality within the 1800s. Her stands on points akin to contraception, divorce reform, higher employment alternatives, and equal wages have been revolutionary and controversial then and are nonetheless debated within the political area at this time. Alongside together with her tireless campaign for equal rights, Elizabeth Cady Stanton additionally raised seven youngsters, authored a historical past of the ladies’s rights motion, a feminist critique of the Bible, and her autobiography. That includes never-before-seen pictures and illustrations, Elizabeth Cady Stanton brings to life one among historical past’s liveliest and most fascinating ladies’s rights leaders.
Oxford Portraits are informative and insightful biographies of individuals whose lives formed their instances and proceed to affect ours. Primarily based on the newest scholarship, they draw closely on major sources, together with writings by and about their topics. Every e-book is illustrated with a wealth of pictures, paperwork, memorabilia, framing the character and achievements of its topic in opposition to the backdrop of historical past.
Style: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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