A Delicate Aggression

David O. Dowling. A Delicate Aggression A Delicate Aggression Savagery and Survival in the Iowa Writers' Front Cover.

Author: David O. Dowling

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300215847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 420

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A vibrant history of the renowned and often controversial Iowa Writers' Workshop and its celebrated alumni and faculty As the world's preeminent creative writing program, the Iowa Writers' Workshop has produced an astonishing number of distinguished writers and poets since its establishment in 1936. Its alumni and faculty include twenty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners, six U.S. poet laureates, and numerous National Book Award winners. This volume follows the program from its rise to prominence in the early 1940s under director Paul Engle, who promoted the "workshop" method of classroom peer criticism. Meant to simulate the rigors of editorial and critical scrutiny in the publishing industry, this educational style created an environment of both competition and community, cooperation and rivalry. Focusing on some of the exceptional authors who have participated in the program--such as Flannery O'Connor, Dylan Thomas, Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Smiley, Sandra Cisneros, T. C. Boyle, and Marilynne Robinson--David Dowling examines how the Iowa Writers' Workshop has shaped professional authorship, publishing industries, and the course of American literature.

A Delicate Aggression

This volume follows the program from its rise to prominence in the early 1940s under director Paul Engle, who promoted the “workshop” method of classroom peer criticism.

Author: David O. Dowling

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300245004

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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A vibrant history of the renowned and often controversial Iowa Writers’ Workshop and its celebrated alumni and faculty As the world’s preeminent creative writing program, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop has produced an astonishing number of distinguished writers and poets since its establishment in 1936. Its alumni and faculty include twenty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners, six U.S. poet laureates, and numerous National Book Award winners. This volume follows the program from its rise to prominence in the early 1940s under director Paul Engle, who promoted the “workshop” method of classroom peer criticism. Meant to simulate the rigors of editorial and critical scrutiny in the publishing industry, this educational style created an environment of both competition and community, cooperation and rivalry. Focusing on some of the exceptional authors who have participated in the program—such as Flannery O’Connor, Dylan Thomas, Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Smiley, Sandra Cisneros, T. C. Boyle, and Marilynne Robinson—David Dowling examines how the Iowa Writers’ Workshop has shaped professional authorship, publishing industries, and the course of American literature.

Neurobiology of Aggression

Understanding and Preventing Violence Mark P Mattson ... Response Labeling aggression with the term pathological is a delicate social issue that is prone to ...

Author: Mark P Mattson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781592593828

Category: Medical

Page: 324

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Aggression is a highly conserved behavioral adaptation that evolved to help org- isms compete for limited resources and thereby ensure their survival. However, in modern societies where resources such as food, shelter, etc. are not limiting, aggr- sion has become a major cultural problem worldwide presumably because of its deep seeded roots in the neuronal circuits and neurochemical pathways of the human brain. In Neurobiology of Aggression: Understanding and Preventing Violence, leading experts in the fields of the neurobiology, neurochemistry, genetics, and behavioral and cultural aspects of aggression and violence provide a comprehensive collection of review articles on one of the most important cross-disciplinary issues of our time. Rather than summarize the topics covered by each author in each chapter, I present a schematic diagram to guide the reader in thinking about different aspects of aggr- sive and violent behavior from its neurobiological roots to environmental factors that can either promote or prevent aggression to visions of some of the most horrific acts of violence of our times, and then towards the development of strategies to reduce aggressive behavior and prevent violence. It is hoped that Neurobiology of Aggression: Understanding and Preventing V- lence will foster further research aimed at understanding the environmental genetic and neurochemical roots of aggression and how such information can be used to move forward towards the goal of eliminating violence.

The Neuropsychology of Aggression

There is no ineluctable necessity about aggression. ... thathe must bea cooperator, thatany undue aggressivenessmight fatally upset the delicate balance ...

Author: R. Whalen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468430721

Category: Psychology

Page: 214

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This volume is based on papers presented at a Workshop on the Neuropsychology of Aggression held at Newport Beach, California in March 1974. The Workshop was sponsored by the Neuropsy chology Research Review Committee of the National Institute of Mental Health (Grant #MH-23355-0l) and by the Department of Psychobiology of the University of California, Irvine. The goal of the Workshop was to review contemporary approaches to the study of aggression. Thus, the chapters of this book cover not only conceptual issues, but also experimental tech niques of genetic analysis, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology and neuroendocrinology. It is hoped that these chapters will be of value to investigators of the many important problems of the nature of the biology of aggression. Especial thanks go to Mrs. Chris Johnson who played a major role both in organizing the Workshop and in preparing the manuscripts for publication. In the latter task Miss Sue McKenney also participated and deserves thanks. Richard E. Whalen v Contents Aggression and the Evolution of Man ..•.•.•..•..••• 1 Ashley Montagu Conceptual and Methodological Problems Associated with the Study of Aggressive Behavior in Primates under Seminatural 33 Conditions ....................... , ............... . G. Gray Eaton Experimental Analysis of Aggression and 53 its Neural Basis •..•...•...••....•.....•.....••.•. John P. Flynn Neurophysiological Approaches to the 65 Study of Aggression .••••...•.•.•.............•.... Adrian A. Perachio and Margery Alexander 87 Behavioral Genetic Analyses of Aggression ........ .

Aggression Family Violence and Chemical Dependency

anger difficulties is a delicate task. Daley (1987) suggests that some individuals might benefit from dual treatment in conjunction with a PTSD support ...

Author: Ron Potter-Efron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317714941

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 236

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Here is an informational and practical book that systematically addresses the complex relationships between chemical abuse/dependency, aggression, and family violence. Directed toward professional chemical dependency and family violence counselors, it provides specific guidelines for the assessment of child abuse, incest, and marital rape, as they are likely to be encountered in a chemical dependency treatment setting. Experts outline treatment suggestions for chemically dependent and codependent individuals who are or have been the victims/perpetrators of family violence. Aggression, Family Violence and Chemical Dependency contains two unique and very detailed chapters on the relationship between aggression and the use of alcohol and other mood-altering substances as well as the connections between these two and other physiological and psychological correlates of violence. mention that Ron and Patricia Potter-Efron are the authors of Letting Go of Shame (Harper & Row)

Delicate Subjects

Addressing the interrelated issues of the history of anxieties about rational violence and the significance of the feminine in romantic literature and theory, Ellison focuses on the works of three major writers -Schleiermacher, Coleridge, ...

Author: Julie Ellison

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501721281

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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"There is no more romantic a tendency in contemporary critical theory, Julie Ellison asserts, than its emerging analysis of philosophical language as masculine and aggressive. Addressing the interrelated issues of the history of anxieties about rational violence and the significance of the feminine in romantic literature and theory, Ellison focuses on the works of three major writers -Schleiermacher, Coleridge, and Fuller- and on the 'delicate, ' and perennially challenging, subject of the function of gender in ethical discourse. Her book yields a fresh perspective on the importance of the romantic tradition for feminism and on the role of feminism in the current reevaluation of romanticism."--Quatrième de couverture of paperback ed.

The Crime of Aggression Under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

... to press their views and risk upsetting the delicate balance that had been reached.69 Given the close proximity of notions of aggression to national ...

Author: Carrie McDougall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107011090

Category: Law

Page: 382

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An analysis of the crime of aggression amendments adopted under the International Criminal Court's Statute in 2010.

The Routledge Companion to American Literary Journalism

... the most recent of which are A Delicate Aggression: Savagery and Survival in the Iowa Writers' Workshop (Yale) and Immersive Longform Storytelling: ...

Author: William E. Dow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315525990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 558

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Taking a thematic approach, this new companion provides an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and international study of American literary journalism. From the work of Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman to that of Joan Didion and Dorothy Parker, literary journalism is a genre that both reveals and shapes American history and identity. This volume not only calls attention to literary journalism as a distinctive genre but also provides a critical foundation for future scholarship. It brings together cutting-edge research from literary journalism scholars, examining historical perspectives; themes, venues, and genres across time; theoretical approaches and disciplinary intersections; and new directions for scholarly inquiry. Provoking reconsideration and inquiry, while providing new historical interpretations, this companion recognizes, interacts with, and honors the tradition and legacies of American literary journalism scholarship. Engaging the work of disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, African American studies, gender studies, visual studies, media studies, and American studies, in addition to journalism and literary studies, this book is perfect for students and scholars of those disciplines.

Performance and Phenomenology

Chicago Artistic Director Jay Torrence notes about nakedness in TML, “a delicate aggression that occurs in the room. It's almost painful for the audience to ...

Author: Maaike Bleeker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317617938

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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This book offers a timely discussion about the interventions and tensions between two contested and contentious fields, performance and phenomenology, with international case studies that map an emerging 21st century terrain of critical and performance practice. Building on the foundational texts of both fields that established the performativity of perception and cognition, Performance and Phenomenology continues a tradition that considers experience to be the foundation of being and meaning. Acknowledging the history and critical polemics against phenomenological methodology and against performance as a field of study and category of artistic production, the volume provides both an introduction to core thinkers and an expansion on their ideas in a wide range of case studies. Whether addressing the use of dead animals in performance, actor training, the legal implications of thinking phenomenologically about how we walk, or the intertwining of digital and analog perception, each chapter explores a world comprised of embodied action and thought. The established and emerging scholars contributing to the volume develop insights central to the phenomenological tradition while expanding on the work of contemporary theorists and performers. In asking why performance and phenomenology belong in conversation together, the book suggests how they can transform each other in the process and what is at stake in this transformation.

The Crime of Aggression

In 2008, Iranian nuclear scientists at Natanz discovered the centrifuges spinning erratically and damaging the delicate machinery inside.

Author: Noah Weisbord

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691191355

Category: Law

Page: 272

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A gripping behind-the-scenes account of the dramatic legal fight to hold leaders personally responsible for aggressive war On July 17, 2018, starting an unjust war became a prosecutable international crime alongside genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Instead of collective state responsibility, our leaders are now personally subject to indictment for crimes of aggression, from invasions and preemptions to drone strikes and cyberattacks. The Crime of Aggression is Noah Weisbord’s riveting insider’s account of the high-stakes legal fight to enact this historic legislation and hold politicians accountable for the wars they start. Weisbord, a key drafter of the law for the International Criminal Court, takes readers behind the scenes of one of the most consequential legal dramas in modern international diplomacy. Drawing on in-depth interviews and his own invaluable insights, he sheds critical light on the motivations of the prosecutors, diplomats, and military strategists who championed the fledgling prohibition on unjust war—and those who tried to sink it. He untangles the complex history behind the measure, tracing how the crime of aggression was born at the Nuremberg trials only to fall dormant during the Cold War, and he draws lessons from such pivotal events as the collapse of the League of Nations, the rise of the United Nations, September 11, and the war on terror. The power to try leaders for unjust war holds untold promise for the international order, but also great risk. In this incisive and vitally important book, Weisbord explains how judges in such cases can balance the imperatives of justice and peace, and how the fair prosecution of aggression can humanize modern statecraft.

Christian Martyrdom and Christian Violence

But history still labors under sin and evil, with violence and injustice at work in the ... it may leave open in a delicate way the possibility of violence ...

Author: Matthew D. Lundberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197566596

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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"What is the place-if any-for violence in the Christian life? This book explores this question by analyzing a paradox of mainstream Christian history, theology, and ethics: At the heart of the Christian story, the suffering of violence stands as the price of faithfulness. From Jesus himself to martyrs who have died while following him, at the core of Christian faith is an experience of being victimized by the world's violence. At the same time, the majority opinion for most of Christian history has held that there are situations when the follower of Jesus may be justified in inflicting violence on others, especially in the context of war. Do these two facets of Christian ethics and experience-martyrdom and the just war-represent a contradiction, the self-defeating irony of those who follow a Lord who refused to defend himself taking up deadly weapons? In arguing that they do not, the book contends that any meaningful coherence between a theology of martyrdom and commitment to a just war ethic requires shifts away from a common heroic conception of Christian martyrdom and a common secularized Realpolitik conception of necessary violence. Instead, it requires a view of martyrdom that acknowledges even the martyrs as subject to the ambiguities of the human condition, even as they present a compelling witness to Jesus and the way of the cross. And it requires an approach to justified violence that reflects the self-sacrificial ethos of Jesus displayed in the lives of true Christian martyrs"--

Global Violence

... to defend themselves from aggression and maintain the delicate balance of power that deters aggression and provides some semblance of stability.

Author: Eric A Heinze

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317409786

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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What does it mean to say that a particular war is just or unjust, that terrorism is always wrong, or that torture can sometimes be morally justified? What are the moral bases for the possession or use of nuclear weapons, intervening in other countries’ civil wars, or being a bystander to genocide? Such questions take us to the heart of what is morally right and wrong behaviour in our world. Global Violence: Ethical and Political Issues provides readers with the analytical tools to better understand the suppositions that underlie the debates about such questions, as well as advances its own reasoned and informed ethical analyses of these topics. The book engages different normative approaches from the fields of ethics, political theory, and international relations and uses them to examine a set of case studies on the subjects of inter-state and civil war, nuclear weapons, terrorism, torture and genocide.

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Aggression

... to do so despite the delicate nature of the peer experiences involved. ... the central role played by peer experiences in regard to aggression and other ...

Author: Tina Malti

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462536610

Category: Psychology

Page: 476

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Presenting cutting-edge work from leading scholars, this authoritative handbook reviews the breadth of current knowledge on aggression from infancy through adolescence. The volume explores the forms and functions of aggression and the multiple factors that contribute to its emergence, development, and consequences, including genetic and biological influences, temperament, family dynamics, peer relations, and social inequality. It provides up-to-date perspectives on problems such as disruptive and defiant behaviors, bullying (including cyberbullying), social aggression, and youth violence, and examines relations between aggression and normative social–emotional and social-cognitive development. It also discusses the opposite end of the spectrum, including kindness and prosocial behaviors. Identifying important implications for practice and policy, contributors describe effective approaches to screening, assessment, and intervention in family, school, community, and clinical settings.

Gender based violence in university communities

aggression through too assertive a rejection and strategise to manage risks ... women's negotiation of consent can prove to be a delicate balancing act: too ...

Author: Anitha, Sundari

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447336600

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Until recently, higher education in the UK has largely failed to recognise gender-based violence (GBV) on campus, but following the UK government task force set up in 2015, universities are becoming more aware of the issue. And recent cases in the media about the sexualised abuse of power in institutions such as universities, Parliament and Hollywood highlight the prevalence and damaging impact of GBV. In this book, academics and practitioners provide the first in-depth overview of research and practice in GBV in universities. They set out the international context of ideologies, politics and institutional structures that underlie responses to GBV in elsewhere in Europe, in the US, and in Australia, and consider the implications of implementing related policy and practice. Presenting examples of innovative British approaches to engagement with the issue, the book also considers UK, EU and UN legislation to give an international perspective, making it of direct use to discussions of ‘what works’ in preventing GBV.

Biology of the Lobster

The decrease in aggression as the delicate molting process approaches (D3) and following molting (A and B), when the soft-shelled animal is vulnerable, ...

Author: Jan Robert Factor

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080528031

Category: Science

Page: 528

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The widely distributed American Lobster, Homarus americanus, which inhabits coastal waters from Canada to the Carolinas, is an important keystone species. A valuable source of income, its abundance or rarity often reflects the health of ecosystems occupied by these crustaceans. This comprehensive reference brings together all that is known of these fascinating animals. It will appeal to biologists, zoologists, aquaculturalists, fishery biologists, and researchers working with other lobster species, as well as neurobiologists looking for more information on the model system they so often use. First comprehensive book on the American lobster since Herrick's century-old monograph Provides crucial background for neurobiologists who use this crustacean as a model organism Contains a comprehensive treatment of the lobster fishery and its management

Masculinity Bullying and Aggression

the most delicate artist and the beefiest athlete. Boys often censor or hide parts of themselves and pretend to have interests and strengths they may not ...

Author: Sam Navarre

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448855254

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

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Provides advice for boys and young men about dealing with bullying, cyberbullying, and dealing with emotions nonviolently.

Self mutilation and Art Therapy

... clay with a mixture of tenderness and playful aggression , gently patting ... clay was kitten - like in its delicate aggression , as though the missing ...

Author: Diana Milia

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853026832

Category: Psychology

Page: 205

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Milia examines the effect of art therapy interventions with clients who harm their bodies. Demonstrating how these theories can be implemented in practice, Milia describes examples from her clinical experience, and includes case studies. Her practical book extends our understanding of the self-mutilation concept and how best it may be addressed.

Understanding and Preventing Violence Volume 3

The delicate interplay of these factors responds to the social cues of the setting in which couples interact. From these cues, marital violence by male ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309050807

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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This volume examines social influences on violent events and violent behavior, particularly concentrating on how the risks of violent criminal offending and victimization are influenced by communities, social situations, and individuals; the role of spouses and intimates; the differences in violence levels between males and females; and the roles of psychoactive substances in violent events.

A Delicate Mission

Treaties of non - aggression or of ' neutrality ' meant little as between a strong country and a weak one ( he instanced the German - Danish treaty ) —but ...

Author: Richard Gardiner Casey Baron Casey

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 0642276625

Category: Australia

Page: 260

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This book, with its illuminating introduction and notes, traces the evolution of Casey's 'delicate' role as Australian Minister to the United States during a critical time in Australia's history. It reveals Casey treading a fine diplomatic tightrope for America's support of Britain and Australia in the war, without risking aggravation of America's many powerful isolationists.

Aggression and Peacefulness in Humans and Other Primates

... group depends upon the delicate balance struck between social activities ... In this view, the group dominance hierarchy formalizes 152 AGGRESSION AND ...

Author: James Silverberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195361237

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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This book explores the role of aggression in primate social systems and its implications for human behavior. Many people look to primate studies to see if and how we might be able to predict violent behavior in humans, or ultimately to control war. Of particular interest in the study of primate aggression are questions such as: how do primates use aggression to maintain social organization; what are the costs of aggression; why do some primates avoid aggressive behavior altogether. Students and researchers in primatology, behavioral biology, anthropology, and psychology will read with interest as the editors and contributors to this book address these and other basic research questions about aggression. They bring new information to the topic as well as an integrated view of aggression that combines important evolutionary considerations with developmental, sociological and cultural perspectives.