Re Authoring the World

It translates the Narrative Therapy approach and practices for people outside the therapeutic context that are interested in shifting the stories of their own lives as well as the communities and organisations that they work in.

Author: Chene Swart

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781869224523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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Reauthoring the World invites readers to a transformational way of being in the world. It translates the Narrative Therapy approach and practices for people outside the therapeutic context that are interested in shifting the stories of their own lives as well as the communities and organisations that they work in.

Transforming Organizations

1 The Roots of Re-authoring Ideas and Practices The re-authoring ideas and practices are rooted in a deep friendship ... Five years into translating these ideas, I wrote a book, Re-authoring the World (Swart 2013), with what some people ...

Author: Jacques Chlopczyk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030178512

Category: Psychology

Page: 301

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Achieving true change and innovation depends on our ability to re-imagine and re-author the futures we want our organizations to have – and to open new perspectives and new ways of thinking, being and doing in the process. Narrative approaches and storytelling are powerful tools that can help us create a new future for branding and marketing, change, leadership, organizational learning and development. Gathering contributions by scholars and practitioners from various disciplines, this book provides a unique overview of an emerging field of practice in organizations and communities. Rooted in a narrative conceptual framework, the respective papers describe a broad range of trans-disciplinary applications, tools and methods for effectively working with stories.

Re Authoring Life Narratives After Trauma A Holistic Narrative Model of Care

We needed such healing to transform our way of thinking about ourselves and the world around us. This process successfully transformed us from victims to survivors. According to Bartsch and Bartsch (1996): Survivors are people who have ...

Author: Charles B. Manda

Publisher: AOSIS

ISBN: 9781928396901

Category: Religion

Page: 394

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Re-authoring Life Narratives after Trauma is an interdisciplinary, specialist resource for traumatic stress researchers, practitioners and frontline workers who focus their research and work on communities from diverse religious backgrounds that are confronted with trauma, death, illness and other existential crises. This book aims to argue that the biopsychosocial approach is limited in scope when it comes to reaching a holistic model of assessing and treating individuals and communities that are exposed to trauma. The holistic model must integrate an understanding of and respect for the many forms of religion and spirituality that clients might have (Pargament 2011). It will not only bring a spiritual perspective into the psychotherapeutic dialogue, but it will also assist in dealing with the different demands in pastoral ministry as related to clinical and post-traumatic settings. The book makes several contributions to scholarship in the disciplines of, although not limited to, traumatic stress studies, pastoral care and counselling, psychology and psychiatry. Firstly, the book brings spirituality into the psychotherapeutic dialogue; traditionally, religious and spiritual topics have not been a welcome part of the psychotherapeutic dialogue. Secondly, it underscores the significance of documenting literary narratives as a means of healing trauma; writing about our traumas enables us to express things that cannot be conveyed in words, and to bring to light what has been suppressed and imagine new possibilities of living meaningfully in a changed world. Thirdly, it proposes an extension to the five-stage model of trauma and recovery coined by Judith Herman.

The Handbook of Narrative and Psychotherapy

Thus , it is not just those therapeutic conversations that are unpacking of the stories of people's lives and identities that bring the world into therapy . Re - authoring conversations achieve this as well .

Author: Lynne E. Angus

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761926844

Category: Psychology

Page: 404

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This handbook draws together theorists and practitioners to describe and detail assessment and intervention strategies focusing on client story-telling and story reconstruction to promote positive change in clients.

The Dramatic Arts and Cultural Studies

We also see the world of the original text in a new way. What was silenced becomes voiced. What was invisible becomes seen. From this re-authoring of text, we have possibilities played out for a deconstruction and reconstruction of our ...

Author: Kathleen S. Berry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135576745

Category: Education

Page: 192

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This book presents a wide range of contemporary theories borrowed from Cultural Studies augmented with practical implications that support dramatic artists in their struggle to create possible multiple realities for a postmodern future. Teachers, directors, writers, students, and many others involved in the dramatic arts will benefit from the discussions of Cultural Studies and the connections to the Dramatic Arts. The first chapters mix theory and practice while the last chapter provides questioning strategies and conventions that can be used in actual sessions to deconstruct scripted or improvised dramatic texts. This is a useful introductory text for artists, directors, teachers, students, and others involved in the Dramatic Arts who would like to energize their work through contemporary theories and practices of Cultural Studies.


... synthetic imposters, deep fakes, algorithms, neural networks and bots are rewriting scripts, re-authoring the world. The high-fidelity cheat-feats of technical artistry that AI ushers in, where every representation of the world can ...

Author: Mark Morris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119747222

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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In light of current developments in modelling, and with the aim of reinvigorating debates around the potentiality of the architectural model – its philosophies, technologies and futures – this issue of AD examines how the model has developed to become an immersive worldbuilding machine. Worldbuilding is the creation of imaginary worlds through forms of cultural production. Although this discourse began with an analysis of imaginary places constructed in works of literature, it has evolved to encompass worlds from fields such as cinema, games, design, landscape, urbanism and architecture. Worldbuilding differs from the notion of worldmaking, which deals with how speculative thinking can influence the construction of the phenomenal world. As architects postulate ever-increasingly complex world models from which to draw inspiration and inform their practice, questions of scale, representation and collaboration emerge. Discussed through a range of articles from acclaimed international contributors in the fields of both architecture and media studies, this issue explores how the architectural model is situated between concepts of worldbuilding and worldmaking – in the creative space of worldmodelling. Contributors: Kathy Battista, Thea Brejzek and Lawrence Wallen, Pascal Bronner and Thomas Hillier, Mark Cousins, James A Craig and Matt Ozga-Lawn, Kate Davies, Ryan Dillon, Christian Hubert, Chad Randl, Theodore Spyropoulos, and Mark JP Wolf. Featured architects: Phil Ayres, FleaFolly Architects, Minimaforms, and Stasus.

Reclaiming Early Childhood Literacies

(Re)Authoring Our understandings of (re)authoring are informed by Gallas' (2003) discussion of authoring as the process of “metaphorically writing in the world in a way that gives that interpretation of the world weight, voice, ...

Author: Richard J Meyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317371731

Category: Education

Page: 290

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At a time when literacy has become more of a political issue than a research or pedagogical one, this volume refocuses attention on work with young children that places them at the center of their literacy worlds. Drawing on robust and growing knowledge which is often marginalized because of political and legislative forces, it explores young children’s literacies as inclusive, redefined, and broadened—encompassing technologies, the arts, multiple modalities, and teaching and learning for democracy, cultural sustainability and social justice. Highlighted themes include children’s rights to grow through playful engagements with multiple literacies to interrogate their worlds; adults who expand and inspire children’s consciousness and awareness of others and the world around them; the centrality of meaning making in all aspects of language and literacy development; a deep respect for diversities, including languages, cultures, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and more; and an expansive understanding of the nature of texts.

Re engaging the African Diasporas

In M. J. Stevens & D. Wedding (Eds.), Psychology: IUPsyS Global Resource (9th ed.). London: Psychology Press. Pamphilon, B. (1999). ... New York: Routledge. Swart, C. (2013). Re-Authoring the World: The Narrative Lens and Chapter Ten 226.

Author: Charles Quist-Adade

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443898324

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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Re-engaging the African Diasporas: Pan-Africanism in the Age of Globalization is the second volume in the Kwame Nkrumah International Conference series, and brings together twenty selected papers presented at the Third Kwame Nkrumah International Conference held at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on August 19-21, 2014. Two premises inform this volume: (1) If the history of slavery and its vestiges divided and continue to divide the continent and its Diasporas, modern technology should be harnessed to bridge that divide, and (2) the continent’s development is a boon to the development of what the African Union has dubbed Africa’s “Sixth Region”. The book threads together papers that seek to give academic and intellectual impetus to tie the continent’s development to that of the African Diaspora. The goal is to end the inertia and inward-looking on the part of scholars and academics in both Africa and “African International” or “Global Africa,” and re-engage one another in more productive ways. By harnessing the enormous resources available in our internet age and riding the cresting wave of globalization, the task of re-engagement will be vastly enhanced, and the debates and discussions in this volume will serve to facilitate this re-engagement. A main highlight of the conference was a special tribute to Nelson Mandela to honour his death in December, 2013 and celebrate 20 years of South African independence. In these papers, scholars examine Mandela’s role in the transition of South Africa from a racist state to a democratic nation. They critically examine how the ANC’s policies have impacted post-Apartheid South Africa and question what alternatives remain for the future.

Re authoring Teaching

The first thing that stood out to me on your map was the clarity with which you described the person you want to be in this world. Your landscape of consciousness allowed me deep into the world of Lisa and I felt I had a “birdseye view” ...

Author: Peggy Sax

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789087904500

Category: Education


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Key phrases: blended learning, insider knowledge, online pedagogy, narrative therapy, postmodern pedagogy, practitioners and consumers, practitioner-training, public practices, reflective practitioner, students’ voices, teaching congruently, teacher-practitioner, therapeutic letters, teaching therapeutic practice.

Dialogic Organization Development

Acta Theologica, 17(1), 27–50. Morgan, A. (2000). What is narrative therapy? Adelaide, Australia: Dulwich Centre. Saunders, O. (2013). Shifting the economics. In C. Swart, Re-authoring the world (pp. 100–102).

Author: Gervase R. Bushe

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781626564053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

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A Dynamic New Approach to Organizational Change Dialogic Organization Development is a compelling alternative to the classical action research approach to planned change. Organizations are seen as fluid, socially constructed realities that are continuously created through conversations and images. Leaders and consultants can help foster change by encouraging disruptions to taken-for-granted ways of thinking and acting and the use of generative images to stimulate new organizational conversations and narratives. This book offers the first comprehensive introduction to Dialogic Organization Development with chapters by a global team of leading scholar-practitioners addressing both theoretical foundations and specific practices.

A Future Untold

The power of story to transform the world and ourselves Alina Siegfried ... 4 Evans, Alex, The Myth Gap (London: Transworld, 2017). 5. ... 3 Stewart, Chené, Re-Authoring the World (Johannesburg: Knowres Publishing, 2013).

Author: Alina Siegfried

Publisher: Systemic

ISBN: 9780473587475

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Why can’t you understand those people who think so differently from you? Why have we failed to meaningfully address climate change despite 40 years of clear climate science? Why are so many of our systems of social support failing us? At the root of the answers to these questions lies the extraordinary power of story. The world is built upon stories - stories we believe about ourselves and others, narratives about “the way things are”, and myths that define our relationship to the world around us. Many of the stories and narratives that we subconsciously believe have led us down the dark path to rising inequality, food insecurity, unprecedented levels of polarisation, and ecological instability on a planetary scale. And because it was us - humans - who collectively authored these stories, it is us who have the power to change them. An entertaining and inspiring rallying cry, A Future Untold urges us to return to the most fundamental driver of human behaviour and culture setting – story. Drawing heavily from her experience in environmental advocacy, activism, political communications, spoken word, and the entrepreneurial sector, New Zealand National Poetry Slam champion Alina Siegfried (AKA Ali Jacs) translates the fundamentals of narrative change into authentic stories, entertaining anecdotes, new myths for humanity, and a handful of powerful poems to provide a call to action for everyday citizens who believe that we can build a better future together.

No Shame in Wesley s Gospel

That is, he understood that seeking this world for human worth and dignity as well as happiness would lead to status ... Editing and re-authoring are narrative strategies used by family therapists to reorient people's lives toward more ...

Author: Edward P. Wimberly

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630875756

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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As an African American who was a senior pastor in both white and black churches between 1966 and 1974, Edward Wimberly encountered shame as the feeling of being unloved and being unlovable primarily when his parishioners and counselees experienced a loss of a loved one. Grief was the dominant psychological category for talking about loss in those days, and the feeling of shame of being abandoned and resulting in feelings of being unloved were described as temporary. However, in the middle 1980s pastoral theologians began to recognize shame as a dominant psychological and spiritual long lasting experience that needed to be addressed. Thus, pastoral counselors and pastoral theologians began to explore psychological object relations theory, self-psychology, and the psychology of shame to understand the persistence of the experience of shame. Today shame as the feeling of being unloved and unlovable is a major experience of many modern people given the nature of the loss of relational connections and close-knit communities. Many psychologies are surfacing focusing on cultural narcissism or selfish love, the cult of self-admiration which is replacing self-actualization, and the equating of wealth and social status with being loved. Growing up in the Methodist tradition in an African American church, Wimberly was sensitized to John Wesley's small group experience hearing about the class meetings. Moreover, he had been exposed to the use of small groups in Zimbabwe, Africa in 1998 based on African Methodists attempts to recover the village which was disappearing on account of technology, industrialization, and the colonialism's destruction of the family.Thus, based on the author's family of origin community's fascination with Wesley's small group and witnessing this same phenomenon in Africa, Wimberly decided to explore Wesley's cell group practical theology for its contribution to twenty-first century ministry to people who could be classified as relational refugees.

The Healing Power of Spirituality How Faith Helps Humans Thrive 3 volumes

The practices I will apply to stories of faith are re-authoring conversation, re-membering conversations, ... is finally understood in a more hopeful vein as the author of new stories views life and the world in a larger perspective.

Author: J. Harold Ellens

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313366468

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 989

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This three-volume set addresses how the role of spirituality and its constructive expressions in various religions—and outside of formal religion—enhances human personality and experience. • 55 distinguished contributors, representing numerous religious traditions, research disciplines, and psychospiritual perspectives, from North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe • Graphic illustrations of brain functions under varied conditions with various electrical and chemical stimuli, as well as a graphic depiction of personal narrative material

Transforming World Politics

Interrupting Stone now and then for clarification or explanation, they add commentaries of their own, editing and re-authoring the story even as it is told to them. These journeys are life- and mind-transforming but none leaves behind ...

Author: Anna M. Agathangelou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135979959

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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This book provides a critical understanding of contemporary world politics by arguing that the neoliberal approach to international relations seduces many of us into investing our lives in projects of power and alienation. These projects offer few options for emancipation; consequently, many feel they have little choice but to retaliate against violence with more violence. The authors of this pioneering work articulate worldism as an alternative approach to world politics. It intertwines non-Western and Western traditions by drawing on Marxist, postcolonial, feminist and critical security approaches with Greek and Chinese theories of politics, broadly defined. The authors contend that contemporary world politics cannot be understood outside the legacies of these multiple worlds, including axes of power configured by gender, race, class, and nationality, which are themselves linked to earlier histories of colonizations and their contemporary formations. With fiction and poetry as exploratory methods, the authors build on their ‘multiple worlds’ approach to consider different sites of world politics, arguing that a truly emancipatory understanding of world politics requires more than just a shift in ways of thinking; above all, it requires a shift in ways of being. Transforming World Politics will be of vital interest to students and scholars of International Relations, Political Science, Postcolonial Studies, Social Theory, Women's Studies, Asian Studies, European Union and Mediterranean Studies, and Security Studies.

Understanding Narrative Therapy

The third major area is for the enhancement of the skills that make the re-authoring process possible. ... A WORLD VIEW FOR NARRATIVE PRACTICE The person's world view is a set of fundamental beliefs, attitudes, values, and knowledge ...

Author: Sonia L. Abels, MSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826116582

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

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A clear guide to one of todayís most popular treatment modalities, this volume explores why the narrative metaphor is important in the therapeutic relationship, and how to incorporate narrative techniques into social work practice. Building on basic insights about how stories shape peopleís lives, and how destructive stories can be modified, the authors explore various applications of the narrative approach. These applications include conducting groups, working with multicultural clients, and supplementary classroom discussions.

Children Youth and Spirituality in a Troubling World

While many young people in Bosnia could benefit from such individual re-authoring, the task of upsetting a narrative of inevitable division and hopelessness requires Bosnia-Herzegovina as a whole to re-author its future.

Author: Mary Elizabeth Moore

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827205789

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Editors Mary Elizabeth Moore and Almeda M. Wright address the harsh, challenging, and delicate realities of children and youth-who live as spiritual beings within a beautiful yet destructive world. Providing a practical theological analysis of the spiritual yearnings, expressions, and challenges of children and youth in a world of rapid change, dislocation, violence, and competing loyalties, Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubling World provides readers with a purposeful conversation on this important topic. This book will serve as more than a collection; it will be a genuine conversation, which will in turn stir lively conversation among scholars, theological students, and Christian communities that seek to understand and respond more adequately in ministries to and with children and youth. Contributors include: Claire Bischoff, Susanne Johnson, Jennie S. Knight, Bonnie Miller-McLemore, Mary Elizabeth Moore, Joyce Ann Mercer, Veronice Miles, Rodger Nishioka, Evelyn Parker, Luther E. Smith Jr., Joshua Thomas, Katherine Turpin, David White, Almeda Wright, and Karen Marie Yust.

Healing World Trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Model

Available from author. Minuchin, S. and Fishman, C. (1981) Family ... Pearce, B. (2007) Making Social Worlds: A Communication Perspective. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. ... of the Problem and the Re-Authoring of Lives and Relationships.

Author: Kate Hudgins

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857007001

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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The Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM) was developed as a clinical method of addressing deep issues of trauma, notably post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) relating to physical and emotional abuse and addiction. A modified form of classical psychodrama and experiential psychotherapy, it is today used with survivors of many different forms of trauma in over twenty countries worldwide. This book provides a succinct and accessible introduction to the Therapeutic Spiral Model in practice and its evolution, explaining how it works, its relationship with classical psychodrama, neurobiology, experiential psychotherapy and clinical psychology, and how it differs from other experiential therapeutic methods. For the first time, it describes the ways in which the TSM model has been used with diverse populations, and in different languages and cultures, in chapters contributed by experienced practitioners from the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Taiwan. The original clinical applications of the TSM model are described, and detailed examples are given of its more recent applications, including its use with mothers affected by domestic violence, in work with traumatised families, with survivors of ethnic conflict and with men who are incarcerated. Providing research-based theory and immediate, hands-on models of treatment for clinicians to use, this is a valuable resource for drama therapists, expressive arts therapists, counselors, community workers, peace builders and other psychology, social work and counselling professionals working with survivors of trauma.


Critical digital storytelling at MSLI mediated the re-authoring ... However, given the future-oriented work done in the imaginary world of MSLI, the critical digital storytelling narratives included descriptions of imagined, ...

Author: Ben Kirshner

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623967970

Category: Education

Page: 227

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Social media and digital tools permeate the everyday lives of young people. In the early stages of commentary about the impact of the digital age on civic life, debates revolved around whether the Internet enhanced or discouraged civic and political action. Since then we have seen new media move to center stage in politics and activismfrom the 2008 US election to the 2011 Arab Spring to the Occupy movement. We have also seen new patterns in how different subgroups make use of digital media. These developments have pushed people to move beyond questions about whether new media are good or bad for civic life, to ask instead: how, under what conditions, and for whom, do new digital tools become resources for political critique and action by the young? This book will provide a platform for a new wave of scholarship about young people’s political participation in the digital age. We define “youth” or “young people” as roughly between the ages of 12 and 25. We include perspectives from political science, education, cultural studies, learning sciences, and youth development. We draw on the framework developed by the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (Cohen, Kahne, Bowyer, Middaugh, & Rogowski, 2012), which defines participatory politics as, “interactive, peerbased acts through which individuals and groups seek to exert both voice and influence on issues of public concern.”

Global Migration and Education

the world is given to us, as never before, as well as recognizing that other intentionalities are possible and that our own are not absolute. (p. 125) Learning a new language becomes the possibility of re-authoring self (Bakhtin, 1984, ...

Author: Anna Kirova

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805858372

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

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Global Migration and Education makes a notable contribution to understanding the issues faced by immigrant children, their parents, and educators as they interact in school settings, and to identifying the common challenges to, and successes in, educational institutions worldwide as they cope with these issues. Global in scope, there are chapters from 14 countries. It will help educators and others involved in these complex processes to see beyond the notion of problems created and experienced by recently arrived young children. Rather, this volume provides many concrete suggestions deriving from the success stories and voices of teachers, parents, and students. It also offers evidence that diversity can be a condition for learning that, when understood, embraced, and supported, leads to rich learning opportunities for all involved that would not exist without diversity. All of the authors offer recommendations about educational policy and practices to address and ultimately improve the education of all children, including immigrant children. The book is organized around five themes: *Multiple Global Issues for Immigrant Children and the Schools They Attend; *They Are Here: Newcomers in the Schools; *Views and Voices of Immigrant Children; *Far from Home With Fluctuating Hopes; and *Searching for New Ways to Belong. Intended for researchers, students, school professionals, and educational policymakers and analysts around the world in the fields of multicultural education, child psychology, comparative and international education, educational foundations, educational policy, and cross-cultural studies, this book is highly relevant as a text for courses in these areas.