The Faraway Nearby

The Faraway Nearby

From the author of Men Explain Things to Me, a personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy – a fitting companion to Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories—of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness—Solnit revisits fairytales and entertains other stories: about arctic explorers, Che Guevara among the leper colonies, and Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein, about warmth and coldness, pain and kindness, decay and transformation, making art and making self. Woven together, these stories create a map which charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story. From the Trade Paperback edition.

From the Faraway Nearby

Georgia O'Keeffe as Icon

From the Faraway Nearby

It has always been difficult to separate Georgia O'Keeffe's art and closely guarded life from the carefully guarded public image and powerful myths that grew around her. This collection of critical essays, memoirs, and poetry, first published in 1992 and now available only from UNM Press, offers a unique view of O'Keeffe, not only as an artist but as a cultural icon.

The Faraway Nearby

Photographs of Canada from the New York Times Photo Archive

The Faraway Nearby

Showcases a donation to the collection of the Ryerson Image Center (RIC) of press photographs chronicling Canadian news, from The New York Times Photo Archive.

The Faraway Nearby

The Faraway Nearby

Georgia O'Keeffe resigns herself to living alone until she meets a stranger. Cast of 1 woman and 1 man.

The Faraway Nearby

The Faraway Nearby

Georgia O'Keeffe resigns herself to living alone until she meets a stranger. Cast of 1 woman and 1 man.

High Wired

On the Design, Use, and Theory of Educational MOOs

High Wired

This book is designed to integrate all aspects of the use and administration of the virtual educational communities known as MOOs (Multiple-user, Object-Oriented environments), where participants can communicate in actual time from great distances. The book's essays are arranged in a practical sequence, eginning with the context and hsitory of MOOs, followed by more technical essays on how to set up and administer a MOO. Subsequent essays discuss applications for the use of MOOs in education and provide theoretical explorations of the nature of MOO communities.

The Therapist in Mourning

From the Faraway Nearby

The Therapist in Mourning

The unexpected loss of a client can be a lonely and isolating experience for therapists. While family and friends can ritually mourn the deceased, the nature of the therapeutic relationship prohibits therapists from engaging in such activities. Practitioners can only share memories of a client in circumscribed ways, while respecting the patient's confidentiality. Therefore, they may find it difficult to discuss the things that made the therapeutic relationship meaningful. Similarly, when a therapist loses someone in their private lives, they are expected to isolate themselves from grief, since allowing one's personal life to enter the working relationship can interfere with a client's self-discovery and healing. For therapists caught between their grief and the empathy they provide for their clients, this collection explores the complexity of bereavement within the practice setting. It also examines the professional and personal ramifications of death and loss for the practicing clinician. Featuring original essays from longstanding practitioners, the collection demonstrates the universal experience of bereavement while outlining a theoretical framework for the position of the bereft therapist. Essays cover the unexpected death of clients and patient suicide, personal loss in a therapist's life, the grief of clients who lose a therapist, disastrous loss within a community, and the grief resulting from professional losses and disruptions. The first of its kind, this volume gives voice to long-suppressed thoughts and emotions, enabling psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and other mental health specialists to achieve the connection and healing they bring to their own work.

Creative Measures of the Anthropocene

Art, Mobilities, and Participatory Geographies

Creative Measures of the Anthropocene

This book proposes that creative and participatory modes of measuring, knowing, and moving in the world are needed for coming to grips with the Anthropocene epoch. It interrogates how creative, affective and experiential encounters that traverse the local and the global, as well as the mundane and the everyday, can offer new perspectives on the challenges that lay ahead. This book considers the role of the arts in exploring geographical concerns and increasing human mobility. In doing so, it offers ways to counteract the unstable, shifting and disorienting impacts and debates surrounding human activity and the Anthropocene. The authors bring together perspectives from mobilities, creative arts, cultural geography, philosophy and humanities in an innovative exploration of how creative forms of measurement can assist in reconfiguring individual and collective action.