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Nostalgic Postmodernism : Postmodern Therapy, (Paperback)

Author: Shawver, Lois

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Here's a book on postmodernism that is written in plain English. Whereas many books on postmodernism are so obscure that the Flesch index of readability goes off the chart (see Fredric Jameson's books, for example), Shawver's book is of average readability. That's excellent for a book on postmodernism. Her reviewers, too, seem inevitably to comment on the book's clear style. In this readable book, Shawver tells us the story of how therapy became postmodern. When therapy was "modern," she tells us, therapists did therapy within the guidelines of specific schools. The postmodern therapist, however, works like a fine chef, highly trained, but invariably changing the recipe and spicing the food with her own salsa. Nostalgic postmodernism is just an early guilt-ridden phase in this postmodernism, but the postmodern therapist soon morphs out of nostalgia and recognizes and appreciates her postmodern shift. This story of the postmodernization of the therapists is cast, in this book, in the context of the history of therapy, and, to some extent, in the context of the author's own experience of her own postmodernization.


Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Mfg Part# 9780977383801
SKU 202995399
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0977383806
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0137
Publisher Paralogic Press
Series Part 01
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