Indo - Pacific Journal of Phenomenology

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Vol. 17, No. 2, November

Editorial
The current edition of the IPJP may be termed "The Norwegian Number". Apart from a book review by a Canadian PhD student whose fieldwork is based in northwestern Madagascar, the contributors to the content all hail from Norway, albeit from various academic...
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Beyond Support: Exploring Support as Existential Phenomenon in the Context of Young People and Mental Health
Lived SupportThe increasing rate of mental health problems among young people is one of the greatest challenges facing public health services in the Nordic societies. Young people who are neither studying nor employed and who suffer from mental health...
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"I Guess That the Greatest Freedom.": A Phenomenology of Spaces and Severe Multiple Disabilities
IntroductionInclusivity is a wide concept that carries many nuances in the educational system (Qvortrup, 2012). The notion of inclusive education is universal and, in a number of countries, embraced as an ideology for the educational system (Standal...
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Phenomenology in Anthropology: A Sense of Perspective
Book Review: Kalpana Ram 's Work Phenomenology in Anthropology and Fertile Disorder Kalpana Ram & Christopher Houston (Eds.) (2015). Phenomenology in Anthropology: A Sense of Perspective (Afterword by Michael Jackson). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University...
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Practising Physical Activity Following Weight-Loss Surgery: The Significance of Joy, Satisfaction, and Well-Being
Now I can walk in the mountains without feeling dead by the time I reach the top. It feels wonderful.The above comment from Linda, a Norwegian woman who underwent gastric bypass surgery more than five years before participating in our study, provides...
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The Interconnection between Mental Health, Work and Belonging: A Phenomenological Investigation
IntroductionIn any modern welfare state, work is regarded as crucial for not only economic sustainability, but also for mental health and well-being. In Norway, for instance, the Health Ministry has stated that work "helps to secure personal finances,...
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Vol. 17, No. 1, July

Drowning in Muddied Waters or Swimming Downstream?: A Critical Analysis of Literature Reviewing in a Phenomenological Study through an Exploration of the Lifeworld, Reflexivity and Role of the Researcher
IntroductionUndertaking a literature review in a qualitative study has been the subject of much debate in terms of not only when it should occur and how extensive it should be, but even whether it should be avoided entirely. Disagreement in these regards...
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Phenomenology and Meaning Attribution
Phenomenology and Meaning Attribution John Paley. (2017). Phenomenology as Qualitative Research: A Critical Analysis of Meaning Attribution. London & New York: Routledge. Hard Cover (198 pages). ISBN: 978-1-138-65281-1 Cost: USA $160.00; UK ?95.00Phenomenology...
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An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Schema Modes in a Single Case of Anorexia Nervosa: Part 2: Coping Modes, Healthy Adult Mode, Superordinate Themes, and Implications for Research and Practice
This is the second of a sequence of two papers that examine the schema modes of Linda (20), who had presented with anorexia nervosa and major depression, based on the interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) of transcripts of several sessions of...
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Levinsonian Seasons in the Life of Steve Jobs: A Psychobiographical Case Study
Introduction and RationaleThis paper constitutes a psychobiography of the late businessman and entrepreneur, Steve Jobs (1955-2011). Isaacson (2011) and the editors of TIME (2011) agreed that Jobs belongs in the pantheon of America's great innovators,...
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The End of Phenomenology
The End of Phenomenology Tom Sparrow. (2014). The End of Phenomenology: Metaphysics and the New Realism. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh Press. Hard Cover (197 pages + i-xvi); also available in webready PDF, paperback, and epub. ISBN: 978-0-7486 8482 Cost:...
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Editorial
When contemplating the editorial for the current edition of the IPJP, what stood out for me was the sense of dialogue between various of the papers included and, in particular, the editorials of the previous few editions, as well as with contemporary...
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Exploring the Factors and Effects of Non-Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment by People Living with HIV/AIDS
IntroductionAlthough antiretroviral therapy (ART) has effectively delayed the progression of HIV/AIDS from a manageable chronic illness to a terminal illness, non-adherence to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment by people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) is likely...
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An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Schema Modes in a Single Case of Anorexia Nervosa: Part 1: Background, Method, and Child and Parent Modes
This is the first of two papers reporting on a study which aimed to identify and examine the psychological structure of schema modes within a single case, that of Linda, a young woman with anorexia nervosa treated with schema therapy (ST). Developed...
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Vol. 16, No. 1/2, October

Psychotherapy for the Other: Levinas and the Face-to-Face Relationship
Psychotherapy for the Other: Levinas and the Face-to-Face Relationship Kevin C. Krycka, George Kunz, & George G. Sayre (Eds.). (2015). Psychotherapy for the Other: Levinas and the Face-to-Face Relationship. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press....
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Investigating the Experiences of Special School Visual Arts Teachers: An Illustration of Phenomenological Methods and Analysis
BackgroundPrior to the mid-1990s, discourse in the field of the art education of students with disabilities was dominated by the concept of "ableism", emphasizing the physical and functional limitations of disabled persons and how these "problems" could...
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The Community of Solitude
The Community of SolitudePerhaps the way in which Descartes himself was shaken by the discovery of this ego is significant as an indication to us lesser spirits that something truly great, indeed of the greatest magnitude, is announced in it, something...
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Exploring the Salience of Intergenerational Trauma among Children and Grandchildren of Victims of Apartheid-Era Gross Human Rights Violations
IntroductionSouth Africa's long history of race-based oppression preceded the introduction in 1948 of formal Apartheid (an Afrikaans term meaning "separateness"), having started with the onset of colonialism in 1652 (Gibson, 2004). Although democracy...
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Editorial
Three thought-provoking articles I recently came across comment on the way in which the changing nature of academic publishing and bibliographic data bases has impacted on the traditional structure and content of editorials. Traditionally, the editorial...
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Nietzsche Contra God: A Battle Within
I am one thing, my writings are another.(Nietzsche, 1888)I have been since 1876 more a battlefield than a man.(Nietzsche, 1882)Introduction"Atheism is the secret of religion."(Feuerbach, 1843/2008, p. ix)Nietzsche has earned the reputation of being the...
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Evidence And/or Experience-Based Knowledge in Lifestyle Treatment of Patients Diagnosed as Obese?
Because research is one thing ... but retrieving experiences from my experience box - that has impacted my approach. ... When I started working with this, in the beginning, I was more like this: Now you have come to the right place. I was kind of like...
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Images of Psychoanalysis: A Phenomenological Study of Medical Students' Sense of Psychoanalysis before and after a Four-Week Elective Course
ContextIn 2014 the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) set up an Image Task Force chaired by Angela Mauss-Hanke to study how the field of psychoanalysis is perceived by non-psychoanalysts. This paper reports on one of multiple studies to...
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Doing It Differently: Engaging Interview Participants with Imaginative Variation
IntroductionThe purpose of this paper is to discuss the innovative use of the phenomenological technique of imaginative variation as a creative method within data collection. It focuses on the first author's research investigating the lived erotic experiences...
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Vol. 15, No. 2, 2015

Raising the Question of Being in Education by Way of Heidegger's Phenomenological Ontology
Introduction and the Scope of the InquiryAt a time when decontextualized and reductive ways of knowing and being are becoming the norm within education, phenomenological ontology can offer new possibilities for scholarship and practice (KrugerRoss, 2014;...
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Phenomenology without Correlationism: Husserl's Hyletic Material
IntroductionThis paper sets out to establish three aims. The first is to summarise the implications of the criticism that phenomenology is correlationist - a criticism issuing from the recently developed continental school of speculative realism. Correlationism...
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"Not Worth the Sweat": Performance Management Rewards at a South African University
IntroductionThe long-standing professional trust approach to performance in South African higher education institutions (HEIs) has, as elsewhere in the world, come under the scrutiny of government bureaucrats. The South African Higher Education Act (South...
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The Lived Experience of Discrimination of White Women in Committed Interracial Relationships with Black Men
IntroductionIn South Africa, discrimination against interracial marriages has, historically, been both normative and legal. From a socio-political perspective, white men got the message that white women needed protection from involuntary intimacy with...
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Editorial
This final edition of the fifteenth volume of the IndoPacific Journal of Phenomenology comprises six papers - one from the USA, one from New Zealand, one from Canada, two from South Africa, and one from England. Sequentially, these papers shift in focus...
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Freud's Burden of Debt to Nietzsche and Schopenhauer
Shared Cultural BackgroundSigmund Freud (1856-1939) was four years old at the time of Schopenhauer's death, and 44 when Nietzsche died. He published The Interpretation of Dreams, his major foray into psychoanalysis, when he was 44. At that age, Nietzsche...
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Thinking about Thoughts in Practising Psychotherapy
IntroductionPsychology in practice is determined by how we choose to understand thoughts. There are implications worthy of consideration for psychological practice when we look at the thoughts of our clients as evidence of possible clinical syndromes,...
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Vol. 15, No. 1, May

Embodied Relational Knowing and Lifeworld-Led Care as Core Dimensions of Authentic Professional Practice
Embodied Relational Knowing and Lifeworld-Led Care as Core Dimensions of Authentic Professional Practice Kathleen Galvin and Les Todres (2013). Caring and Well-Being: A Lifeworld Approach. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. (216 pages) Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-138-80924-6...
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Out of Practice: Foreign Travel as the Productive Disruption of Embodied Knowledge Schemes
AbstractThis paper explores foreign travel as an affective experience, embodied practice and form of learning. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork on tourism and pilgrimage in the Himalayan region, the phenomenological notions of "home world" and "alien...
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Editorial
Once again, there would, by chance rather than by design, appear to be a common theme interlinking the papers included in the current edition of the IPJP. While perhaps to be taken for granted as the central focus of a journal of phenomenology, what...
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Nietzsche's ÜBermensch: A Glance Behind the Mask of Hardness
AbstractNietzsche's notion of the Übermensch is one of his most famous. While he himself never defined or explained what he meant by it, many philosophical interpretations have been offered in secondary literature. None of these, however, has examined...
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Phenomenology as a Potential Methodology for Subjective Knowing in Science Education Research
AbstractThis paper charts the journey that led to the author's discovery of phenomenology as a potential research methodology in the field of science education, and describes the impact on his own thinking and approach of his encounters with the work...
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In Lieu of a Review of the Latest English Translation of Ideas I: A Reading of Husserl's Original Intent and Its Relevance for Empirical Qualitative Psychology
AbstractHusserl's phenomenology provides theory for empirical science and other practices in the form of transcendental philosophy after Kant. This phenomenology is a reflection on mental objects in relation to mental processes, some of which are shared...
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Future Directiveness within the South African Domestic Workers' Work-Life Cycle: Considering Exit Strategies
AbstractThe pervasiveness of domestic employment in the South African context gives rise to the question as to why women not only enter into, but remain in, such an undervalued work situation, and whether they are ultimately able to exit this sector....
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Vol. 14, No. 2, October

Phenomenology, Psychotherapy and the Quest for Intersubjectivity
AbstractIntersubjectivity is a key concept in phenomenology as well as in psychology and especially in psychotherapy, given the reliance of the therapeutic process on its location in relationship. While psychotherapy encompasses a range of what Owen...
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Becoming a Xhosa Healer: Nomzi's Story
AbstractThis paper presents the story of an isiXhosa traditional healer (igqirha), Nomzi Hlathi (pseudonym), as told to the first author. Nomzi was asked about how she came to be an igqirha and the narrative focuses on those aspects of her life story...
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Darkening Scandinavia: Four Postmodern Pagan Essays
Darkening Scandinavia: Four Postmodern Pagan Essays Francisc-Norbert Örmény (2013). Darkening Scandinavia: Four Postmodern Pagan Essays. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Hard Cover (165 pages). ISBN 10: 1443852910 & ISBN 13:...
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Editorial
In the process of preparing the papers included in the current edition for publication, an interlinking thread became apparent - that of the theme of narrativity, or the nature and role of narratives, in the fields of both phenomenology and psychotherapy....
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Interpretative Reflections on Nomzi's Story
AbstractIn this, the second of two papers, three interpretative investigations are undertaken of Nomzi's story (presented in the first paper) of her troubled childhood, her dreams of ancestors calling her to become an igqirha (isiXhosa traditional healer),...
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Intentionality and Narrativity in Phenomenological Psychological Research: Reflections on Husserl and Ricoeur
AbstractAccording to Husserlian scholars such as Mohanty (1989), description and interpretation coexist within Husserl's work and are envisioned as complementary rather than mutually exclusive approaches to inquiry. This paper argues that exploring the...
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The Weirdness of Being
The Weirdness of Being Ivo De Gennaro (2013). The Weirdness of Being: Heidegger's Unheard Answer to the Seinsfrage. Durham, UK: Acumen Publishing. Hard Cover (194 pages). ISBN: 978-1844655595 Cost: £45.40 (USA $90.00)Ivo de Gennaro's The Weirdness of...
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Vol. 14, No. 1, May

Editorial
This first edition of 2014 comprises five papers plus the usual book review and, as in previous editions, the authorship is characterised by an international flavour with authors from Sweden, South Africa and the USA. The scholarly topics range from...
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Existential-Phenomenological Psychology: A Brief Introduction
Existential-Phenomenological Psychology: A Brief Introduction Eugen M. DeRobertis (2012). Charleston, South Carolina (SC): CreateSpace Publishing. ISBN: 978-1478173557Dr Eugene DeRobertis is an internationally renowned researcher and academic who describes...
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The Intersection of Culture and Science in South African Traditional Medicine
AbstractTraditional African medicine often carries with it a perception and stigma of being irrational and ungrounded in scientific method in academia. One reason for this common prejudicial view of traditional African medicine is the failure to effectively...
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Being Used as a Mouthpiece: Mutual Recognition during Parental Feedback
AbstractThe experience of being a therapist can be both gratifying and frustrating at the same time. This article takes the form of a psychoanalytical formulation of the process of therapy and parental feedback sessions conducted with an adolescent diagnosed...
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A Phenomenological Case Study of the Therapeutic Impact of Imagery: Rescripting of Memories of a Rape and Episodes of Childhood Abuse and Neglect
AbstractThis is a systematic case study of the assessment and treatment of Anna (43), a woman presenting with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a drug-facilitated sexual assault that occurred over twenty years earlier. She was also diagnosed...
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Reflection and Perception in Professional Practice
AbstractFor the last decade, reflection has been a major theme in discussions about professional skillfulness and the development of the competence of practitioners such as nurses and teachers. The intellectual pattern that has structured ambitions in...
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The Phenomenon as Muse: On Being Open to "Friendly Invasion"
AbstractAccording to Greek Mythology, the Muses were the nine goddesses who inspired artists and writers. As qualitative researchers we are inspired, shaken, and moved by the phenomena that we study. They are our companions on our journeys of exploration,...
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Vol. 13, No. 2, October

Editorial
This final edition for 2013 comprises five theoretical papers, ranging from an explication of a longitudinal phenomenological research methodology, through to exploring the experiential identity transition from being a practising psychologist to an academic...
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Process Diary as Methodological Approach in Longitudinal Phenomenological Research
AbstractThis article focuses on the process diary as a qualitative instrument in phenomenological research. The first part of the article provides a brief historical review on the use of diaries in social and health research. The second part of the article...
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The Lived Experiences of Professional Clinical Psychologists Who Recently Started a New Academic Career
AbstractEmploying an adapted Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) method, the experience of practicing Clinical Psychologists entering academia is explored. The article explores the recursive process between individual and institution as professional...
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Using Mindfulness as a Teaching Aid for Phenomenology
AbstractThis paper recaps the position of the Bern school of Husserl interpretation, namely the work of Iso Kern and Eduard Marbach. Kern and Marbach have provided detailed accounts in English as to how to read the key issues in Husserl regarding the...
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Getting to Know Patients' Lived Space
AbstractThe present paper explores patients' experience of lived space at the hospital and at home. To expand the understanding of the existential meaning of lived space the study revisited two empirical studies and a study of a meta-synthesis on health...
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From Panic Disorder to Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder: Retrospective Reflections on the Case of Tariq
AbstractThis is a phenomenological-hermeneutic case study of Tariq who initially presented with panic disorder. It documents how, as therapy proceeded, the underlying meaning of his initial panic deepened as its roots in traumatic memories of childhood...
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Holistic Counselling: Through the Shadow to Compassion
Book Review Holistic Counselling: Through the Shadow to Compassion Patricia Sherwood (2012). Bunbury, Australia: Sophia Publications. ISBN: 978-0-9804044-2-5This is not a conventional counseling book detailing ICD or DSM diagnostic schemas and cognitive...
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Vol. 13, No. 1, May

Nietzsche's Eternal Return: Unriddling the Vision, A Psychodynamic Approach
AbstractThis essay is an interpretation of Nietzsche's enigmatic idea of the Eternal Return of the Same in the context of his life rather than of his philosophy. Nietzsche never explained his 'abysmal thought' and referred to it directly only in a few·...
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Distress and Turmoil - Learning a Language, Ego States and Being-in-the-World
AbstractThis paper suggests that learning a language is accomplished through the formation of new language identities and explains this process through the use of existential phenomenology. In order for learning (and specifically, the learning of a language)...
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Between Being and Knowing: Addressing the Fundamental Hesitation in Hermeneutic Phenomenological Writing
AbstractStarting from the practice of hermeneutic phenomenological writing as it has been advanced by van Manen, this paper addresses the understanding of an 'experiential givenness' of the world as basis for our 'lived writing an understanding that...
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Fathering a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
AbstractRaising a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a stressful experience and has been associated with poor maternal mental health and increased maternal emotional distress. However, the experiences of fathers of children with ASD are...
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Of Spirituality and Poverty: A Zimbabwean Cultural Perspective
AbstractThis article, based on a desk study, connects African spirituality to the phenomenon of poverty and argues that mundane poverty alleviation strategies that ignore the cultural perspective of a people are doomed to fail, especially in the African...
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An Account of Healing Depression Using Ayahuasca Plant Teacher Medicine in a Santo Daime Ritual
AbstractAyahuasca is a psychoactive traditional plant medicine preparation used by the indigenous tribes of the Upper Amazon in their shamanic traditions. Its use has become popular amongst Westerners seeking alternative means of healing, and the medicine...
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Phenomenology for Therapists: Researching the Lived World
Phenomenology for Therapists: Researching the Lived World Linda Finlay (2011). Phenomenology for Therapists: Researching the Lived World. Chichester, UK: Wiley- Blackwell. ISBN-10: 0470666455Linda Finlay's book Phenomenology for Therapists (2011) is...
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Vol. 12, 2012

Conscience of a Conservative Psychologist: Return of the Mysteriously Illusive Psyche
AbstractPsyche, the daughter of a Greek king, was so beautiful that people stopped worshipping Aphrodite; instead they turned their adoration to the girl who modestly rejected any divine honours. Aphrodite, enraged, sent her son Eros to contrive a spell...
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Teaching Phenomenology to Qualitative Researchers, Cognitive Scientists, and Phenomenologists
AbstractThe authors examine several issues in teaching phenomenology (1) to advanced researchers who are doing qualitative research using phenomenological interview methods in disciplines such as psychology, nursing, or education, and (2) to advanced...
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Teaching Phenomenology through Highlighting Experience
AbstractBased on the assumption that phenomenology is a style not just of thinking, but also of perceiving and acting, this paper shows how, through specific assignments and practices, phenomenological research can become personally as well as professionally...
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Teaching Phenomenology by Way of "Second-Person Perspectivity" (from My Thirty Years at the University of Dallas)
AbstractPhenomenology has remained a sheltering place for those who would seek to understand not only their own "first person" experiences but also the first person experiences of others. Recent publications by renowned scholars within the field have...
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Editorial
In bringing together this special edition we wish to contribute to a conversation concerning the meaning of 'evidence-based practice'. We are nurses and phenomenological researchers interested in lifeworld approaches and in the many ways of knowing that...
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Editorial
Dear Readers of the Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology:I hope that you will take a journey with us through the many experiences, starting places, stopping points, and continuations that present themselves in the following body of work. This special...
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Editorial
Now, after more than a century, the development of phenomenology, from the time of Brentano and Husserl, is in its fourth to fifth generation of scholarship. A large body of texts, libraries full, on philosophical phenomenology and its influence, concepts...
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Film as Support for Promoting Reflection and Learning in Caring Science
AbstractCaring science that has a foundation in 'lived experience' may be viewed as a 'patient science', in other words nursing has its starting point in the patient's perspective. To support in learning caring science, the learning situation has to...
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On Evidence and Argument in Phenomenological Research
AbstractSet against a background of calls for evidence-based practice, this paper explores the role of evidence and argument in phenomenological research. Drawing on Smith's (1998) analysis of original argument, the author considers how evidence can...
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Reading as Evocation: Engaging the Novel in Phenomenological Psychology
AbstractLiterary fiction gives us a window into ourselves and into those who may seem most unfamiliar to us. We therefore have a moral imperative to read, just as, as psychotherapists, we have a moral imperative to listen. Literary study teaches us to...
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Shy and Ticklish Truths as Species of Scientific and Artistic Perception
AbstractTo evidence the human condition must be to provide an account of the manifold modalities of experience: 'Evidence' must include different kinds of humanly experienced truths. However, the question is how does one extend the way in which the 'evidential'...
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Birth on the Playground: Boys' Experiences Playing with Gender
AbstractUsing photographic documentation to understand the extraordinary in the ordinary and the experiences of young children in an early childhood education center, I began to wonder how children's interactions define their identity formation. This...
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The Meeting from Heart to Heart: The Essence of Transformative Experiences
AbstractWhat can be said about that which, at rock-bottom, is most fundamental in a contact that transforms us? Whether in psychotherapy, in a long-term relationship or in a spontaneous moment shared suddenly and unexpectedly with a stranger? What is...
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'Writing the Pain': Engaging First-Person Phenomenological Accounts
AbstractOne way to teach or communicate embodied-relational existential understanding is to encourage the writing and reading of first person autobiographical phenomenological accounts. After briefly reviewing the field of first person phenomenological...
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Children Dwelling in the Absence of Home
AbstractThe lived experience of children dwelling in the absence of home is explored through the memoirs of Haddy, who as a child of four moved with her family from Fiji to Canada. The recollections of some refugee children along with situations from...
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Phenomenology as Embodied Knowing and Sharing: Kindling Audience Participation
AbstractWe are particularly interested in how poetry and phenomenological research come together to increase understanding of human phenomena. We are further interested in how these more aesthetic possibilities of understanding can occur within a community...
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Is Experimenting on an Immanent Level Possible in RECE (Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education)?
AbstractA professor's experience of attending the 17^sup th^ annual Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) Conference on pedagogies of hope demonstrates her desire to experiment on an immanent plane. As she looks back on her past experiences...
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Peacebuilding from the Inside
AbstractA deeper understanding of the role embodied intelligence can play in social change is vitally important if we are to be successful in creating and maintaining a more just and sustainable world. A key component of any change process, peacebuilding...
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One Step Further: The Dance between Poetic Dwelling and Socratic Wonder in Phenomenological Research
AbstractThe phenomenological attitude is essential for practising phenomenology. Many refer to wonder and wonderment as basic attitudes and ways of being present with and listening to phenomena. In this article a critical view is placed on the typically...
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Reconstruction: Meltdown in the Midst of Beauty
AbstractWatching a dramatic musical television episode reminded me of my own meltdown and reconstruction during the collection of my dissertation research. This stir of memory led me to write down my story. Seeking meaning in the experience of the studio...
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Crossing Boundaries: A Variety of Perspectives on Preschool Stories
AbstractEmergent curriculum is present in many early childhood classrooms but sharing the deep thoughts, reflections and actions of young children engaged in emergent curriculum is often hindered by the use of traditional report cards. Through the use...
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What Did You Learn in School Today?
AbstractThis article conveys some of the findings from a hermeneutic-phenomenological study on lived experiences of school failure. The informants were students in Swedish senior high schools and teenagers in Swedish juvenile institutions. Contrary to...
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