Indo - Pacific Journal of Phenomenology

Articles from Vol. 12, 2012

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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'...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
'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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