Transformative Phenomenology: Changing Ourselves, Lifeworlds, and Professional Practice

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David Allan Rehorick, Valerie Malhotra Bentz
Lexington Books, 2008 - Philosophy - 235 pages
The fourteen authors in this collection used phenomenology (the study of consciousness) and hermeneutics (the interpretation of meaning) to conduct deep inquiry into perplexing and wondrous events in their work and personal lives. These seasoned scholar-practitioners gained remarkable insight into areas such as health care and illness, organ donation, intercultural communications, high-performance teams, artistic production, jazz improvisation, and the integration of Tai Chi into education. All authors were transformed by phenomenology's expanded ways of seeing and being.
 

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Contents

Transformative Phenomenology
3
Male Experiences of Pregnancy
33
Experiencing Phenomenology as Mindful Transformation
51
LESSONS FROM ILLNESS AND PERSONAL TRAUMA PATHWAYS TO INDIVIDUAL CHANGE
65
Trial by Fire
67
My Body the Traitor
83
Take My Kidney Please
93
EMPOWERMENT IN WORKWORLDS SELFOTHER TRANSFORMATIONS IN CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTS
111
Bodymindfulness and Energetic Presence in Intercultural Communication
141
EXPERIENCING TRANSCENDENCE PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION AS COLLABORATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENT
155
Finding Voice and Reclaiming Identity
157
A Breath of Fresh Air
175
Intentionality in Action
193
Chasing Transcendence
207
Index
225
About the Editors and Contributors
231

The Lifeworld of HighPerformance Teams
113
Personal Power
129

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David A. Rehorick is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of New Brunswick and professor of human organization and development at Fielding Graduate University. Valerie Malhotra Bentz is chair of doctoral faculty in the School of Human and Organization Development at Fielding Graduate University.

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