Three Marriages Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship

ISBN-10: 159448435X
ISBN-13: 9781594484353
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Authors: David Whyte
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Description: A radical, "crystalline" (Elle) approach to integrating our work, relationships, and inner selves from the bestselling author, poet, and speaker. The author of Crossing the Unknown Seaand The Heart Arousedencourages readers to reimagine how they  More...

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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 1/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

A radical, "crystalline" (Elle) approach to integrating our work, relationships, and inner selves from the bestselling author, poet, and speaker. The author of Crossing the Unknown Seaand The Heart Arousedencourages readers to reimagine how they inhabit the worlds of love, work, and self-understanding. Whyte suggests that separating these "marriages" in order to balance them is to destroy the fabric of happiness itself. Drawing from his own struggles and the lives of some of the world's great writers and artists-from Dante to Jane Austen to Robert Louis Stevenson-Whyte explores the ways these core commitments are connected. Only by understanding the journey involved in each of the three marriages and the stages of their maturation, he says, can we understand how to bring them together in one fulfilled life.

Steve Tombs is Professor of Sociology at Liverpool John Moores University. He has a long-standing interest in the incidence, nature and regulation of corporate crime, and in particular the regulation and management and health and safety at work. His most recent book is Safety Crimes , co-authored with Dave Whyte (2007). He co-edited, with Dave Gordon, Paddy Hillyard and Christina Pantazis, Beyond Criminology? Taking Harm Seriously (2004) and Criminal Obsessions (2005), as well as Unmasking the Crimes of the Powerful: scrutinising states and corporations , with  Dave Whyte (2003). Dr David Whyte is Reader in Sociology at the University of Liverpool.  His principle research interests are in the field of corporate crime and corporate power.  He has published widely on subjects of corporate legal responsibility and accountability, with a particular interest in the use of legal mechanisms to improve corporate accountability.  He is a long standing board member of the London-based human rights charity, the Centre for Corporate Accountability.  In 2005 he was appointed by the Scottish Justice Minister to the Scottish Government Expert Group on Corporate Homicide.  His most recent books are Safety Crimes (2007, co-authored with Steve Tombs) and Crimes of the Powerful: a reader (2008).   His article on corporate crime and the rule of law in Iraq won the 2007 British Journal of Criminology Leon Radzinowitz Memorial Prize.

Out of Nowhere
The Premise
The Three Marriages: Work, Self and Other
Some Definitions
The First Marriage: The One We Usually Mean
Work: The Second Marriage
Self: The Third Marriage
Love's First Glimpse: Looking for a Mate, a Job, a Life
The Classic Case: Love's First Glimpse of Love Itself
Vows Made for Me: Falling in Love with a Work
The Doorless Door: Youth's First Glimpse of the Self
The Joy of Pursuit: What We Think we are Worthy of in This World
The Pursuit of the First Marriage: The Classic Case Again: Early Stage
Opening a Tidal Gate: The Pursuit of a Work Through Difficulty, Doubt and Distraction
Searching for a Self: The Pursuit that is not a Pursuit
Engagement: The Dramas and Disappointments Immediately Prior to Marriage
Have Nothing, Dare Everything
Jane Austen: Despite All
Alone in the Struggle: Turning to Face the World
Living Together: The Art of Marriage
The Art of Marriage: The Disappearance, Reappearance and Dissolution of the Self
A Sweet Prison: Living with the Work We've Chosen
Living with the Self: Divorce, Forgiveness and Remarriage
Not a Question of Balance: A Marriage of Marriages
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index

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