Front cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 3-6

Contents

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pp. 7-8

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Introduction

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pp. 9-16

...decaying town in the mid West of the US. He works as a journalist on the local paper and is bewitched by a desire to speak the truth. It erupts from him and into print, much to the chagrin of his boss and the consternation of the local citizens. ‘I got...

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Chapter 1

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pp. 17-40

...Someone was playing a penny whistle and as I walked past I noticed a hat in the middle of the pavement. To the left of the awning and keeping himself hidden was a young black man playing a traditional English folk song. His clothes were worn and he...

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Chapter 2

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pp. 41-58

...of ersatz Victoriana, New Age products and Third World handicraft, which have become the ubiquitous emblems of the English idyll. The reason for the existence of this commerce and the visitors crowding the narrow lane window-shopping is hidden...

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Chapter 3

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pp. 59-80

...walked from a North African souk, as, surrounding their feet and piled on the bench, their meagre possessions bulge out of plastic carrier bags. Their silent presence impels a series of questions. Who are they? Where are they from? What are they...

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Chapter 4

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pp. 81-106

...Parsons – have remarked how their generation, born in the 1940s and 1950s, have never been at war. Unlike their fathers, their courage and resilience was never put to the ‘test’. The opportunity to prove themselves has passed them by. The idea that a man can...

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Chapter 5

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pp. 107-130

...that it has no crystalline structure. Obsidian’s polished surface is like dark glass. Fracture it and let your thumb lightly slide across the sharp edges. Prehistoric societies used it to make cutting instruments, weapons and jewellery. It is an example...

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Chapter 6

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pp. 131-152

...he stood there, lost in himself, his trousers hung loosely from his hips looking as empty as the trousers hanging on the rails.When he walked up to the counter he pushed through his book and said belligerently to the man behind the glass, ‘don’t ask me how I am today. I’m ill!’ After I’d posted my package and left the...

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Afterword

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pp. 153-156

...communications we grow up within. In turn our efforts to create our own individualities shape society. ‘Individualisation’ is an historical development of the relationship of the individual and society, restructuring it and changing the meaning and character of both in the process. The resurgence of liberal market...

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Acknowledgements

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pp. 157-160

...University. The Arts & Humanities Research Council provided funding for a sabbatical through its research leave scheme. I would like to acknowledge the lecturers, group conductors and in particular the seminar participants at the Institute of Group Analysis, who over the last two years have been a significant influence...