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Book Shelf

A sampling of recently published books by Eastern Washington University faculty

The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing your Anger By Russell L. Kolts, PhD, psychology (foreword by Paul Gilbert PhD) The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger helps readers overcome anger with an approach called compassion-focused therapy (CFT). Kolts, a clinical psychologist, has pioneered the application of CFT working with anger in prisons and other settings. Kolts’ book addresses the evolutionary origins of anger and offers readers CFT skills for understanding their own anger, feeling compassion for themselves, and developing compassion for others, including the targets of their anger. Readers can learn to notice automatic anger processes, step back from them, and replace them with compassionate strategies that will assist them in working with difficult emotions.

The No-Growth Imperative: Creating Sustainable Communities under Ecological Limits to Growth By Gabor Zovanyi, PhD, Urban and Regional Planning More than 20 years of evidence confirms that the existing scale of the human enterprise has surpassed global ecological limits to growth. The NoGrowth Imperative discounts current efforts to maintain growth through eco-efficiency initiatives and smartgrowth programs, and argues that growth is inherently unsustainable and that the true nature of today’s challenge is one of replacing the current growth imperative with a nogrowth imperative. The book presents rationales and legally defensible strategies for stopping growth in local jurisdictions, and portrays the viability of nogrowth communities by outlining their likely economic, social, political and physical features.

New Harbinger Publications, 2012 Routledge Publishers, 2013


The Making of Modern Girlhood By Jessica Willis, PhD, Women and Gender Studies This book focuses on an exploration of the different ways that girls in the U.S. actively construct narratives of selfhood in relation to their readings of visual and literary discourses of “femininity.” Girls’ roles as social players in changing notions of gender are one of the richest sites for mapping shifts in everyday gendered behaviors. Girls negotiate cultural discourses of “femininity” in their daily talk, dress and self-presentation. The ways that girls learn to construct normalized gender identities reveal important shifts in changing cultural ideas about social expectations for female adolescents. Kona Publishing & Media Group, 2013

DiscoverE | 2013-14  

The Research Magazine of Eastern Washington University

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