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Acocella, Joan Ross

Works: 213 works in 377 publications in 1 language and 11,269 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Pictorial works  Portraits  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: GV1599, B
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Before, between, and beyond three decades of dance writing by Sally Banes( file )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,677 libraries worldwide
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Willa Cather and the politics of criticism by Joan Ross Acocella( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,248 libraries worldwide
"Joan Acocella examines the politics of Willa Cather criticism: how Cather's work has been seized upon and often distorted by critics on both the left and the right. This book makes a significant contribution to Cather studies and at the same time points out the follies of political criticism in the study of all literature."--Jacket
Mission to Siam the memoirs of Jessie MacKinnon Hartzell by Jessie MacKinnon Hartzell( file )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,198 libraries worldwide
"Jessie MacKinnon Hartzell arrived in Northern Thailand in 1912, the young wife of a recently ordained Presbyterian missionary. Thousands of miles lay between her and her grandparents' farm in Nova Scotia, where she had been born and raised. But over the next sixteen years, Thailand became her beloved new home. She was awed by its physical beauty - the great rivers, the orchid-studded hills - and became devoted to its people. Beginning as a nurse, she eventually directed a small hospital. There she discovered her talent for organization and hard work. She also found, to her grief, that her work separated her from her children." "Mission to Siam casts unexpected light on colonialism, the Asia missions, and the convulsive changes that a newly united Thailand underwent in the early twentieth century. It is a significant contribution to the handful of published works that describe firsthand the experience of women missionaries. This is a heartfelt account by a strong, intelligent woman caught between what she owed her family and what she felt she owed herself: a calling, a career, an adventure."--Jacket
Twenty-eight artists and two saints : essays by Joan Ross Acocella( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 842 libraries worldwide
Thirty-one essays on sime of the most influential artists of our time and two saints of all time-- Lucia Joyce, writer's block, Italo Svevo, Stefan Zweig, Simone de Beauvoir, Marguerite Yourcenar, Primo Levi, Joseph Roth, Andrea de Jorio, Mary Magdalene, Vaslav Nijinsky, Lincoln Kirstein, Frederick Ashton, Jerome Robbins, Suzanne Farrell, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Martha Graham, Bob Fosse, Twyla Tharp, H. L. Mencken, Dorothy Parker, M. F. K. Fisher, Saul Bellow, Sybille Bedford, Louise Bourgeois, Penelope Fitzgerald, Susan Sontag, Philip Roth, Frank O'Hara, Hilary Mantel, Joan of Arc
Abnormal psychology : current perspectives by Richard R Bootzin( Book )
22 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 800 libraries worldwide
Creating hysteria : women and multiple personality disorder by Joan Ross Acocella( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 787 libraries worldwide
"In Creating Hysteria, Joan Acocella tells how, over the past three decades, thousands of women seeking help for various psychological problems were told that they had multiple personality disorder and were sucked into this nightmarish therapy. In session after session, under their therapists' prompting, they produced "memories"--And screaming reenactments - of childhood victimization. Asked to search within themselves for hidden personalities, they came up with entire squadrons: children, harlots, angels, devils." "This book describes how a group of reckless therapists used hypnosis, drugs, and sheer persuasion to mold their patients' symptoms into multiple personality disorder." "Creating Hysteria analyzes the forces that fed into the MPD epidemic: media sensationalism, Christian fundamentalism, the culture wars, and feminism. (Though ruinous to women, this diagnosis was endorsed by many feminists.) Money was another factor. MPD, the experts said, took years to cure. An MPD diagnosis was one way of getting around the new restrictions placed on psychotherapy by managed care." "Eventually, victims of this cruel hoax discovered what had happened to them and began suing their therapists. As a result, the MPD empire is now crumbling. Acocella describes the damage this bizarre craze did to the profession of psychotherapy, to the child-protection movement, and to women's rights."--Jacket
The diary of Vaslav Nijinsky by Vaslaw Nijinsky( Book )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 785 libraries worldwide
Traces the Russian ballet dancer's descent into psychosis over six weeks in the winter of 1917-1918
Mark Morris by Joan Ross Acocella( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Mark Morris is the most exciting and important choreographer to have emerged in the last two decades. Still only in his mid-thirties, Morris has already produced more than eighty dance works, and their originality, brashness, and beauty have made him one of the signature American artists of our time
Psychology of adjustment and human relationships by James F Calhoun( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Combining the principles of scientific psychology with applications, this text helps your students examine their ways of thinking and behaving. It allows a student to analyze the interaction within self, others, and work. Each section of the test introduces students to the psychological concepts governing behavior, drawing from clinical, social, experimental, developmental, applied, and ecological psychology from empirical foundations. And each section then offers self-change techniques which enable them to apply this information to their own lives. -- from (Sep. 29, 2011)
André Levinson on dance : writings from Paris in the twenties by André Levinson( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Abnormal psychology : current perspectives by Lauren B Alloy( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Baryshnikov in black and white ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
The Art of enchantment : Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, 1909-1929 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Dancers by Philip Trager( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Mark Morris's L'allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato : a celebration by Mark Morris( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
A place for the arts : the MacDowell Colony, 1907-2007 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Abnormal psychology : current perspectives by James F Calhoun( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
A Spectrum of world dance : tradition, transition, and innovation : selected papers from the 1982 and 1983 CORD Conferences ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Physical anthropology and archeology by Clifford J Jolly( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Suzanne Farrell coaching principal roles from 'Monumentum pro Gesualdo' & 'Movements for piano and orchestra' ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Suzanne Farrell coaches dancers in the principal roles from Stravinsky's Monumentum pro Gesualdo and Movements for piano and orchestra, with choreography by Balanchine
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Alternative Names
Acocella, J. R. 1945-
Acocella, J. R. (Joan Ross), 1945-
Acocella, Joan
Acocella, Joan 1945-
Acocella, Joan (Joan Ross)
Acocella, Joan R.
Acocella, Joan Ross
Ross Acocella, Joan 1945-
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