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The Resource The power of names : uncovering the mystery of what we are called, Mavis Himes

The power of names : uncovering the mystery of what we are called, Mavis Himes

Label
The power of names : uncovering the mystery of what we are called
Title
The power of names
Title remainder
uncovering the mystery of what we are called
Statement of responsibility
Mavis Himes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Our name testifies to our unique presence on this earth, yet we rarely examine the part our name plays in what makes us who we are. Himes explores both the profound ambivalence that many of us feel toward our names and the conscious and unconscious impact our names have on our lives, sometimes for good and sometimes for ill. She explores the various ways different cultures celebrate the naming of infants; the power of names in myth and legend; and the impact of names on friends and patients from her practice
  • "Our proper name is as much a part of us as our own skin. It travels with us like a passport, testifying to our unique presence on this earth. The articulation of our name rolls off our tongue with ease and familiarity, yet we rarely turn and examine the part our name plays in what makes us who we are. Our first name reflects the hopes and dreams of our parents and family, our culture, and our own sense of self, while our surname carries our ancestral history, a branding of both affiliation and transmission. In The Power of Names, Mavis Himes explores both the profound ambivalence that many of us feel toward our names and the conscious and unconscious impact our names have on our lives, sometimes for good and sometimes for ill. She explores such questions as: What do our names mean? How do they influence our destiny? What does it mean to lose or change our name - and what does this reveal or conceal about who we are? Himes engages readers through a skillful interweaving of reflections on her own Jewish surname, shortened by immigrant ancestors to accommodate a new life in a new world; the historical and cultural impact of a group on naming practices; the various ways different cultures celebrate the naming of infants; the power of names in myth and legend; and the impact of names on friends and patients from her practice. Readers are invited to consider their own names, the names they give others, and the names of those around them as a starting point for understanding the stories of our lives." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Himes, Mavis
Dewey number
929.4001/9
Index
index present
LC call number
CS2309
LC item number
.H56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Names, Personal
  • Identity (Psychology)
Label
The power of names : uncovering the mystery of what we are called, Mavis Himes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Called into existence. An invitation into being ; Names with power ; Go out and name ; Names and nomads ; Choosing names ; Celebrating names -- Burden or blessing. The strange fate of names ; Transmission and inheritance ; Who we are is always there ; The family tree of life ; In the name of the father ; Voluntary name-changing -- Involuntary name-changing -- A house is not a home -- Appendix: The language of names
Control code
ocn927104162
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 225 pages
Isbn
9781442259782
Lccn
2015039185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442259782
  • (OCoLC)927104162
Label
The power of names : uncovering the mystery of what we are called, Mavis Himes
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Called into existence. An invitation into being ; Names with power ; Go out and name ; Names and nomads ; Choosing names ; Celebrating names -- Burden or blessing. The strange fate of names ; Transmission and inheritance ; Who we are is always there ; The family tree of life ; In the name of the father ; Voluntary name-changing -- Involuntary name-changing -- A house is not a home -- Appendix: The language of names
Control code
ocn927104162
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 225 pages
Isbn
9781442259782
Lccn
2015039185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442259782
  • (OCoLC)927104162

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