Heroism and Wellbeing in the 21st Century

Offering a holistic take on an emerging field, this edited volume examines how heroism manifests, is appropriated, and is constructed in a broad range of settings and from a variety of disciplines and perspectives.

Highlighting some of the most pressing issues in today’s world—including genocide, unethical business practices, bystanderism, whistleblowing, and the global refugee crisis this book applies a critical psychological perspective in synthesizing the social construction of heroism and wellbeing.

The lead editor, Olivia Efthimiou, is a rising star in the field of heroism science. Also editing this volume are Scott T. Allison and Zeno Franco.

This book will be released in March of 2018.

Here is the Table of Contents:

 

Chapter Author Chapter Title
Foreword Julie-Ann Pooley Foreword
Introduction Olivia Efthimiou

Scott T. Allison

Zeno E. Franco

Heroism and Wellbeing in The 21st Century: Recognising and Reconciling With Our Personal Heroic Imperative
Preface 1 Michelle Werning Becoming an Everyday Hero
Preface 2 Hanne Viken Fear and Love: The Heart of Heroism and a Life Well Lived
I.               Historical Contexts
1 Graham Seal Transforming Through Ambivalence: Failure, Deviance and Contradiction in Heroism
2 Sarah Booth

Luciano Pavez

Rethinking Hero Status in Colonial Western Australia: A Step Towards Reconciliation
3 Margaret Warburton Rebuilding Lives: Heroism and Gender in The Great War Community of an Australian Soldier
II.             Teaching and Fostering Heroism
4 Joanna Pascoe The Heroic Learner: Engaging and Inspiring Students Through the Art of Heroism
5 Clive Williams The Hero’s Journey: A Mudmap to Wellbeing
6 Chris Comerford Personal Heroism Through Fact and Fiction: Safeguarding Truth and Freedom in the Utopia of Star Trek and the Whistleblowing of Edward Snowden
III.           Contemporary Professional Practices
7 Layla Al-Hameed Fake Heroism as a Mechanism for Mafia Offer: A critical realism perspective on the abuse of heroism
8 Nick James

Francina Cantatore

Lawyers as Heroes: Fostering Holistic Wellbeing by Developing Heroic Virtues in Law Students
9 Deborah M. Netolicky The Visible-Invisible School Leader: Redefining Heroism and Offering Alternate Metaphors for Educational Leadership
IV.           Crisis, Displacement and Recovery
10 Stephanie Fagin-Jones Paradoxical Heroism: Heroic Altruism and Well-Being During and After the Holocaust
11 Amma Buckley

Craig Turley

Heroic Feat: An Aboriginal Sport Club’s Collective Journey to Healthy Resistance
12 Thomas Voigt

Andrew Day

Susan Balandin

The Unintended Consequences of Heroism or Acts of Bravery on Civilians
13 Ellie Jacques The Adversity Antidote: How Heroism Education is Being Employed to Navigate Hardship and Achieve Wellbeing in Flint Michigan
Conclusion Olivia Efthimiou

Scott T. Allison

Zeno E. Franco

Definition, Synthesis and Applications: Propositions for Future Research in the Study and Practice of Heroic Wellbeing

 

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