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Cottle, Thomas J.

Overview
Works: 140 works in 364 publications in 2 languages and 16,553 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Internet videos  Science television programs  Educational television programs  Biography  Instructional films 
Roles: Author, Host, Editor
Classifications: QP251, 612.6
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Busing by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is based on the personal accounts of individuals and families involved in different ways in the busing for school integration experience in Boston, Massachusetts. The individuals who speak are both black and white, and include administrators, parents, students, teachers and residents of the city and suburbs. Their stories reflect their life histories as they relate to their current attitudes toward and status in the busing issue. Recurrent themes include racism, personal and family crises, social and economic concerns, parental aspirations for their children, and the children's responses to busing and the atmosphere surrounding it. (Gc)
Children in jail : seven lessons in American justice by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of 52 theoretical papers on school crime and its relation to poverty, this chapter presents a series of life studies of children in jail, along with a brief discussion of prison reform. The purpose of the life studies is to allow jailed children or children who have been in jail to speak for themselves of the conditions of jail and the experience of being incarcerated. The studies include children who have been tried and sentenced to jail, as well as children held in detention centers awaiting trial. One of the studies is of a girl who was held illegally in an adult prison. Among the many topics discussed by the children are medical treatment, the lack of educational facilities, the changing nature of their relationship with their parents, the shame and fright of imprisonment, and the physical and psychological effects of being in jail. (Author/MLF)
A sense of self : the work of affirmation by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clinical psychologist as well as a sociologist, Thomas J. Cottle is the author of more than twenty-five books. At the heart of his work is a concern with the problems confronted by ordinary people in their everyday lives, the kinds of issues that shape who we are and how we interact with the world around us. In A Sense of Self, his focus is on affirmation, on that mysterious process by which the self comes to know itself in relation to others and forges an identity. He pays particular attention to the role of devotion, showing how the taking of responsibility for another is the essence of affirmation, which in turn is the fundamental ingredient in the development of a self
Hardest times : the trauma of long term unemployment by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Against the backdrop of a robust economy, hundreds of thousands of people in this country remain out of work for long periods of time, causing economic and psychological hardships for entire families. Hardest Times examines in depth what happens to men, and to their families, when they remain out of work for longer than six months, a period the government designates as long term unemployment. Cottle examines long term unemployment as a traumatic event that creates in those who experience it conditions resembling symptoms of loss and post-trauma. Through the words of men who have experienced long term unemployment, he demonstrates that work is crucial to the formation of a man's identity, and that without work, many men often find no purpose for living. The in-depth studies Cottle provides reveal why some men abandon their families or, in some instances, are driven to commit murder or suicide in the face of lingering unemployment. These often heart-wrenching stories encourage readers to consider the implications of long term unemployment for the men who experience it, the families who endure it, and the society that tolerates it."--Jacket
Black children, white dreams by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several years ago the author began visiting a number of families and children in the poor black section of Boston called Roxbury. But unlike many social scientists studying poverty in recent years, he listened--in particular to the thoughts, hopes, fears, and dreams of two fifth graders--William D. Williams and Adrien Keller. Here these two black children express their beliefs and feelings about the 1972 election; politics in general; the meaning of laws; joblessness and underemployment; health care, crime, and other issues. The story of Adrien Keller and William D. Williams depends on involvements with families over long periods of time rather than on systematic measurements of particular attitudes or degrees of knowledge. The intent is to describe sensitivities to political issues and the ways these issues touch the lives of children and their families in the course of living one day at a time. The work is, therefore, closer to a tradition established by novelists, cultural anthropologists, and journalists, among others, and yet it is always complemented and enlightened by the more traditional research of the social sciences. All names have been changed to preserve confidentiality. Although the method used here outwardly resembles the home visits of social workers, none of these families has come to the author requesting help or psychotherapy; and none of the families has been selected because of some psychological problem any was experiencing. Indeed it was the author who requested the right to meet with them. (Author/JM)
The present of things future; explorations of time in human experience by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time's children; impressions of youth by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barred from school, 2 million children! by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's secrets by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and French and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revealing, candid observations by children who have survived family crisis, the traumas of desertion, neglect and abuse. Deeply personal, moving dialogues that show rich insights into the myths of harmony and decency surrounding the family
College : reward and betrayal by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sociologist and clinical psychologist presents portraits of the conflicts that men, women, and institutions confront in their experience of contemporary higher education. Parents, students, and faculty talk about success and failure, frustration and achievement in the academic world. Drawing these portraits together are discussions of the changing social and psychological climate that has influenced the expectations of American students; primarily the extraordinary transformations in the family structure, such as divorce rates and changing roles. Two institutions, Earlham College and Columbia College, are profiled. (Editor/MSE)
The abandoners; portraits of loss, separation, and neglect by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At peril : stories of injustice by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At its heart, this book is a collection of personal accounts that speak to a variety of social concerns, from youth crime and domestic violence to public education and health care. Told by children as well as adults, these stories offer illuminating if sometimes disturbing testimony about the circumstances of life in the contemporary United States. One story, for example, depicts the precarious world of a thirteen-year-old drug dealer. Another presents the searing narrative of a woman convicted of killing her abusive husband. Still another tells the painful saga of an atomic war veteran fighting the ravages of a disease induced and then denied by his own government."--Jacket
Perceiving time : a psychological investigation with men and women by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miracle of life by Northern Virginia Community College( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1. Shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details building up to the moment of birth. Disc 2. Bonus DVD, NOVA: Life's first feelings: Reveals the surprising emotional capabilities of newborns and very young children
Private lives and public accounts by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like fathers, like sons : portraits of intimacy and strain by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black testimony : the voices of Britain's West Indians by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden survivors : portraits of poor Jews in America by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind fields : adolescent consciousness in a culture of distraction by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the music stopped : discovering my mother by Thomas J Cottle( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of one woman's decision to forfeit a brilliant career for the sake of motherhood. Once a child prodigy, Gitta Gradova traveled the world as an internationally acclaimed concert pianist, performing recitals as well as appearing with prominent orchestras of her era. Her son Thomas J. Cottle uses written records, interviews, and personal reminiscence to reconstruct her life, as well as their own mother-son relationship. He is at times a storyteller, at times a psychologist, at times a son seeking to uncover those aspects of his mother's life he could never know, or perhaps, chose not to know until it was too late."--Jacket
 
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A sense of self : the work of affirmation
Alternative Names
Cottle, Thomas J.

Cottle, Tom

Languages
English (162)

French (3)

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Hardest times : the trauma of long term unemploymentAt peril : stories of injusticeLike fathers, like sons : portraits of intimacy and strainMind fields : adolescent consciousness in a culture of distractionWhen the music stopped : discovering my mother