What are we to do when the world seems to disintegrate around us, to fail to live up to what we believe it could be? That’s the question we ask in our July/August 2020 issue. The pandemic has driven home what it means to be positively maladjusted, as our contributors explore from a variety of angles, some more optimistic, some more pessimistic, and not all having to do with coronavirus.
Editor-in-Chief Jessie Mannisto introduces Issue 13: When the World Seems to Disintegrate (July/August 2020)
We chat with Michael Piechowski about his work on the theory of positive disintegration and finding people whose lives show the theory in action.
Laura Stavinoha applies the theory of positive disintegration to countries facing the pandemic—and explores what it will take to reintegrate them at a higher level.
Back in the days of coal mining, miners would often bring a caged canary with them down into the mineshafts. The ever-present danger of suffocating from toxic coal fumes, invisible and odorless, meant that the demise or death of this sensitive little bird would alert the miners to the fact that the way forward was […]
In this deep dive into the dynamisms of Dabrowski’s level IV in Marie Curie’s life, Krystyna Laycraft shows us just what the third factor is all about.
Developing my ability to notice tastes and smells from far-off lands has been a way to briefly escape lockdown, in a way that’s not quite as unhealthy as it sounds.