"Eros/Power: Relational Action Inquiry integrating subjectivity, inter-subjectivity and objectivity."
A week in dialogue with the authors Hilary Bradbury and Bill Torbert based on their recently released book Eros/Power: Love in the Spirit of Inquiry (Integral Publishers, 2016).
When: June 13th – June 17th
Audio Only Recording: https://www.hightail.com/download/cUJYRFFUays1bml5VmNUQw
Video Recording: https://www.hightail.com/download/cUJYRFFUays1bmptcXRVag
Let's continue the conversation online here. Everyone is welcome to continue posting questions and comments below.
Our Invitation: At the heart of our book and hopefully of our conversation lies an inquiry into the interweaving of eros and power in love and work. Although both of us are professors of organization (management) in the action research domain, our voices in this book rarely rise to the third-person professorial, but mostly sound instead in much more vulnerable first- and second-person tones. Some of our most heated debate starts, ironically, in a PhD seminar on Qualitative Research Methods. The book intends dialogue with a form that alternates autobiographical chapters about psycho-spiritual- erotic development and include our relationship with one another. We invite a deeper dive into the themes of love, gender, privilege and what it means for how we live our inquiry together.
Reading for the week: This link is to the book information page which contains both a free sample from the book, authors bios and various reviewers comments: http://www.integratingcatalysts.com/erospower/
Please join in if you are interested in the interweaving of eros and power in love and work, if you are interested in picking up the developmental question of how to move to action given our understanding of the socially constructed nature of our lives, or if you are interested in the practice of deep relational inquiry in action, and/or how, more generally, inquiry can become an integration of first, second and third person voices as in the case in contemporary action research (see Bradbury, The Handbook of Action Research, 2015, Sage Publications: http://actionresearchplus.com/handbook).
Buy the book here:
Eros/Power: Love in the Spirit of Inquiry
Meet the Authors
Questions to Explore
1. Can you approach love in a way that opens your eyes rather than blinds you?
2. Can you love passionately, compassionately, and dispassionately all at once?
3. Can you love non-possessively but with commitment?
4. Can you love inquiringly, bringing benefit to your beloveds?
5. What is the relationship between your spiritual life and embodied love?
6. How are we each to engage this great life adventure, in spite of our unique wounds?