CMMi Press series
The CMMi Press was established in 2019 as the publishing arm of the CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution. The Institute is committed to making better social worlds through paying particular attention to the quality of the communication patterns in which we participate. The CMMi Press publishes books that promote this approach with the intent of inspiring better communication practices for making social worlds we would all want to live in.
If you have a publishing idea or a manuscript in preparation that you think will fit the aims of our Press, please contact Robyn Penman, our commissioning editor, at CMMI.email@example.com.
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From the CMMi Press
Penman, R. & Jensen, A. (2019) Making Better Social Worlds: Inspiration from the Theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning.
Creede, C., Fisher-Yoshida, B. & Gallegos, P. (Eds.), (2012). The reflective, facilitative and interpretive practices of the Coordinated Management of Meaning: Making lives, making meaning.
Parker, P. Hall, T. Kram, K. Wasserman, I. (2018). Polly Parker, (Douglas) Tim Hall and Kathy Kram: Peer Coaching at Work
Reviews and publications blog
Making Better Social Worlds: Reviews "Probably the most important book of our era!" "Makes dense concepts and technical vocabulary accessible." "Clear, useful and written for anyone who wants to expand their horizons and develop practices for making better socials worlds." "I’d relish conversing about each chapter with a group of upper-division undergraduates, grad students, or community members." ... Read More
Making social worlds better: Grammars of action in traditions of practice In this post, Sergej van Middendorp discusses the article, Making social worlds better: Grammars of action in traditions of practice, that he retrieved from the W. B. Pearce Archives. It was a controversial article and Sergej raises some provocative possibilities from it. ... Read More
Moral Injury on the front lines of truth This is an exciting and innovative chapter written by three of the CMMI's board members, Bart Buechner, Sergej van Middendorp and Rik Spann. The chapter interweaves CMM and the metaphor of jazz improvisation in the context of Schutz’s lifeworld phenomenology. ... Read More
A new focus book on CMM research methods Three post-graduate students from Columbia University, Filippa Naka, Adrian Jofre Bosch, Shengjie Ma, review the second book in the CMM Focus book series: Natasha A. Rascon’s and Stephen W. Littlejohn’s Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM): A Research Manual. ... Read More
Sources of inspiration We are part of a broad community of practitioners, researchers, scholars and students concerned with exploring what it means to be human and how we can make better social worlds. Here we offer an introduction to another member of this community and inspirational source for us all: The On Being project ... Read More