In Search of Self in India and Japan: Toward a Cross-Cultural Psychology

In Search of Self in India and Japan: Toward a Cross-Cultural Psychology

by Alan Roland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691086176

ISBN-13: 9780691086170

Pub. Date: 10/28/1988

Publisher: Princeton University Press

A prominent American psychoanalyst explores inner worlds that are markedly different from the Western psyche. "Roland compares the extended familial-self typical of Indian and Japanese experience with the individualized self-concept of America.... This book adds crucial psychological dimensions to our study of Eastern philosophy and religion. It catches the vital…  See more details below

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A prominent American psychoanalyst explores inner worlds that are markedly different from the Western psyche. "Roland compares the extended familial-self typical of Indian and Japanese experience with the individualized self-concept of America.... This book adds crucial psychological dimensions to our study of Eastern philosophy and religion. It catches the vital nuances of self-experience that escape philosophical and historical approaches."--Harold Coward, Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin "This book addresses a fundamental question--the universality of human nature.... Drawing upon work with patients and therapists in both India and Japan, [Roland] describes the profound differences between the Western individualized self and the familial self so central to Asian culture.... Of particular value is Roland's sensitive treatment of the evolving identity of women in the two cultures, as well as his exploration of the deeply significant spiritual self, a topic that is largely neglected in Western theory and practice."--Choice

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691086170
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1988
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1Introduction: The Familial Self, the Individualized Self, and the Spiritual Self3
Part 1The Indian and Japanese Self and Social Change
2Indian Identity and Colonialism17
3Psychoanalysis in India and Japan55
4The Familial Self, Individualization, and the Modernization Process89
5The Dynamics of Change in Urban Indian and Japanese Women146
6The Indian Self: Reflections in the Mirror of the American Life Style195
Part 2The Indian and Japanese Self: Theoretical Perspectives
7The Indian Familial Self in Its Social and Cultural Contexts209
8The Indian and Japanese Familial Self242
9The Spiritual Self: Continuity and Counterpoint to the Familial Self289
10Conclusions: Psychoanalysis in Civilizational Perspective312
Glossary335
References349
Index369

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