The Sibling Society: Papers Presented at the Robert Bly Colloquium

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The Sibling Society is an edited collection of papers presented at the Robert Bly Colloquium at Kent State University. This work brings together traditional disciplines- English, Psychology, Sociology- but the outcome is unusual in that there is no one school of thought. These papers make a statement about a culture and society that is evolving and multifaceted. The conference attracts an eclectic scholarship and is unusual in the number and kinds of disciplines it folds in. Readers will benefit from the various ...

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Overview

The Sibling Society is an edited collection of papers presented at the Robert Bly Colloquium at Kent State University. This work brings together traditional disciplines- English, Psychology, Sociology- but the outcome is unusual in that there is no one school of thought. These papers make a statement about a culture and society that is evolving and multifaceted. The conference attracts an eclectic scholarship and is unusual in the number and kinds of disciplines it folds in. Readers will benefit from the various perspectives in social commentary and criticism. This collection is of interest to psychologists, sociologists, mental health care counselors, and all scholars in the humanities.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Contributors to this volume, which is based on the first conference devoted to Bly's 1996 social critique , represent philosophy, psychology, literature, mythology, ethics, sociology, education, theology, anthropology, and the arts. Their essays ponder some of the issues raised by Bly, including the transmission of culture, the destructive power of television, the psychosocial impact of African American fathers on their daughters, the alienation of young men, a shift toward "feminine" principles in organizational theory, and technology vs. nature. The volume would have benefited from a closer proofreading. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761818236
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 12/22/2000
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry White is an Assistant Professor of English at Kent State University in Ashtabula, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 The Sibling Society Examined: Chapter 4 "Robert Bly, Margaret Mead and The Sibling Society" Chapter 5 "You Have a Father, and He's Not Your Friend" Chapter 6 "Television and the Adultification of the Young in a Sibling Society" Chapter 7 "A Developmental Perception of the Sibling Society" Chapter 8 The Psychological Impact of the Sibling Society: Chapter 9 "Soul of the African-American Daughter: Beliefs, Ritual, Social Taboos" Chapter 10 "Raising Sula: Daughters of the 21st Century" Chapter 11 "Heroes in a Sibling Society" Chapter 12 "Father, Forgive Me, for I Have Split My 'To Male' Infinitive" Chapter 13 The Self in the Sibling Society: Chapter 14 "The Demise of Dance as Cultural, Social, and Intellectual Literacy: A Brief Philosophical Perspective" Chapter 15 "Religious Tradition and the 'Shadow' Side of Personality" Chapter 16 "Barrie, Bly, and Berne, Reflections on Peter Pan, The Sibling Society, and Games People Play" Chapter 17 Metaphors and Myths of a Sibling Society: Chapter 18 "Evolving Metaphors of Organizational Life for the Millennium" Chapter 19 "Sinatra and the Sibling Society: His Way" Chapter 20 "Brass Robert: Bly Corrected by Jessica Benjamin" Chapter 21 "Peter Pan and the Archetype of Eternal Youth" Chapter 22 "Some of Robert Bly's Poems and Accomplishments" Chapter 23 About the Authors Chapter 24 Index

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