Communication: The Social Matrix of Psychiatry

Communication: The Social Matrix of Psychiatry

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ISBN-13: 9781412806145
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/30/2006
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Jurgen Ruesch was professor of psychiatry at the University of California School of Medicine and director of the section of Social Psychiatry at the Langley Porter Neuropsychatric Institute in San Francisco.

Gregory Batesontaught at Columbia University, the New School for Social Research, Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of California, Santa Cruz. Among his books are Naven, Steps to an Ecology of Mind, Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity, Angels Fear: Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred, and A Sacred Unity: Further Steps to an Ecology of Mind. Eve C. Pinsker is program director, Faculty Development Center, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

Table of Contents


Preface to the 1968 edition vii
1 Values, Communication, and Culture: An Introduction Jurgen Ruesch 3
2 Communication and Human Relations: An Interdisciplinary Approach Jurgen Ruesch 21
3 Communication and Mental Illness: A Psychiatric Approach Jurgen Ruesch 50
4 Communication and American Values: A Psychological Approach Jurgen Ruesch 94
5 American Perspectives: An Integrative Approach Jurgen Ruesch 135
6 Communication and the System of Checks and Balances: An Anthropological Approach Jurgen Ruesch Gregory Bateson 150
7 Information and Codification: A Philosophical Approach Gregory Bateson 168
8 Conventions of Communication: Where Validity Depends upon Belief Gregory Bateson 212
9 Psychiatric Thinking: An Epistemological Approach Gregory Bateson 228
10 The Convergence of Science and Psychiatry Gregory Bateson 257
11 Individual, Group, and Culture: A Review of the Theory of Human Communication Jurgen Ruesch Gregory Bateson 273 References 290 Index 303

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