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Shared Obliviousness in Family Systems

Shared Obliviousness in Family Systems

by Paul C. Rosenblatt


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ISBN-13: 9781438427317
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/09/2009
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Paul C. Rosenblatt is Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is the author of many books, including Two in a Bed: The Social System of Couple Bed Sharing, also published by SUNY Press; African American Grief (with Beverly R. Wallace); and Help Your Marriage Survive the Death of a Child.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xv

1 Shared Obliviousness as a Family Systems Phenomenon 1

2 Family System Mechanisms for Maintaining Shared Obliviousness 19

3 Family Obliviousness to Context 43

4 Obliviousness to Matters within the Family 69

5 Shared Obliviousness and Family Decisions 87

6 Family System Responses to Threats to Obliviousness 97

7 Obliviousness and Family Therapy 107

8 Researching Shared Family Obliviousness 121

9 Shared Obliviousness That Is Not Quite Shared or Oblivious 133

10 The Future of Shared Family Obliviousness 147

References 163

Index 179

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