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All the Mothers Are One By Stanley Kurtz

All the Mothers Are One by Stanley Kurtz

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Based on the author's ethnographic research in India, the book explores the psychology of Hinduism, and offers an innovative synthesis of psychoanylsis with modern anthropological theories of cultural difference.

All the Mothers Are One Summary

All the Mothers Are One: Hindu India and the Cultural Reshaping of Psychoanalysis by Stanley Kurtz

Based on the author's ethnographic research in India, the book explores the psychology of Hinduism, and offers an innovative synthesis of psychoanylsis with modern anthropological theories of cultural difference. Stanley N. Kurtz offers a new interpretation of the multiple "mother goddesses" of Hinduism, and explores how this multiplicity is key to understanding early childhood experience in which a child is raised by many "mothers" in the Hindu joint family. Arguing that traditional psychoanalytic approaches to Indian culture have applied Western models without regard to differing cultural circumstances, Kurtz suggests that immersion in a joint family plays a central role in the development of feelings and needs which are carried over into adult life. The book concludes with a briefr comparison of mothering in India and contemporary America. All the Mothers Are One makes a significant contribution to the growing debate concerning the role of psychoanalysis in the interpretation of culture and the study of cross-cultural human development.

All the Mothers Are One Reviews

Kurtz's meticulous scholarship and psychoanalytic interpretations are...presented in a lively style of writing that is very accessible and holds one's attention...an extremely interesting work as well as an original contribution to the psychoanalytic understanding of Hinduism.

About Stanley Kurtz

Stanley N. Kurtz recently received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University and is currently a Fellow of the Committee on Human Development and the Center for Research on Culture and Mental Health at the University of Chicago.

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GOR008650825
9780231078696
0231078692
All the Mothers Are One: Hindu India and the Cultural Reshaping of Psychoanalysis by Stanley Kurtz
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Columbia University Press
1992-10-01
306
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