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The Politics of the Family

Written by R.D. Laing

Series Title: CBC Massey Lectures

  • 64 Pages
  • 9780887845468
  • 8.000" x 5.000"
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family


Publication Date September 27, 1997

Using concepts of schizophrenia, R.D. Laing demonstrates that we tend to invalidate the subjective and experiential and accept the proper societal view of what should occur within the family. A psychoanalyst and psychiatrist, Laing worked at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. His books include The Self and Others and The Politics of Experience.


R.D. Laing
R.D. Laing, psychoanalyst and psychiatrist, worked at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, where he served as principal investigator of the Institute's Schizophrenia and Family Research Unit. From 1964 to 1982 he was chairman of the Philadelphia Association, London, where he developed a new theory to relate psychotic breakdown to family and social networks. His publications include The Self and Others, The Divided Self, Knots, and The Politics of Experience.