Gender and Family Therapy

Author(s) : Charlotte Burck, Author(s) : Gwyn Daniel

Gender and Family Therapy

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 1994
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 176
  • Category :
    Family, Couple and Systemic Therapy
  • Catalogue No : 305
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855750722
  • ISBN 10 : 1855750724

Reviews and Endorsements

'Charlotte Burck and Gwyn Daniel's book shows us how richly productive good conversations can be. They have taken our current crop of favored ideas and stances - second-order cybernetics, post modernism, social constructionism, feminism, narrative and discourse theory - added what's best about systems theory (in their words, an interact ional understanding and a sensitivity to context, framing and level) - and then orchestrated a contrapuntal dialogue where each discourse comments on the other, producing newsworthy fresh ideas.

'In their dense and nuance discussion of how gender's language and discourse possess us, Burck and Daniel give us new analytic tools and creative clinical strategies with which to mobilize women to embark on this research for themselves (and to help men see through the illusion that, unlike women, they are coherent, sovereign subjects).

'In the process, the authors show us how therapy can foster a stance of critical inquiry towards the truths of one's time and place, especially about what it means to be a man or woman now.'
- From the Foreword by Virginia Goldner

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