The Pathological Family : Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy / Deborah Weinstein.

While iconic popular images celebrated family life during the 1950s and 1960s, American families were simultaneously regarded as potentially menacing sources of social disruption. The history of family therapy makes the complicated power of the family at midcentury vividly apparent. Clinicians devel...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Weinstein, Deborah, 1971-
Format: Book
Published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : the power of the family
  • Personality factories
  • "Systems everywhere" : schizophrenia, cybernetics, and the double bind
  • The culture concept at work
  • Observational practices and natural habitats
  • Visions of family life.