Koinonia : From Hate, through Dialogue, to Culture in the Larger Group

Description

A study of the larger group, focusing on the processes and dynamics whereby the group micro-culture emerges. As the initial frustrations of the group find expression in hate, this is transformed through dialogue to what the Greeks knew as 'koinonia', or the state of impersonal fellowship. Essentially, Koinonia concerns itself with an operational approach to dialogue, culture and the human mind through the medium of a larger group context, and adopts a direction similar in many ways to the group-analytic method of S.H. Foulkes. In attempting to link the most intimate aspect of individual beings naturally and spontaneously in the socio-cultural setting of the larger group, by the very nature of its size, offers a structure or medium for linking inner world with cultural context, and is thus able to establish a unique dimension-that of the micro-culture.

Details

Author(s)
Patrick B. De Mare, Robin Piper, Sheila Thompson
Format
Paperback | 287 pages
Dimensions
151.38 x 229.62 x 23.37mm | 420g
Publication date
31 Dec 1991
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
KARNAC BOOKS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0946439826
ISBN13
9780946439829
Bestsellers rank
2,470,649