Bookcover of Bowen Theory and Family Disintegration in Tennessee Williams's Drama
Booktitle:

Bowen Theory and Family Disintegration in Tennessee Williams's Drama

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2018-03-14 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-8-32800-1

ISBN-10:
6138328000
EAN:
9786138328001
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
This book examines the American psychiatrist Murray Bowen’s major contribution to his profession, Bowen Family Systems Theory, as a literary-critical tool to interrogate the theme of family disintegration in Tennessee Williams’s early and middle plays written between 1945 and 1962. Both Williams and Bowen were writing in a specific intellectual and cultural context in terms of post-World War II attitudes towards the American family and its social function. Bowen theory understands family as an interrelated emotional system, in which a change in the functioning of one part of the system directly relates to changes in the whole system. A parallel to this is found in Williams’s plays: members of the family do not function separately, but within the context of the system that shapes their feelings, thoughts, and behaviour. Not only does Bowen help to elucidate a central theme of Williams’s writing, but the psychodynamics of therapy are reflected in Williams’s dramatic accounts of the plight of the mid-twentieth century family. The four chapters of the book pair eight of Williams’s major works using Bowen’s eight interlocking concepts.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Najah A. F. Alzoubi
Number of pages:
236
Published on:
2018-03-14
Stock:
Available
Category:
General Humanities
Price:
69.90 €
Keywords:
drama, Family Disintegration, Family Systems, Tennessee Williams, Bowen Theory

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