Lavie, Joshua (2005): The Lost Roots of the Theory of Group
Analysis: 'Taking Interrelational Individuals Seriously'!
This paper is a micro-historical analysis of unpublished drafts of S.H. Foulkes - intended to be part of his 'Theory Book' on group analysis - together with a comprehensive new historical reading of Norbert Elias's published writings relevant to group analysis, focusing on two lost roots of the theory of group analysis:
(1) Elias's discovery of the simultaneous - interdependent process of
'Individualization and Socialization';
This analysis forms the main argument of this paper; that the theory
of group analysis 'takes interrelational individuals (in the plural) seriously',
not the reified concept of 'the individual' nor the abstract concept of
Key Words: group of interrelational individuals o individualization through socialization o micro-history o multi-personal minds o multiple selves
Joshua Lavie, 36 David Remez st., Tel-Aviv, Israel, 62192, email@example.com
Joshua Lavie is member of the Israeli EFPP Group Section.
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