Schismogenesis and schismogenetic processes: Gregory Bateson reconsidered

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    Abstract

    The main point I argue here is that Bateson’s concept of schismogenesis is indeed a useful concept cutting across the social sciences that uniquely relates to both social and personal pathologies. I briefly introduce Bateson’s notion of schismogenesis and even more briefly situate it with respect to Bateson’s work and the larger context in which he developed this concept. I further discuss how the application of schismogenesis within the field of politics has been somewhat neglected; I will here indicate some ways in which the concept is indeed useful for the analysis of politics/ political conflict.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2010
    Antal sider12
    StatusUdgivet - 2010
    BegivenhedInternational conference on The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization - Aalborg Universitet, Aalborg, Danmark
    Varighed: 28 okt. 201029 okt. 2010

    Konference

    KonferenceInternational conference on The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization
    LokationAalborg Universitet
    Land/OmrådeDanmark
    ByAalborg
    Periode28/10/201029/10/2010

    Bibliografisk note

    Paper circulated for conference in Aalborg, October 28-29, 2010,
    “Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization”, organized and hosted by the Danish Centre for Philosophy and Science Studies, the working group on Psychiatry & Society, Department of Sociology, Social Work and Organization, Aalborg University, Denmark, and the School of Sociology & Philosophy, UCC, Ireland.

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