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In Search of Self in India and Japan : Toward a Cross-Cultural Psychology - Alan Roland

In Search of Self in India and Japan

Toward a Cross-Cultural Psychology

Paperback Published: 21st April 1991
ISBN: 9780691024585
Number Of Pages: 424

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A prominent American psychoanalyst explores inner worlds that are markedly different from the Western psyche.

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"While Western psychology assumes that human nature is the same everywhere, there are profound psychological differences from culture to culture, according to a growing body of evidence ... One of the most extensive criticisms of Western psychology has been made by Dr. Roland in [this] book."--The New York Times "Roland compares the extended familial-self typical of Indian and Japanese experience with the individualized self-concept of America... This book adds crucial psychological dimensions to our study of Eastern philosophy and religion. It catches the vital nuances of self-experience that escape philosophical and historical approaches."--Harold Coward, Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin "This book addresses a fundamental question--the universality of human nature... Drawing upon work with patients and therapists in both India and Japan, [Roland] describes the profound differences between the Western individualized self and the familial self so central to Asian culture... Of particular value is Roland's sensitive treatment of the evolving identity of women in the two cultures, as well as his exploration of the deeply significant spiritual self, a topic that is largely neglected in Western theory and practice."--Choice

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: The Familial Self, the Individualized Self, and the Spiritual Selfp. 3
The Indian and Japanese Self and Social Change
Indian Identity and Colonialismp. 17
Psychoanalysis in India and Japanp. 55
The Familial Self, Individualization, and the Modernization Processp. 89
The Dynamics of Change in Urban Indian and Japanese Womenp. 146
The Indian Self: Reflections in the Mirror of the American Life Stylep. 195
The Indian and Japanese Self: Theoretical Perspectives
The Indian Familial Self in Its Social and Cultural Contextsp. 209
The Indian and Japanese Familial Selfp. 242
The Spiritual Self: Continuity and Counterpoint to the Familial Selfp. 289
Conclusions: Psychoanalysis in Civilizational Perspectivep. 312
Glossaryp. 335
Referencesp. 349
Indexp. 369
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ISBN: 9780691024585
ISBN-10: 0691024588
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 21st April 1991
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.62