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A Temperamental Ménage à Trois: Mead, Bateson, and Fortune and the Trafficking Between Social and Analytical Relations in Ethnography

Tony Crook

in Anthropological Knowledge, Secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea: Exchanging Skin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264003
eISBN:
9780191734151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264003.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter describes the famous occasion when three anthropologists met up on the Sepik River in 1932/3 – and which infamously led to Margaret Mead eventually leaving Reo Fortune for Gregory ... More


The Cinema Intelligence Apparatus: Gregory Bateson, the Museum of Modern Art Film Library, and the Intelligence Work of Film Studies during World War II

Nathaniel Brennan

in Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, by Nathaniel Brennan, discusses the efforts of the Museum of Modern Art Film Library to make use of captured enemy motion pictures on behalf of the federal government’s wartime ... More


“Systems Everywhere”: Schizophrenia, Cybernetics, and the Double Bind

Deborah Weinstein

in The Pathological Family: Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451416
eISBN:
9780801468155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451416.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter illustrates how several clinicians became interested in family pathology through their research and clinical efforts related to schizophrenia. It focuses on a research project that was ... More


Gregory Bateson and Information Operations

Montgomery McFate

in Military Anthropology: Soldiers, Scholars and Subjects at the Margins of Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190680176
eISBN:
9780190943059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680176.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Gregory Bateson was an anthropologist who conducted fieldwork in New Guinea; worked for the OSS; introduced the concept of cybernetics into social science; developed the double bind theory of ... More


Gregory Bateson and the Spirit of 1967

Anthony Chaney

in Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The introduction claims that ecological consciousness and its sensitivity to environmental crisis--called an apocalyptic encounter--is the foremost intellectual experience of the post-World War II ... More


The Curious Twist

Anthony Chaney

in Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.003.0011
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter is set at the 1967 Congress for the Dialectics of Liberation, held over ten days in July in London. Drawing on transcripts and film of the event, the chapter presents a radical movement ... More


Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Anthony Chaney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The anthropologist Gregory Bateson has been called a lost giant of twentieth-century thought. In the years following World War II, Bateson was among the group of mathematicians, engineers, and social ... More


The Hurly-Burly of Natural History

Anthony Chaney

in Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter investigates how double-bind theory was received by the psychiatric community with respect to contested views of the etiology and treatment of schizophrenia. A moral model of ... More


The Back End of the Probe

Anthony Chaney

in Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.003.0013
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In this chapter, Allen Ginsberg's reaction to Gregory Bateson and the greenhouse effect is revisited and amplified as an instance of apocalyptic encounter, a central experience of the ecological ... More


Love and Trust

Anthony Chaney

in Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.003.0012
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter interrogates Gregory Bateson's message to the Congress on the Dialectics of Liberation in particular, and his ecology of mind in general, on the question of defeatism and despair. If ... More


Incursions of Alterity: The Double Bind of Obligation

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter shows that the double bind, the claim that no matter what one does one cannot win, not only plays a role in determining the development of schizophrenia, as ... More


Mediations of Gaia: Ecology and Epistemology from Gregory Boteson and Felix Guattari to Avatar

Bruce Clarke

in Neocybernetics and Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691005
eISBN:
9781452949406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691005.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the theory of metabiotic autopoietic systems back to biotic autopoiesis and its subsequent developments, and towards the Gaia hypothesis. The theories of cognition from the ... More


Around the Book: Systems and Literacy

Henry Sussman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232833
eISBN:
9780823241170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Amid radical transformation and rapid mutation in the nature, transmission, and deployment of information and communications, this book offers a status report and theoretically nuanced update on the ... More


Enough to Drive Anybody Crazy

Michael E. Staub

in Madness Is Civilization: When the Diagnosis Was Social, 1948–1980

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226771472
eISBN:
9780226771496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771496.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In his first book, The Divided Self: A Study in Sanity and Madness (1960), Scottish psychoanalyst Ronald D. Laing presents a case study of a psychotic and concludes that the family colluded to kill ... More


The Double Consciousness: American Thought and the Theory of Theory

Ryan White

in The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231171007
eISBN:
9780231539593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In many respects the “thesis statement” of the book as a whole, this chapter attempts to theorize the meaning of paradoxical statements in the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Sanders ... More


Metaphor, Metonymy, and Redundancy

Harry Berger

in Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter illustrates how the categorization of metaphor and metonymy as two fundamental tropes arises from the distinction between the literal and figurative uses of language. In this ... More


Memory, Metaphor, and a Double Bind

Adam B. Seligman and Robert P. Weller

in How Things Count as the Same: Memory, Mimesis, and Metaphor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190888718
eISBN:
9780190888749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888718.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 analyzes the workings of memory and metaphor as Jewish and Christian civilizational tropes. It focuses on the role of blood in both traditions to explicate the different understandings of ... More


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