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Up from Scapegoating (P): Awakening Consciousness in Groups (Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict) Paperback – 1 Dec 1995

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  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Chiron Publications (1 Dec. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0933029950
  • ISBN-13: 978-0933029958
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,719,963 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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consultations about scapegoating
ever since Up from Scapegoating has been available on amazon.com I recieved a number of consultation requests from individuals and subgroups who've experienced the scapegoating phenomena and want help. They've ranged from requests by lawyers to help with scapegoated, abused clients who want a handle on group process to members of religious communities who find themselves isolated by the blanket of goodness and denial to students in schools finding a class process to be powerfully scapegoating--often of friends as well as themselves. Each one takes some analyzing but I think there should be a group of people who are interested and can do something to advance a general theoy and practice. The dynamics of victimization by groups attempting to exclude and excommunicate for the purpose of their own wholeness is common to all kind of abuse.

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Up from Scapegoating is the first book that connects Jungian psychology and its usual focus on the individual and individual development to group theory and group development. Arthur Colman, a pioneer in developing group relations theory and practice in the United States, takes Jung's basic beliefs in the collective unconscious, individuation, and the shadow and shows their relevance to the problems of groups, institutions, and political systems. His insights and new methods are extremely important in a nuclear and environmental age where every individual's survival is hinged to the happenings or consciousness of a larger group.

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pILLARI TAKES UP THE SCAPEGOATING THEME PRESENT IN WESTERN MYTHOLOGY,LITERATURE AND THE bIBLE. tHIS FOCUS HAS RECEIVED MUCH ATTENTION IN THE LAST THREE DECADES WITH THE IMPETUS OF rENE gIRARD WHOSE THEORY OF MIMESIS IS CLOSELY TIED TO SCAPEGOATING. pILLARI EXAMINES THIS THEME IN THE CONTEXT OF FAMILY DYNAMICS AND SHE OFTEN TOUCHES UPON THE MAJOR IDEAS OF gIRARD. pAUL rICOEUR,A fRENCH PHILOSOPHER TAKES THIS THEME TO A "HIGHER" LEVEL IN HIS "SYMBOLISM OF EVIL" AND "FALLIBLE mAN". tHIS DYNAMIC OF SCAPEGOATING AFFORDS INSIGHT NOT ONLY FOR FAMILY DIFFICULTIES BUT FOR CULTURALLY BASED AND INTERCULTURAL TENSIONS.
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I think that this book has a wonderful subject and I really learned a lot from it. It is about finding balance between the individual consciousness and the group consciousness. Also it talks about the concept of the shadow and the scapegoat, which are the dark aspects of personal and groups that we choose to block out or push upon someone or something.
However, it was a very hard read and took a long time to grasp what the author was saying.
HASH(0x9b58ec60) out of 5 stars Very helpful Should be used in all schools and companies 17 Aug. 2015
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people at times can behave savagely, animals are more humane at times. This book teaches people through use of awesome passages from Jung and other great minds, not to treat one another viciously..
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HASH(0x9b58ec24) out of 5 stars One Star 30 Aug. 2014
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bad condition. torn apart with mold
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HASH(0x9b58ef18) out of 5 stars sCAPEGOATING THEME GAINS MOMENTUM IN pILLARI'S THESIS. 18 Nov. 1997
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pILLARI TAKES UP THE SCAPEGOATING THEME PRESENT IN WESTERN MYTHOLOGY,LITERATURE AND THE bIBLE. tHIS FOCUS HAS RECEIVED MUCH ATTENTION IN THE LAST THREE DECADES WITH THE IMPETUS OF rENE gIRARD WHOSE THEORY OF MIMESIS IS CLOSELY TIED TO SCAPEGOATING. pILLARI EXAMINES THIS THEME IN THE CONTEXT OF FAMILY DYNAMICS AND SHE OFTEN TOUCHES UPON THE MAJOR IDEAS OF gIRARD. pAUL rICOEUR,A fRENCH PHILOSOPHER TAKES THIS THEME TO A "HIGHER" LEVEL IN HIS "SYMBOLISM OF EVIL" AND "FALLIBLE mAN". tHIS DYNAMIC OF SCAPEGOATING AFFORDS INSIGHT NOT ONLY FOR FAMILY DIFFICULTIES BUT FOR CULTURALLY BASED AND INTERCULTURAL TENSIONS.
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