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By Inga-Britt Krause

ISBN-10: 1855752786

ISBN-13: 9781855752788

Beginning with the MacPherson file and its pronouncements on racism in Britain and particularly 'institutionalised racism', Dr Krause specializes in the perform of relatives treatment and attracts on her services as either anthropologist and systemic kin psychotherapist to formulate a cogent serious overview of the sphere.

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It would be the same if the reference did not exist and the idea about gender and control occurred to them because it reminded them about their o w n lives, or about a novel they had read or a film they had watched. A l l these contexts may provide good ideas, but for these to be valid or shown to be valid in a particular case they need checking out. It is thus not so much a question of observation or (as in m y case right now) observation of observation as a detached activity, but of thinking about, grasping, feeling, or getting in touch with observation as a kind of participation that activates a particu­ lar view.

What is important is to recog­ nize that the processes of which persons are not aware are not only 38 CULTURE A N D SYSTEMIC T H I N K I N G a result of something like "instinct" or "drive" or mammalian interaction, but also of culturally constituted patterns of interaction and meaning to which persons have been exposed from birth. Even before birth when the arrival of the infant is expected, others such as parents, carers, kinsmen and kinswomen, and so on behave, interact, and communicate with each other in culturally consti­ tuted ways that will affect the infant and each of those persons.

A sequence of phonemes, a painting, a frog, or a culture) shall be said to contain "redundancy" or "pattern" if the aggregate can be divided in any way by a "slash mark" such that an observer perceiving only what is on one side of the slash mark, can guess, with better than random success, what is 36 CULTURE AND S Y S T E M I C THINKING on the other side of the slash mark. We may say that what is on one side of the slash contains information or has meaning about what is on the other side. [Bateson, 1973, pp.

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