The book is called an intellectual diary. It represents a partly lyrical and mostly philosophical rendition of the author's unorthodox thinking, as it developed since his adolescence, gradually maturing over a number of decades. Already at an early age, he evolved his own philosophical opinions, working them into a system of looking at the Universe. He wrote poetry during that same period and combined those lyrical efforts with other areas of his activities. His thoughts are derived in part from a pantheistic and buddhistic view of the world of reality. He combines the perception of his Human nature, with the conviction that he also reflects the Fallen God, Creator of this world, banned from the primordial essence. He awakens to the realization that, along with all other images he has of his World, he carries in his Being the proscribed soul that errs eternally from entity to entity, in analogy to Ahasver and the Flying Dutchman, to Faust and other legendary destinies.
RESOLVING CONFLICT In-laws must also learn to work through disagreements
and discord as the relationship develops. As such, the daughters-in-law who had
experienced any conflict with their mother-in-law (58 percent) developed a ...
Author: Deborah M. Merrill
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Family & Relationships
An intriguing exploration of one of the most potentially abrasive and conflict-riddled family relationships - mothers-in-law and daughters-in law - explaining what makes them friend or foe, and how the friendly among them achieve a positive relationship.
"Dr. Brann explores the conflict that frequently arises in the mother-in-law (MIL)/daughter-in-law (DIL) relationship.
Author: Ph D. Deanna Brann
Reluctantly Related Revisited is the newest book from award-winning author Deanna Brann, Ph.D. With her trademark humor, compassion and years of experience, Dr. Brann explores the conflict that frequently arises in the mother-in-law (MIL)/daughter-in-law (DIL) relationship. Women everywhere know that the MIL/DIL relationship can be one of the most complex and difficult relationships they experience. Based on years of research and packed full of timely examples, Reluctantly Related Revisited highlights the issues and struggles created in the MIL/DIL relationship that add to the many disagreements frequently arising within families. Including detailed action steps to overcome conflict and build a long-lasting healthy rapport with your in-law, Reluctantly Related Revisited is a must-read for women everywhere.
13 RESOLUTION OF CONFLICT BETWEEN MOTHER - IN - LAW AND DAUGHTER - IN - LAW : A Social Work Approach K.D. GANGRADE THE
PURPOSE of this chapter is to emphasise that enough recognition has not been
given to the ...
Most conflict, however, involves the mother-in-law and daughter- in-law rather
than the son. Such conflict is common enough to have its own name, kobu
kaldiing. In Korea, mother-in-law/ daughter-in-law conflict rarely reaches the dire
Author: Charlotte Ikels
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Social Science
How have rapid industrial development and the aging of the population affected the expression of filial piety in East Asia? Eleven experienced fieldworkers take a fresh look at an old idea, analyzing contemporary behavior, not norms, among both rural and urban families in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Each chapter presents rich ethnographic data on how filial piety shapes the decisions and daily lives of adult children and their elderly parents. The authors’ ability to speak the local languages and their long-term, direct contact with the villagers and city dwellers they studied lend an immediacy and authenticity lacking in more abstract treatments of the topic. This book is an ideal text for social science and humanities courses on East Asia because it focuses on shared cultural practices while analyzing the ways these practices vary with local circumstances of history, economics, social organization, and demography and with personal circumstances of income, gender, and family configuration.
Story after story focuses on the conflicts inherent to this relationship as the central
problematic and an assumed state of being that begins the narrative action. The
trope of mother-in-law/daughter-in-law conflict has some of its roots in the ...
Author: M. Whitney Kelting
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Although in Hinduism it is mainly used to refer to widow immolation, the term 'sati' means 'true woman' - a female hero. Whitney Kelting has learned that in Jainism satis appear as subjects of devotional hymns. This seems paradoxical, given that Jain spirituality is to disengage oneself from worldly existence and Jain devotionalism is usually directed toward those souls who have reached perfect detachment. In fact, however, there is a vast corpus of popular texts, many of them written by prominent scholar-monks between the 16th and 18th centuries, illustrating the distinctly worldly virtues of devoted Jain wives. In this fieldwork-based study, Kelting explores the ways in which Jain women use sati narratives and rituals to understand wifehood as a choice, which these women's ongoing ritual practices continually shape. She focuses on eight well-known Jain sati narratives, recorded in both formal ritual contexts and in informal retellings, and also as read aloud from printed versions. She finds that one of the principal functions of Jain sati narratives is to contribute to a discourse of wifehood, which addresses the concerns of Jain laywomen within the Jain value system and provides a fertile context in which Jain women can explore their questions of virtue and piety.
These servants thrive on gossiping amongst themselves about the constant
domestic conflicts of the Mwambas. ... This representation of Mrs. Mwamba
provides new lenses in the reading of mother-in-law/daughter-in-law conflict in
the Kenyan ...
Author: Jo Parnell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
This collection discusses the depictions of mothers-in-law in popular culture and provides a different approach to the popularly-held views of mothers-in-law.
Comments ranged from "I'm glad she doesn't visit" to "I wish she were dead." It's safe to say this is one of the more complicated human relationships!
Author: Elisabeth Graham
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Seventy percent of women polled expressed dissatisfaction with their mother-in-law or daughter-in-law. Comments ranged from "I'm glad she doesn't visit" to "I wish she were dead." It's safe to say this is one of the more complicated human relationships! The older woman comes to the relationship with memories of a sweet baby boy and the acute awareness of a door closing on an important role in her life. The younger woman comes with confidence and anticipation---eager to swing open the door to a new life and march right through it. Often the only thing these two women have in common is their love for the same man. Neither of them is prepared for the ensuing struggle. In Mothers-in-Law vs. Daughters-in-law, author Elisabeth Graham shares biblical wisdom and personal experience as she helps you reshape your relationship with your in-law. With her guidance, you will recognize areas of conflict, reexamine your expectations of your in-law, set boundaries, and develop patience and understanding for your in-law.
The other party in most mother - in - law conflicts is nearly always the daughter - in - law , especially when both women live together in the same house . Because
of this , many otherwise healthy marital relationships have become very sour .
It is security in old age that, according to the analysis of Margery Wolf (1985) is
central to the conflict between mother-in- law and daughter-in-law, as the mother
tries to keep control over her son. The setting up of village welfare systems has ...
Author: Dev Nathan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
The growth of the Chinese economy in the last decade or so has attracted a lot of analytical attention. This report addresses the functioning of collectives in a market system, specifically the village of Nanjie in Henan Province, which had recollectivized, and the village of Liuminying, near Beijing, which had never decollectivized. The authors briefly introduce these villages, as well as Hanchunhe (also near Beijing) and Huaxi in Jiangsu Province, and their history, and then analyze various aspects of the functioning of collective villages in the Chinese market. Chapters: org. and mgmt.; wage and labor system; welfare and benefits; gender roles and relations;& the corp. village.
... I knew, family conflicts were the most common source of affliction facing people
in old age. Four kinds of intergenerational relations seemed to generate the most
problems: relations between mothers- in-law (sari) and daughters-in-law (boul, ...
Author: Sarah Lamb
Publisher: Univ of California Press
By examining both gender and aging in this ethnography of an Indian village, Sarah Lamb forces a re-examination of major debates in feminist anthropology and contributes to the small but growing literature on aging in contemporary culture.
In It’s Either Her or Me, relationship expert Ellie Slott Fisher examines the complex dynamics of these potentially fraught relationships and how they can be made rich in rewards for all parties.
Author: Ellie Slott Fisher
Category: Family & Relationships
THERE’S NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT—YOU’RE NOT LOSING A SON AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE GAINING A RIVAL. For a mother who’s accustomed to having been number one in her son’s life, the arrival of a girlfriend, fiancée, or wife can be a complicated, confusing, and emotionally challenging event. Likewise, coexisting harmoniously with the mother of her partner can be an overwhelming challenge for any woman. Sons, often caught in the middle, are sometimes understandably reluctant to take sides. In It’s Either Her or Me, relationship expert Ellie Slott Fisher examines the complex dynamics of these potentially fraught relationships and how they can be made rich in rewards for all parties. As a wife and the mother of a grown son, Fisher has been on both ends of the spectrum. She recounts her own experiences and those of the mothers, sons, girlfriends, fiancées, wives, and even sisters she interviewed. With the help of psychologist Dr. Beatrice Lazaroff and licensed professional counselor Esther Ganz, Fisher offers practical solutions to help women on both sides cope—and thrive—in this most sensitive of relationships. Discover how to • gauge when it’s time to voice an opinion—and when it’s best to bite your tongue • reach out to the woman in your son’s life without being overbearing • handle the partner or mother-in-law who’s truly impossible • show respect to your partner’s mother • ensure that your partner’s mother respects your boundaries • deal with jealous sisters and other difficult family members • and much more Also including welcome advice on what he can discuss with either woman, It’s Either Her or Me is an invaluable resource for women and the men they love. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The book explores how these relationships are supported and maintained within the context of private and public Notions Family Life.
Author: Pamela Cotterill
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Family & Relationships
Power relationships between men and women have been discussed extensively in feminist literature, but power relationships between women the significance of in-law relationships between women has largely been overlooked. There is very little positive imagery surrounding the role of the mother-in-law.; Why do myths about "interfering" mothers-in-law predominate? Why are mother-in-law relationships seen as fraught with conflict and not expected to go well? What gives rise to these ideas, how are they maintained and how do they effect family life?; "Friendly Relations?" examines the popular imagery expressed in mother-in-law jokes, and demonstrates how daughters-in-law come to hold the balance of power in the relationship and are able to control it in ways not available to mothers-in-law. The book explores how these relationships are supported and maintained within the context of private and public Notions Family Life. It Traces The Development Of The Relationship through the life-course, demonstrating the influence of significant events such as divorce, cohabitation, grandparenting, ageing and widowhood.; The book tackles areas of private life which are often Difficult To Talk About, And Negative Emotions Such As Jealousy And possessiveness. However, the author refutes the idea that the relationship is always fraught with tension and conflict and examines opportunities for friendship and support in affinal women.
In this particular household , Anna was in charge ; of her four daughters , the
eldest ( 20 years old ) was second in command and directed the other three , as
well as Sophia , in their tasks . The relationship between mother - in - law and ...
79 While there was a strong bond of affection between cross - cousins , evidence
suggests . that the relationship of mother - in - law and daughter - in - law was
often one of conflict . 80 Some Sinhalese poems single out the nändā ( mother - in ...
When the Landises computed the frequency of conflict with specific in-laws, the mother-in-law led the list and coming ... The adult roles of the mother-in-law and
the daughter-in-law provice a situation contributing to the frequency of conflict in
status of the mother - in - law and the daughter - in - law has been changed
without much conflict . 59 It is not unusual in our society that the daughter - in - law who suffered troubles incurred by her mother - in - law in the early years of
Author: Helena Znaniecka LopataPublish On: 1994-04-12
In addition, joint households often assign much of the homemaking work to the
younger woman, the mother-in-law thus ... The daughter-in-law's role may also
be complicated by her husband's conflicts between his duties and rights in the
Author: Helena Znaniecka Lopata
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Social Science
Circles and Settings: Role Changes of American Women is an original, comprehensive analysis of changing roles of American women at a time of great upheaval and public, as well as social science, commentary. Using a symbolic interactionist framework, with role seen as a set of negotiated relations, Lopata analyses the roles of wife, mother, kin member (daughter, sister, grandmother) homemaker, job holder in different settings, as well as friend, neighbor, volunteer, and activist. This book comprehensively pulls together all the major involvements of American women using both historical and comparative perspectives to show the evolution of these roles over the last century.
A Comparative Approach to Intergenerational Solidarity and Conflict Sabine R.
Huebner. CHAPTER 6 The patriarchal household and the incoming daughter-in- law It is a great benefit both for the support and for the advantage of widows, that
Author: Sabine R. Huebner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Examines the role of the family in the Roman province of Egypt drawing on a wide range of sources.