Dreaming Culture: Meanings, Models, And Power In U.s. American Dreams by J. MageoDreaming Culture: Meanings, Models, And Power In U.s. American Dreams by J. Mageo

Dreaming Culture: Meanings, Models, And Power In U.s. American Dreams

byJ. Mageo

Hardcover | October 26, 2011

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Dreams seem the most private territory of experience. Yet Dreaming Culture argues they are a space in which we practice, consider, question, and adapt cultural models of the self, gender, sexuality, relationships, and agency. Through an innovative “dream ethnography” from college students in the northwestern U.S., this book contributes to recent research on dreaming and the brain in psychology and continuing research on dreaming and the self in clinical psychology and psychological anthropology. Dreaming Culture uses critical theory to understand power relations embedded in cultural models, a perspective often lacking in cognitive anthropology and in psychological studies of self and mind.
Jeannette Marie Mageo is a professor of Anthropology at Washington State University. Between 1981 and 1989, she resided and did fieldwork in Samoa. She is the author of Theorizing Self in Samoa (1998) and is the editor of Dreaming and the Self (2003), Power and the Self (2001), Cultural Memory: Re/Configuring History and Identity in t...
Title:Dreaming Culture: Meanings, Models, And Power In U.s. American DreamsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:228 pagesPublished:October 26, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023033735X

ISBN - 13:9780230337350


Table of Contents

Introduction: Dreaming Cultural Models * Narrative Spectrums and Dreaming the U.S. American Family * Cultural Complexes and Boyfriend/Girlfriend Dreams * Holographic Dreaming and “Moving On” in the U.S.A. * U.S. Traveling Self-models * Dreams as Cultural Remembering 

Editorial Reviews

"Mageo provides fresh entrée into relations of culture and mind through dreaming. Advancing both theory and method, she elucidates cultural shaping of the human imagination. Psychological anthropologists, cultural psychologists, dream analysts, and scholars of American culture will find an ethnography richly textured with insights into the inter-animation of society and personal experience." - Janet Dixon Keller, editor of Ethos, the Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology, and professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign