We had been looking at the genogram last time in terms of drug use and trying to pin down along matrilinial and patrilinial lines based on this timeframe.
Because of a news story that has recently come to light. I’m going to link to Treehugger on this.
My theory along this genogram is interested in looking at medications, especially those prescribed since 1960. We looked at those at the top link.
Let’s draw a new genogram template and look at radical feminism via this book.
I recall in the mid-70’s the first operation I knew of?
One of the reasons I want to use 1970 as a marker is because of this operation, but also other “transformative” operations people have undergone?
The question is a search for self in “the mirror” —
As we think about “mirroring” in terms of Kohut and cultural surround what is the media doing that is helping to shape this?
An interesting video is here, to watch:
a new term:
When I began thinking about THE ALCHEMY PROJECT I was writing on a writer’s list for literary erotica. It was the top place in the web. Except, I had been trained at Pacifica in Narrative, so, I did depth reads of some of the fiction as I was critiquing stories. Sometimes the content really bothered me? I asked whether the writers might be concerned if people might hurt themselves? Some writers said “I need the money, so who cares?”
After hearing that, I began to research?
I saw what was in the web.
We can narrow the genogram — like this:
The years between 1970 and 2010 is a 40 year period.
Here is a video to watch showing two generations — we can use the timeline from 1970 — 2010, here, as it will encompass both.
In this forty year period we see the rise also of “cosmetic alterations.”
Here is a video on that…
My question overall is to find the roots of this need to tranform the self as mirrored self-object and how that need arose primarily from 1970 forward.
Here is another video:
Things to insert as cultural surround in this era depicted above would be AIDS in terms of the 1980’s.
Why I am looking at this is because of an article I saw on Salon during my research?
As I was writing alongside the others, there was very little heterosexual writing?
And nothing in terms of the concept of LOVE?
So I began to insert that into my fiction as lived real experience. My novel HEART OF CLOUDS is a coming of age tale based on how that looked in the 1970’s? My generation of the tail end Baby Boom were all coming of age in the late 1970’s.
Perhaps in November, I will continue the coming of age tale of my character Teenie Alexander. I want to write interventions into the story precisely because of the Salon article above.
We can narrow the genogram even further…
What is going on generationally between 1990–2010?
In terms of the above research and cultural surround.
It would be interesting to view this film in light of that.