Absent Fathers, Lost Sons: The Search for Masculine Identity by Guy Corneau

By Guy Corneau

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An event of the fragility of traditional pictures of masculinity is anything many sleek males proportion. Psychoanalyst man Corneau lines this event to a fair deeper feeling males have in their fathers' silence or absence—sometimes literal, yet specifically emotional and religious. Why is that this feeling so profound within the lives of the postwar "baby boom" generation—men who're now imminent center age? simply because, he says, this iteration marks a serious part within the lack of the masculine initiation rituals that previously ensured a boy's passage into manhood. In his attractive exam of the various alternative ways this lacking hyperlink manifests in men's lives, Corneau indicates that, for males this present day, regaining the basic "second birth" into manhood lies in gaining the power to be a father to themselves—not merely as a way of therapeutic mental soreness, yet as an important step within the means of turning into complete.

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22 Darwin had previously tried to "fit" or "map" his data on a more or less linear time-line. With the image of the tree, he was able to imagine a much more complex set of relationships among his data.

Erdelyi, James W. Fernandez, and Howard M. Spiro for their supportive and thoughtful feedback at that time. Intermediate versions were presented before the Western Psychological Association in April 1983 and before the American Psychological Association in August 1984. The latter occasion was my presidential address before the AP A's Division of the History of Psychology. I thank all of those who listened patiently and responded critically. I am also grateful to the other contributors to this volume, who have provided support, feedback, and stimulation, and to the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences for permission to use portions of an article of mine (1987).

By Skinner, 1931). Of course, not all post-Cartesian mechanists tried to physiologize psychology or to translate associationism into a behavioristic psychology (see Rachlin, 1970, chap. 1). Some remained steadfast mentalists, even though they were committed to the notion that mental phenomena are products of mechanical processes. " I need not remind most readers that "mental mechanics" is now a mainstay of twentieth-century cognitive psychology. Indeed, if there were any utility in attaching such metaphoric labels, I would suggest that Herbart was the "great-grandfather" of contemporary information-processing approaches to the mind.

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