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Culture, Mind, and Society

Dreaming Culture

Meanings, Models, and Power in U.S. American Dreams

Authors: Mageo, J.

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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.

About the authors

Jeannette Mageo is Professor in the Anthropology Department at Washington State University, USA. She is author of Theorizing Self in Samoa: Emotions, Genders and Sexualities (1998) and Dreaming Culture: Meanings, Models, and Power in U.S. American Dreams (2011). She has published many articles and edited numerous volumes in psychological anthropology and Pacific ethnography.

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"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


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Dreaming Cultural Models

    Mageo, Jeannette Marie

    Pages 1-22

  • Narrative Spectrums and Dreaming the U.S. American Family

    Mageo, Jeannette Marie

    Pages 23-57

  • Cultural Complexes and Boyfriend/Girlfriend Dreams

    Mageo, Jeannette Marie

    Pages 59-91

  • Holographic Dreaming and “Moving On” in the U.S.A.

    Mageo, Jeannette Marie

    Pages 93-122

  • U.S. Traveling Self-Models

    Mageo, Jeannette Marie

    Pages 123-159

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dreaming Culture
Book Subtitle
Meanings, Models, and Power in U.S. American Dreams
Authors
Series Title
Culture, Mind, and Society
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-33971-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230339712
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-33735-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34087-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 215
Topics