By Jeannette Marie Mageo
Drawing upon unique fieldwork, cultural thought, and mental study, Dreaming and the Self bargains new techniques to the self—particularly to subjectivity, identification, and emotion. via an research of goals in a number of cultures, the individuals discover how humans as topics really adventure cultural existence, how they forge identities out in their cultural and old stories, how the cultural and historic worlds during which they stay form even their physically behavior and responses, and the way the individual as agent responds to and imaginatively recreates his or her tradition. those essays display that desires mirror tellingly on subject matters of serious forex in anthropology, corresponding to how humans in my view deal with postcolonialism, transnationalism, and migration. real desires are tested, together with desires of Samoan teenagers approximately race; of a Haitian priestess approximately vodou deities; of a Pakistani approximately non secular lecturers; of psychoanalytic consumers in l. a. and San Diego approximately automobiles, witches, and intercourse; and of a tender Balinese mom a few ignored puppy.
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Right when the monster was about to reach the back of my shoulder, my grandmother opened the door. I found myself face first in front of my grandmother’s feet. . I told her about the monster. . She said, “What monster? I don’t see any monster. . ” I call this dreamer Fefe. Fefe role-played a dialogue between himself and the monster. The monster said, “I might as well eat you. ” Just as my other students had stressed that their elders did care despite appearances, at first Fefe rejoined, “No, Monster, you’re wrong.
Hollan’s Los Angelian client, Steve (chapter 4), inhabits a cultural world that expects him to be autonomous and dreams of his overbearing parents, with whom he is entangled in a symbiotic relationship. Stephen’s Balinese housekeeper (chapter 6) inhabits a cultural world that freights her with extensive care responsibilities and dreams of neglecting to feed a pampered dog. My Samoan student, Penina (chapter 5), inhabits a cultural world that expects her to render obedience in accord with her position in her social group, but dreams _____________ *This quote is from an e-mail from Bert States to me dating from the fall of 2001.
Private” and “personal” can be understood as different registers of dream images: a dream image is a private symbol inasmuch as it relates to deep motivation; it is also a personal symbol inasmuch as it relates to public cultural reality and brings preobjective responses to this reality. Fefe’s case illustrates that family dramas are situated in and shaped by sociocultural worlds, particularly when hypocognized aspects of these worlds are brought into greater play by historical circumstances. Just as personal symbols, the image of the door that slams in Fefe’s face articulates a public symbol that contemporary Samoans understand (indeed, that everyone who lives in cultures with closed doors understands) with monstrously powerful feelings that Fefe ordinarily hides even from himself.
Dreaming and the Self: New Perspectives on Subjectivity, Identity, and Emotion by Jeannette Marie Mageo