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Editor' introduction: points of view

Editor' introduction: points of view EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION: POINTS OF VIEW Two papers are presented in the film and theater section of this issue of the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies. The first, “Eyes Wide Open,” authored by Ian Miller PhD, assisted by his two children, discusses violence from three perspectives: those of a man, an 8-year-old girl, and an 11year-old boy. Addressing media and film violence, the three discuss why an image might be considered violent to a latency-aged girl and not to a boy on the cusp of adolescence. And then why an image might be considered violent to both children but not to their father. The paper addresses the issue of control and then the question, “What is violence?” And the answer they discover is almost always, “It depends.” Clearly, one of the things it depends on is the age of the person exposed to the image. Although that is not a new finding, the voice and path of the child in coming to what we adults know, are what makes their process of discovery worth our attention. The second paper, “The View from Babel” by Richard Brockman, is a review of the play “Take Me Out.” The play is about homosexuality and professional baseball; about communication in the melting pot, about perspective. How you talk to someone depends very much not only on what you have to say but on what the other is able to understand. It is about a confusion of tongues, a confusion that makes America, as well as psychotherapy, such an interesting place. Two papers, then, about perspective. The Editor welcomes comments, suggestions, and contributions. Richard Brockman MD 15 West 81st Street New York NY 10024-6022 USA rb37@columbia.edu http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies Wiley

Editor' introduction: points of view

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Whurr Publishers Ltd.
ISSN
1742-3341
eISSN
1556-9187
DOI
10.1002/aps.87
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Abstract

EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION: POINTS OF VIEW Two papers are presented in the film and theater section of this issue of the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies. The first, “Eyes Wide Open,” authored by Ian Miller PhD, assisted by his two children, discusses violence from three perspectives: those of a man, an 8-year-old girl, and an 11year-old boy. Addressing media and film violence, the three discuss why an image might be considered violent to a latency-aged girl and not to a boy on the cusp of adolescence. And then why an image might be considered violent to both children but not to their father. The paper addresses the issue of control and then the question, “What is violence?” And the answer they discover is almost always, “It depends.” Clearly, one of the things it depends on is the age of the person exposed to the image. Although that is not a new finding, the voice and path of the child in coming to what we adults know, are what makes their process of discovery worth our attention. The second paper, “The View from Babel” by Richard Brockman, is a review of the play “Take Me Out.” The play is about homosexuality and professional baseball; about communication in the melting pot, about perspective. How you talk to someone depends very much not only on what you have to say but on what the other is able to understand. It is about a confusion of tongues, a confusion that makes America, as well as psychotherapy, such an interesting place. Two papers, then, about perspective. The Editor welcomes comments, suggestions, and contributions. Richard Brockman MD 15 West 81st Street New York NY 10024-6022 USA rb37@columbia.edu

Journal

International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic StudiesWiley

Published: Nov 1, 2004

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