This presentation is a review of a qualitative study of eighteen women who were in a women’s residential correctional facility. Bowen family systems theory was used as the theoretical base for designing interviews of the women. Bowen family systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems theory to describe its complex interactions. Family and personal information gathered at the time of the initial interviews was reviewed ten years later to look for similarities/differences in functioning between those with and without subsequent legal charges. The results were reported in ‘Family Systems Forum,’ a publication of the Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family in Houston, Texas.
We are starting a new book, Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery (2013), by Rupert Sheldrake. This book was originally published in Great Britain in 2012 under the title, The Science Delusion. For the 11th we'll read through chapter 3. It can be had for under $15 in paperback and for about $12 as an ebook.
Docent Bob Brusic will lead a tour of a dozen or so paintings featuring women, either as subject or artist, in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The tour will begin on the museum's first floor at 7 pm and will last about an hour.
We will start reading Midnight's Furies: the Deadly Legacy of India's Partition (2015) by Nisid Hajari. This book, selected as one of the books of the year by NPR, is available in paperback for less than $15 (Amazon has it listed for $6.50) and as an ebook for $10. We will discuss the first half of the book (through chapter 5) on the 18th. While reading it will probably not put one in a good mood, it should shed some light on Pakistan today and the current difficulties the U.S. has in dealing with it. Should be some fun reading. Bonne lecture.