double bind

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(psychology) an unresolvable dilemma

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For example, I experienced the sort of double bind where my own White privilege shielded me from knowing anything about the concept for all of my childhood and part of my adult life.
Parry-Giles expertly articulates the double bind experienced by women in politics--a condition that persists years after Clinton was first judged as too "front and center" (p.
At the close of Fantasia, she gives us the best metaphor for the double bind of Francophony: her father's traditional decision to marry her off, as a child bride, to the French language.
Bordo's exploration of the double bind of masculinity provides a useful tool for analyzing cases of DD, as men in DD relationships find themselves in a double bind, negotiating the tension between punishing a submissive wife and knowing when to comfort her.
What really matters is not the double bind as a theory but a method.
Im Grunde wird das eingangs erwahnte Double Bind durch ein ganzes Bundel sozialer Krafte hervorgebracht, die alle in den Blick genommen werden mussen, um die Dramatik der Situation zu verstehen.
And, Rhimes should not feel compelled to address these issues on the show or force the fictional protagonist to struggle with the double bind.
To start, Sedgwick describes the hermeneutics of suspicion as itself constituting a double bind in that, while its imperative is to attain maximum critical force, the very injunction to always be suspicious ('you can never be paranoid enough') ironically reduces criticality and responsiveness to unpredictability and change by legislating paranoia as an a priori requirement.
Acknowledgement that what survives us is nevertheless subject as we are to the negative, destructive force of time is part of the sobering recognition brought about by the double bind of chronolibido.
Hagglund's reading of "On Transience" argues that Freud's essay testifies to the double bind of desire (between chronophilia and chronophobia) in the general theory of chronolibido, which then enables him to contest both Freud and Lacan's theories of the death drive on the basis of that bind.
Valente demonstrates how the legend of Cuchulain provided Revivalists with an indigenous myth of Irish manliness, but one that once again manifested itself in a double bind.
They provide an introductory essay, which is followed by 14 contributions on various perspectives on religious interests in the European workplace, the legal reasoning of the European Court of Human Rights, racial and religious discrimination in recruitment, and religion and sex equality in the workplace as a double bind for the European Court of Justice, among other topics.
Care in general, I argue, depends on such a double bind.
A double bind in which the Irish were bound, within the confines of empire, to the ethos of manliness yet debarred from its "natural" condition as an ethnic prerogative, led to a condition of psychomachia that prevailed throughout the history of Irish nationalism and anti-colonial resistance and marked Irish men as unmanly and subordinate to the English.
The second double bind is Silence/Shame: "women are condemned for something they are forbidden to do" (ibid 17).