From Group Relations to the Social Dreaming Matrix

  • Julian Manley
Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial book series (STIP)


Before discussing the Deleuzian approach to social dreaming formulated in the previous chapter, this chapter discusses the origins of the social dreaming project in ideas that have their roots in the work of Bion, Bollas and Winnicott. The inventor or ‘discoverer’ of social dreaming, Gordon Lawrence, developed social dreaming while immersed in the world of the Tavistock and group relations and social dreaming emerged both from and as a reaction against that world.


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  • Julian Manley
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  1. 1.University of Central LancashirePrestonUK

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