Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Role Playing

W Ramsay (
Thu, 29 Feb 96 09:05:27 GMT

Gwyneth Daniel writes:

>It seems that Mike Mascolo has moved (perhaps) some way
>from the notion as I would understand it of 'role
>playing'. Isn't the word 'playing' rather central
>to all this? What Mike describes sounds far
>removed from 'play', unless others or he himself
>at times might question how 'authentic' he is
>in being father or whatever.
Agreed. I get the feeling this discussion is confounding role 'playing'
with the idea of reciprocal role relationships. I construe these rather
differently, although I suspect there are overlaps depending on peoples'
circumstances. It might help to expand on both.

Bill Ramsay,
Dept. of Educational Studies,
University of Strathclyde,
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