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Um, complimentary schismogensis doesn't have to be between men and women. It can result when any two people don't share a cultural component to a communication. I'm going to edit the article to take that into account, and feel free to revert it if you wish -- Blain
Is it worth mentionning, sociololinguist, Deborah Tannen's adaptation of Bateson's "complementary schismogenesis?" She applies the term to conversations in that "each one's reaction to the other results in increasingly exaggerated forms of the opposing behavior."
Unsigned, but yes, it is. This page should also be brought under the purview of the Linguistics project. Irbisgreif (talk) 09:48, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
We need a reference to Bateson's original use of the word from the 1930s. Was it in Naven? And I found several references to Steven Feld. I presume the 1994 is the official version, but I'll just make a note of the others here. --RichardVeryard 14:17, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
(1992) From Schizophonia to Schismogenesis. Working Papers and Proceedings of the Center for Psychosocial Studies, Number 53.
(1994) Feld, Steven. 1994. "From Schizophonia to Schismogenesis..." In Music Grooves, edited by Charles Keil and Steven Feld, 257-289. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
(1995) From Schizophonia to Schismogenesis: The Discourses and Practices of World Music and World Beat, in George Marcus and Fred Myers, eds., The Traffice in Culture. Los Angeles: University of California Press, pp. 96-126