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Relating in the Soldiers’ Matrix, Civilians at war
Journal Title: GRUPPI 
Author/s: Robi Friedman 
Year:  2016 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 26-35 FullText PDF:  147 KB
DOI:  10.3280/GRU2016-002003
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The Matrix is the whole of the Culture and "social" in a group and Society. The Soldiers’ Matrix is a perspective on Society’s influence on the individual. Powerful identifications in times of annihilation anxieties and hopes for Glory result in complex societal figurations which may be called "Soldiers’ Matrix". Everybody in the matrix becomes a soldier, and the identity or the "Habitus" of the society is influenced by the unconscious Selfless aspects of soldiership. In the Soldiers’ Matrix, citizens are meant to hand themselves over to Society, surrender their Minds as well as their bodies. Men should clearly become some kind of soldiers, women clearly by forgetting their own personal development in favor of pregnancy and if possible motherhood of soldiers. The Group Analytic Large Group provides a space where on the one hand the "social Self" is active and on the other hand it is the only possible space to work on the strong social feelings: annihilation anxieties, hopes for Glory, de-identification and separation from your own Matrix and. It promotes the best possibilities to practice containment of conflicts and coping with massive authority and other significant processes.
Keywords: Soldiers’s Matrix, Society, Group analysis, Relation disorders, Sandwich model, Large Group

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Robi Friedman, Relating in the Soldiers’ Matrix, Civilians at war in "GRUPPI" 2/2016, pp. 26-35, DOI:10.3280/GRU2016-002003

   

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