The double bind (Gregory Bateson, slightly expanded):

(1) Do X.
(2) Do not-X.
(3) Internalize the command to do both, and expect censure for failure.
(4) Repress all this, and despise anyone who reminds you of it.
(5) Idealize the command-giver.




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Teaching Critical Theory to Undergraduate English Majors

Double binds of translation:

  1. Source vs. Target
  2. Creator vs. Channeler
  3. Love vs. Money
  4. Love vs. Structure
  5. Knowledge vs. Intuition
  6. Norms vs. Freedom
  7. Human vs. Machine
  8. Nationalist vs. Migrant


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