Well, Naomi Aldort is pretty darn controversial too, IMO, but I'd be willing to read anything. I may just stay quieter on those threads than on others!
Sara, I'll add it to the list. That's a dense read, though certainly interesting! J, while I didn't exactly enjoy reading it, I found its extreme-ness motivating. From an anthropological perspective it had some good ideas, difficult to integrate into modern culture, but again, motivating. For example, after reading it, a group of like-minded mamas and I formed time exchange groups where we helped each other out by working together much like a tribe would. I think it has some great things to discuss. If we don't want to read the entire thing, I have have interesting excerpts scanned into my computer that I could distribute for discussion.
Sure I can see that. I am just wary of taking it as Truth considering she makes broad generalizations based on a small population, and she has no training in either anthropology or psychology so her conclusions are tenuous at best. I am not saying there aren't good ideas in the book, just that it should be read critically
I would be super interested in reading Continuum Concept critically. I was having difficulties with it when I read it (a lot of what you said, J) and I stopped reading it partway through. But I did find it interesting, but I feel like it NEEDS to be discussed. Especially if we have people that DO have anthropology or psychology backgrounds.