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Hartman, J.J. (1992). The Psychoanalytic Study of Society. XIV. 1989: The False Face: Observations on the Reactions to Maskers and Strangers. Werner Muensterberger. Pp. 261-279.. Psychoanal Q., 61:677.
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(1992). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 61:677

The Psychoanalytic Study of Society. XIV. 1989: The False Face: Observations on the Reactions to Maskers and Strangers. Werner Muensterberger. Pp. 261-279.

John J. Hartman

Muensterberger discusses the affective experience of intimidation of the spectator who meets a person wearing a "false face." He employs field research, clinical data, and child observation to back his assertion that an experience of acute disorientation, folie du doute, occurs when encountering a masker. Data from tribal traditions and legends, field observation in Bali, and observation of Western children suggest the connection between reactions to masking and stranger anxiety in infancy.


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Hartman, J.J. (1992). The Psychoanalytic Study of Society. XIV. 1989. Psychoanal. Q., 61:677

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