Everyone has had some experience of early childhood remembering: remembering an otherness not to be explained by family experiences, stories heard, events witnessed. Why is it that we are born remembering, and live forgetting?” How can we remember? The author writes, “I hope to learn how to weave the golden threads of solitude into the warp and woof of family and community living.”
About the Author(s)
Elise Boulding (1920- ) received her doctorate from the University of Michigan at age 49. By then she was a well-known sociologist who had helped define the field of peace studies. Shortly afterwards she began teaching at the University of Colorado, and from there she moved on to Dartmouth where she launched the Peace and Conflict Studies program.
Elise Boulding joined the Religious Society of Friends in the same year that she married Kenneth Boulding – 1941. She gave the William Penn Lecture, “The Joy That Is Set Before Us” in 1956. Meanwhile, the five Boulding children were growing up, and these family experiences inspired Children and Solitude (1963), Born Remembering (1975), and The Family as a Way into the Future (1978), all published by Pendle Hill Publications. The junction between peace research and the study of family life has informed much of her work.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #200