CHAPTER 17
Mentoring in the Movies: A Two-Way Street
Georgia Hunsinger
Screen Shot 17.2, Robin Williams as Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting (1997).
We live in a world that is constantly evolving. With new
technological advancements comes a new outlook on many other
components of everyday life. In an ethnographic study done on
mentorship by K. Philip and Leo B. Hendry, there is discussion of the
fragmentation we are experiencing of our traditional structures of
education, family, and work, and they point out the effects this has on
social organization. It has been discovered that mentoring has
developed as a response to the lack of modern guidance in the places
where it once was found, such as family interactions. As a result, it is
increasingly difficult for the younger generation to find stability and
success in personal relationships, to make effective decisions at work,
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