Destructiveness, Intersubjectivity and Trauma: The Identity Crisis of Modern Psychoanalysis, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Destructiveness, Intersubjectivity and Trauma

The Identity Crisis of Modern Psychoanalysis, 1st Edition

By Werner Bohleber


272 pages

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'At last we have a book that provides a comprehensive overview and assessment of the intersubjective turn in psychoanalysis, showing its logical and clinical limitations and exploring its social and cultural determinants. Bohleber emphasizes the clinical importance of real traumatic experience along with the analysis of the transference as he reviews and broadens psychoanalytic theories of memory in relation to advances in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Psychoanalytic ideas on personality, adolescence and identity are re-thought and updated. Bohleber brilliantly presents a unique understanding of malignant narcissism and prejudice in relation to European anti-Semitism and to contemporary religiously inspired terrorist violence.'- Cyril Levitt, Dr Phil, Professor and former Chair Department of Sociology, McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario. Psychoanalyst in private practice, Toronto, Ontario

Table of Contents

Foreword , Introduction , The Intersubjective Paradigm in Psychoanalysis and Late Modernity , Intersubjectivity without a subject? Intersubjective theories and the Other , From surgeon to team-player: the transformation of guiding metaphors for the analytic relationship within clinical theory , Psychoanalytic theories of personality, adolescence, and the problem of identity in late modernity , Trauma, Memory, and Historical Context , The development of trauma theory in psychoanalysis , Remembrance, trauma, and collective memory: the battle for memory in psychoanalysis , Traumatic memories, dissociative states, and reconstruction , Psychoanalysis of Ideological Destructivity , Purity, unity, violence: unconscious determinants of anti-Semitism in Germany , Ideality and destructiveness: towards a psychodynamics of fundamentalist terrorist violence

About the Author

Werner Bohleber

About the Series

The Developments in Psychoanalysis Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health