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

Destructiveness, Intersubjectivity and Trauma

The Identity Crisis of Modern Psychoanalysis, 1st Edition

By Werner Bohleber


260 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

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Werner Bohleber

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The Developments in Psychoanalysis Series

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