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1st Edition

A Modern Reader

ISBN 9780415952460
Published November 30, 2005 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

This long-awaited text makes accessible the ideas of one of the most important thinkers of our time, as well as indicating how Freud's theories are put into clinical practice today. The collection of papers has been written by some of the most eminent psychoanalysts, who have made original contributions to the field. Each chapter introduces one of Freud's key ideas, and links it to contemporary thinking in psychoanalysis. The book combines a deep understanding of Freud's work with some of the most modern debates surrounding it. The book will be of great value across a wide spectrum of courses in psychoanalysis, as well as to scholars interested in psychoanalytic ideas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Contributors. Introduction, Rosine Jozef Perelberg. Part I: The Early Phase. Anna O: The First Case, Revisited and Revised, Ronald Britton. Part II: The Second Phase: The Birth of Psychoanalysis. Dora. Fragment of an Analysis of Hysteria, Monique Cournut-Janin. The Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-year-old Boy, Jane Temperley.  On Narcissism, Rosine Jozef Perelberg. Part III: Metapsychology. Clinical Observation, Theoretical Construction, Metapsychological Thought, Jean-Claude Rolland. The Unconscious, Luiz Eduardo Prado de Oliveira. The Wound, the Bow and the Shadow of the Object: Notes on Freud's 'Mourning and Melancholia', Ignes Sodre. Beyond the Pleasure Principle, Gilbert Diatkine. Part IV: The Structural Model of the Mind. Towards the Structural Model of the Mind, Margaret Tonnesmann. Part V: Some Further Clinical Cases. Notes Upon a Case of Obsessional Neurosis, Paul Williams. Gaze, Dominance and Humiliation in the Schreber Case, John Steiner. Unconscious Phantasy and Apres-coup: 'From the History of an Infantile Neurosis' (the Wolf Man), Rosine Jozef Perelberg. Clinical and Metapsychological Reflections on 'A Child is Being Beaten', Catherine Chabert. The Psychogenesis of a Case of Female Homosexuality, Susan Budd. Part VI: Later Papers. Negation, Andre Green. Splitting of the Ego in the Process of Defense, Donald Campbell. Index.

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'For decades students of Freud have struggled to grasp the evolution of his ideas and their place in contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice. Rosine Perelberg's new volume responds to that struggle with a masterful reader's guide that places Freud's thinking in its historical context and that breathes life into some of his most arcane metaphysical concepts. Moreover, the book also sheds light on cross-cultural currents in psychoanalysis as it is practiced today by drawing equally from French and British authors. This impressive piece of work will be ideal for teachers of Freud in the academy and in psychoanalytic institutes, but it will be of equal value to experienced analysts who wish to plumb the depths of Freud and his contribution.' - Glen O. Gabbard, Brown Foundation Chair of Psychoanalysis and Professor of Psychoanalysis and Professor of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, USA; Joint Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Psychoanalysis

'Rosine Perelberg has invited an impressive list of British and French psychoanalysts to contribute to this contemporary Freud reader, thus establishing an important and productive dialogue between two different psychoanalytic traditions. Perelberg's excellent introduction is a tour de force that organizes Freud's thinking in an original way around central themes and conceptual frameworks. The book is an enlightening guide that will help students and professionals alike to rediscover the Freudian texts. A very useful and welcome companion to Freud's work.' - Gregorio Kohon, Training and Supervising Analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society, London