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In the Traces of our Name
The Influence of Given Names in Life





ISBN 9781780490274
Published December 31, 2011 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

This book emphasizes the influence of the name given at birth in terms of the construction of subjectivity. It offers the reader a fascinating journey through the meanders of culture, literary quotations, stories heard, and a difficult journey through the pain and horror of certain realities.

Table of Contents

Psychoanalytic Ideas and Applications Series -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Why do we name? -- Some historical and cultural considerations with regard to naming -- The meaning of names in different cultures -- Naming in the Old Testament -- Giving a name: is it imperative to name a newborn child? -- From the name's determining force to its signifying force -- Freud and names -- The name in literature -- State terrorism in Argentina and children seized by the military power (1976–1983) -- The given name in psychoanalytical clinical work

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