1st Edition

Psychoanalysis, Identity, and the Internet
Explorations into Cyberspace

ISBN 9781782204312
Published September 19, 2016 by Routledge
268 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

This book is comprehensive and profound, concrete and symbolic, a Herculean integration of the technical and the psychoanalytic. It explains technology and definitions of cyberspace, virtual reality, and social media, and presents the view that technology is a destructive force in psychoanalysis.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface -- FOREWORD -- Introduction -- Cyberspace, Cybernetics, and Society -- Cyberspace: the metaphor of metaphors -- From Prometheus to Big Brother: a prosthetic god, truly magnificent -- Exploring the subtle mental boundary between the real and the virtual -- Identity in Cyberspace -- Identity work in the time of cyberspace -- Cyberghosts from the depths -- Virtual Space and Clinical Psychoanalysis -- "Lorenzo": psychotic addiction to video games -- "On my days off, I'm an elf": psychic pain and resolution in cyberspace -- Epistemophily—epistemopathy: use of the internet between normality and disease

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