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Psychoanalysis and Severe Handicap

The Hand in the Cap, 1st Edition

By Angelo Villa


196 pages

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The book Psychoanalysis and Severe Handicap: The Hand in the Cap introduces an original look at handicap, a look aiming at capturing the subjectivity, no matter how weak or uncertain it may be, of the ill Other. In this light the work of operators can become an invaluable support to the creation of the self, a crucial help to self-narration, and a valid contribution to making one's way through the entangled intricacies of language. The text falls into six chapters, which elegantly and accurately lead us into the core of the problem tackled. Focusing on the difficulties implied by the recognition of the ill Other and the acceptance of the otherness, the author attacks those cultural policies which set autonomy and integration as absolute objectives to be achieved in the work on handicap. Instead, the author highlights the need of a path aiming at the structuring of the individuality of the disabled and at the molding of their subjectivity, starting from the subject's peculiarities.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Italian Edition , Preface to the English Translation: Come to me with your cap in your hands , Chapter One , Chapter Two , Chapter Three , Chapter Four , Chapter Five , Chapter Six

About the Author

Angelo Villa

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health