Green deplores the absence of sexuality and the erotic from current psychoanalytic theory and practice. Instead, he demonstrates how human sexuality forms an â€˜erotic chainâ€™. The work of analysis, he argues, consists in following the dynamic movements of the erotic process, by ascertaining its links with other aspects of the psyche.
Table of Contents
A Note on Texts -- Preface -- Starting from the sexual -- Freudâ€™s coherence -- The sexual invariant and the return of Puritanism -- Eros, front Vienna to London -- The retreat of the sexual and its extreme forms -- Maternal sexuality -- And woman? -- Jouissance according to Lacan and others -- Towards a Metabiology -- On the limit-concept: â€˜a drawer is a push-button in Germanâ€™ 24 -- The thing and the chain -- Returning to origins: translation and drives -- Trieb -- Eros: drives of life or love -- Eros and Psyche -- Representation and the erotic -- Theoretical strategies: dogmatic and genetic perspectives -- Traumas: yesterday and today -- Sexuality in contemporary analysis -- The sexualisation of non-libidinal conflicts -- Bisexuality and homosexualit(ies) -- A note on paedophilia -- Another translation -- Biosexuality -- The language of sex -- Cultural variations -- The double alterity -- Pause -- The chains of Eros -- Outline