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The Fabric of Affect in the Psychoanalytic Discourse

ISBN 9780415115254
Published October 1, 1999 by Routledge
395 Pages

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Book Description

The Fabric of Affect in the Psychoanalytic Discourse is a seminal work on one of the most neglected topics in psychoanalysis, that of affect. Originally published in French as Le Discours Vivant, and by one of the most distinguished living analysts, the book is structured in three parts:

  • Affect within psychoanalytic literature
  • Clinical practice of psychoanalysis: structure and process
  • Theoretical study: affect, language and discourse; negative hallucination

Written in a clear, lucid style, connecting theory to both culture and clinical practice, this book will appeal to psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, and also to those involved in cultural studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: Affect in the Psychoanalytic Literature. Affect in Freud's Work. An Overall View of the Psychoanalytic Literature Since Freud. Part II: Clinical Practice in Psychoanalysis: Structures and Processes. Affect in Clinical Structures. Affect, the Psychoanalytic Process and the Oedipus Complex. Part III: Theoretical Study: Affect, Language and Discourse: Negative Hallucination. Affect and the Two Topographical Models. Draft for a Theoretical Model: The Process. Conclusion.

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"This book is a testament to André Green's passionate search for the truth in Freud's unanswered questions about affect." - Henri F. Smith, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 82 (3), 2001