1st Edition

The Geography of Meanings
Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Place, Space, Land, and Dislocation

ISBN 9781905888030
Published December 31, 2007 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

This book is a collection of "stories", and just as the Stories of the Dreaming act as a container of experiences for the indigenous people, it attempts to be a container for experiences that had not had enough exposure in psychoanalytic literature.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Prologue -- Introduction -- Space -- Human space, psychic space, analytic space, geopolitical space -- Place, time, and land -- Unsettling the settler: history, culture, race, and the Australian self -- The Australian patient: traumatic pasts and the work of history -- Lost children -- Coming to terms with the country: some incidents on first meeting Aboriginal locations and Aboriginal thoughts -- Creating mental space: assimilating recovered Maori self-representations -- Dislocation -- The trauma of geographical dislocation: leaving, arriving, mourning, and becoming -- The clinical discovery of time and place -- Epilogue

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