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The Oedipus Complex
Solutions or Resolutions?

ISBN 9781782202950
Published November 12, 2015 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

This book focuses upon theories of the Oedipus complex beginning with the theory that Freud gradually developed, starting with his recognition that it is "an integral constituent of the neuroses". It explores the main theories of the Oedipus complex in accessible languages.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Theory -- The legend of Oedipus -- Freud’s theory of the Oedipus complex -- Kleinian theory of the Oedipus situation -- A feminist approach to the Oedipus complex -- Bowlby’s attachment theory -- A new hypothesis: the correlation between attachment theory and the Oedipus complex -- Case Studies -- Milo: “Getting my own back!” -- Frank: a transference re-enactment -- Vivienne: a plethora of transferential figures -- Ian: an unexpected visitor -- Allan: “She is just so beautiful!” -- Ava: “wrecked by success” -- Discussion

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