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What is a Child?
Childhood, Psychoanalysis, and Discourse

ISBN 9781780490557
Published September 25, 2014 by Routledge
250 Pages

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Book Description

This book unravels the different notions of time and history that are implicit in the history of child psychoanalysis and in the clinical approach to childhood. It is based, in part, on topics that have been addressed in the seminar Psychoanalysis and the Child.

Table of Contents

Appreciation -- Introduction -- The Child and the Infantile: History and Time -- The child: between history and structure -- A change of discourse: Freud’s abandonment of the seduction hypothesis -- The fantasm: a transformational formula -- Psychoanalysis As a Child and Its Protagonists -- The illegitimate beginnings of the field of psychoanalysis of the child -- The place of the parents: “the child does not come of his own accord” -- The leaking tap: the symptom of the child -- Discourses on Childhood -- The ages of the child -- The upbringing of the child: between nature and culture -- Condillac’s statue: from the sentiment of childhood to the sensuality of the child -- A new discourse: the child as sexual subject -- The Child and the Subject -- From the razing of the child to the advent of the subject -- Epilogue

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