Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies

Series edited by Jon Mills

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1571-4977
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Joel Pearl

In A Question of Time, Joel Pearl offers a new reading of the foundations of psychoanalytic thought, indicating the presence of an essential lacuna that has been integral to psychoanalysis since its inception. Pearl returns to the moment in which psychoanalysis was born, demonstrating how Freud...
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Volume: 
19
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Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042036420
Publication date: 
January 2013

Antoine Mooij

Psychiatry or psychopathology finds itself in a state of imbalance. The reason: the impossibility to unite biological and psychological factors. Effectively, this leads to the psychic reality being largely ignored. And yet psychiatry as a human science will have to acknowledge the psychic reality...
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Volume: 
18
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042035966
Publication date: 
January 2012

Robert Waska

This book explores the theoretical and technical aspects of Modern Kleinian Therapy with borderline, narcissistic, and psychotic patients who are in great psychological conflict and who struggle to find stable footing in the relational world. These are the patients who are most taxing and...
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Volume: 
17
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042035744
Publication date: 
January 2012

Karen Rodríguez

This book psychoanalyzes a small Mexican city to figure out how the city makes sense of both herself and her many Others in the face of constant change. It puts the city on the couch and works through her past and present relationships, analyzing issues surrounding sexuality, the compulsion to...
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Volume: 
16
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Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042035072
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January 2012

Harvey Giesbrecht and Charles Levin

This book proposes a new approach to the problem of aesthetic experience in Western culture. Noting how art world phenomena evoke conventional psychoanalytic speculations about narcissism, the authors turn the tables and “apply” aesthetic questions and concerns to psychoanalytic...
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Volume: 
15
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042035010
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January 2012

Patrick B. Kavanaugh

This collection of short stories and essays call into question the medical-scientific narrative, its understandings of psychoanalysis and madness, and the identity, purpose and ethics that flow from and sustain its narrative. These stories are gathered from meetings with people on in-patient...
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Volume: 
14
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042034877
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January 2012

Luigi Longhin

Society and contemporary culture unquestionably assign much importance to the search for quality. So can this kind of research include the mind? In his analysis, Luigi Longhin examines the causes of mental illness and psychic-mental suffering, the notions of individuality, social violence, and...
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Volume: 
13
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042034853
Publication date: 
January 2012

Richard Askay and Jensen Farquhar

This text is an innovative exploration of philosophy and madness in the context of the critical engagement of Heidegger’s phenomenological ontology with Freudian psychoanalysis. Included is a play in which, after a mental breakdown, Martin Heidegger undergoes psychoanalytic treatment from...
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Volume: 
12
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Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042034266
Publication date: 
January 2011

Dan Merkur

Little discussed by psychoanalysts and almost unknown outside the profession, a small but distinguished group of psychoanalysts were or are mystics: Otto Rank, Erich Fromm, Marion Milner, D. W. Winnicott, Heinz Kohut, Hans W. Loewald, Wilfred R. Bion, James S. Grotstein, Neville Symington, and...
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Volume: 
11
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042028593
Publication date: 
January 2010

Fausta Ferraro and Alessandro Garella

Ever since Analysis Terminable and Interminable, the termination of therapy has placed the clinical and metapsychological levels of psychoanalytic thought in a dialectical tension. The rereading proposed by the authors situates Freud and Ferenczi as two poles of a debate which is still ongoing:...
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Volume: 
10
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042026254
Publication date: 
January 2009

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