This new collection of essays by distinguished international scholars and clinicians will revolutionize your understanding of madness. Essential for those on both sides of the couch eager to make sense of the plethora of theories about madness available today, Lacan on Madness: Madness, Yes You Can't provides compelling and original perspectives following the work of Jacques Lacan.
Patricia Gherovici and Manya Steinkoler suggest new ways of working with phenomena often considered impermeable to clinical intervention or discarded as meaningless. This book offers a fresh view on a wide variety of manifestations and presentations of madness, featuring clinical case studies, new theoretical developments in psychosis, and critical appraisal of artistic expressions of insanity.
Lacan on Madness uncovers the logics of insanity while opening new possibilities of treatment and cure. Intervening in current debates about normalcy and pathology, causation and prognosis, the authors propose effective modalities of treatment, and challenge popular ideas of what constitutes a cure offering a reassessment of the positive and creative potential of madness. Gherovici and Steinkoler's book makes Lacanian ideas accessible by showing how they are both clinically and critically useful. It is invaluable reading for psychoanalysts, clinicians, academics, graduate students, and lay persons.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 23 mm
"A fascinating collection of essays on the ever-crucial topic of madness in civilization and in the consulting room. The authors here serve us up a fine antidote to the thinking behind the DSM-V." - Bruce Fink, practicing Lacanian psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. He is a member of the Ecole de la Cause freudienne in Paris and an affiliated member of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center.
"In editing Lacan on Madness: Madness, Yes You Can't (Routledge, 2015) Gherovici and Steinkoler consciously employ the non-nosological, capacious - one might even say literary - term "madness" to resist normative and abjecting approaches to the insane and think in novel and flexible ways about both psychosis and neurosis... the contributors and editors of Lacan on Madness provide varied, paradoxical, and inspiring answers." - Anna Fishzon for New Books in Psychoanalysis
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