Landscapes of the Dark: History, Trauma, Psychoanalysis (Paperback)Jonathan Sklar (author)
Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 31/12/2011
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In this important new collection of essays, Jonathan Sklar argues that the founding tension between Freud's commitment to interpretation and Ferenczi's extra parameter of 'being in the experience' has a central place/key role to play in contemporary psychoanalytic debate, and that this tension can best be understood by returning to the place of trauma in psychoanalysis. Taking this debate into the heart of the clinical setting, a set of extensive, penetrating and often disturbing case studies examine the evocation of the real as early trauma for many patients and its subsequent mental development - a case of schizophrenia, a man with a severe Tic (spasmodic Torticollis), and a neurotic with a somatic resistance to ending a long analysis.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 378 g
Dimensions: 230 x 147 x 15 mm
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