Time, Space and Phantasy - New Library of Psychoanalysis (Hardback)Rosine Jozef Perelberg (author)
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Time, Space, and Phantasy examines the connections between time, space, phantasy and sexuality in clinical practice. It explores the subtleties of the encounter between patient and analyst, addressing how aspects of the patient's unconscious past are actualised in the present, producing new meanings that can be re-translated to the past.
Perelberg's analysis of Freud's Multi-dimensional model of temporality suggests that he always viewed the constitution of the individual as non-linear. In Freud's formulations, the individual is decentred and ruled by different temporalities, most of which escape their consciousness. Perelberg identifies the similarities between this and Einstein's theory of relativity which states that rather than being absolute, time depends on the relative position and speed of the observing individual suggesting that rather than being a reality, time is an abstraction, connecting objects and events.
Throughout this text, Perelberg draws together connections between time, mental space, and phantasy showing how time is constantly reshaped in the light of new events and experiences. This book will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychologists, and social workers.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"Overall, Time, Space and Phantasy is a rich and thought-provoking book that skillfully weaves metapsychological and clinical material into a challenging Freudian meditation on temporality and its role in invalidating any simplistic notions of linear causality in human experience. It forces us to critically consider what we know as practitioner-researchers, how we know what we claim to, and what the limits to this knowledge are." - Gavin Ivey, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in South Africa, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2008
"Time, Space and Phantasy is a tour de force of psychoanalytic and anthropological scholarship and clinical acumen. I highly recommend it to all those who want to deepen their understanding of the theory and practice of psychoanalysis." - Donald Campbell, Past President of the British Psychoanalytical Society, UK
"This is a deeply intelligent and original book yet written in a clear and simple style which avoids jargon. ... This exceptional book has many remarkable clinical illustrations and closes with a beautiful chapter, written with Bella Jozef... followed by thoughts on creativity in psychoanalytical research." - Marilia Aisenstein, Past President of the Societe Psychanalytique de Paris, France
"The breadth of Rosine Perelberg's anthropological and cultural background makes her one of the most interesting voices in analytic writing today." - Michael Parsons, Training Analyst, Fellow of the British Institute of Psycho-Analysis, UK
"This is an exceptional volume that establishes lines of communication between colleagues from countries that are marked by different traditions. Through this, Rosine Perelberg makes her own original and creative contribution to psychoanalysis." - From the Preface by Andre Green, Past President of the Societe Psychanalytique de Paris; International Psychoanalytic Association Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award