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Author : Alessandra Lemma
ISBN : 9781317501503
Genre : Psychology
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Sexualities: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives presents a broad selection of contemporary psychoanalytic thinking on sexuality from a wide range of psychoanalytic traditions. Sexuality remains at the heart of much psychoanalytic theory and practice but it is a complex and controversial subject. Edited by Alessandra Lemma and Paul E. Lynch, this volume includes a range of international contributions that examine contemporary issues and trace common themes needed to understand any sexuality, including the basics of sexuality, and the myriad ways in which sexuality is lived. The clinical examples provided here demonstrate contemporary psychoanalytic techniques that uncover meanings that are both fresh and enlightening, and address heterosexuality, homosexuality, gender, and perversion from a psychoanalytic perspective. Divided into four parts, the book includes the following: Historical context Foundational concepts: Contemporary elaborations Homosexuality Perversion revisited Throughout Sexualities: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives the reader will find psychoanalytic wisdom that is transferrable to work with patients of all sexualities, and will see that the essentials of sexuality may be more similar than they are different for homo- and hetero-sexuality. Psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, as well as academics interested in the subjects of psychoanalysis, gender, sexuality, or homosexuality will find this book an invaluable resource. Alessandra Lemma, PhD is Director of the Psychological Therapies Development Unit at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytic Society and Visiting Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London. She is a Consultant Adult Psychotherapist at the Portman Clinic where she specializes in working with transsexuals. She has published extensively on psychoanalysis, the body and trauma. Paul E. Lynch, MD is on the faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. He teaches about psychoanalysis, gender, and sexuality, and has been a popular speaker on issues of homosexuality and psychoanalysis. He is also a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at the Tufts University School of Medicine.


Author : Celia Harding
ISBN : 9781134598953
Genre : Psychology
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According to the popular imagination, psychoanalysis is about men wanting to sleep with their mothers and women wanting penises. Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Perspectives tells a different story about what has happened to sex in psychoanalysis over the past century. In the book, a range of distinguished contributors challenge the view that sexuality is nothing other than historically and culturally determined. Introducing the ideas of sexuality from the viewpoint of a number of theoretical schools, they then go on to offer contemporary psychoanalytic views of * Sexuality in childhood * Female and male sexuality (heterosexual and homosexual) * Sexual perversions Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Perspectives is a comprehensive introduction to the subject, covering its development over the last 100 years, and bringing it up to date for the 21st century. The book will make enlightening and essential reading for both professional and students involved in psychoanalyis, psychotherapy and counselling.

Male Homosexuality

Author : Richard C. Friedman
ISBN : 0300047452
Genre : Psychology
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Discusses gender identity, homosexuality, as arrested development, sexual preference, character pathology, masochism, sexual fantasy, and psychoanalysis

Lust Und Verwundbarkeit

Author : Dagmar Herzog
ISBN : 9783835342156
Genre : Social Science
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Sexualitätsgeschichte als Gesellschaftsgeschichte. Was hat Sexualpolitik mit Vergangenheitsbewältigung zu tun? Welche anderen politischen Positionen werden in gesellschaftlichen Debatten über Sexualität mitverhandelt, und was kann die Sexualgeschichtsschreibung zum besseren Verständnis der europäischen Zeitgeschichte beitragen? An der Schnittstelle von Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte, Holocaustforschung, Religions- und Geschlechtergeschichte zeigt Dagmar Herzog, wie Diskussionen über Sexualität die prägenden ideologischen Kämpfe des 20. und beginnenden 21. Jahrhunderts beeinflussten. Mit einem genauen Sensorium für die methodischen Herausforderungen einer Geschichtsschreibung von Intimität und Körperlichkeit untersucht die amerikanische Historikerin politische und gesellschaftliche Konflikte um Fragen nach dem Stellenwert von Sexualität, sexueller Orientierung und dem Verhältnis von Reproduktionsrechten und Behinderung. In einem abschließenden Gespräch reflektiert Dagmar Herzog ihre bi-kulturelle Sozialisation in den Vereinigten Staaten und der Bundesrepublik der sechziger und siebziger Jahre, die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Gegenwartspolitik und Geschichtsschreibung und die umstrittene Frage nach den "Lehren aus der Vergangenheit".

Introduction To Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Author : Marilyn Charles
ISBN : 9781351718394
Genre : Psychology
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This book provides a clear introduction to the main contemporary psychoanalytic theoretical perspectives. Psychoanalysis is often thought of as an obscure and outdated method, and yet those familiar with it recognize the profound value of psychoanalytic theory and technique. Part of the obscurity may come from psychoanalytic language itself, which is often impenetrable. The complexity of the subject matter has lent itself to a confusion of tongues and yet, at base, psychoanalysis remains an earnest attempt to make sense of and ease human distress. Introduction to Contemporary Psychoanalysis seeks to make this rich wealth of information more accessible to clinicians and trainees. Psychoanalytic clinicians from various schools here describe the key ideas that underlie their particular perspective, helping the reader to see how they apply those ideas in their clinical work. Inviting the contributors to speak about their actual practice, rather than merely providing an overview, this book helps the reader to see common threads that run across perspectives, but also to recognize ways in which the different lenses from each of the perspectives inform interventions Through brief vignettes, the reader is offered an experience-near sense of what it might be like to apply those ideas in their own work. The contributors also note the limits or weaknesses of their particular theory, inviting the reader to consider the broader spectrum of these diverse offerings so that the benefits of each might be more visible. Introduction to Contemporary Psychoanalysis offers readers the richness and diversity of psychoanalytic theory and technique, so that the advantages of each particular lens might be visible and accessible as a further tool in their clinical work. This novel, comparative work will be an essential text for any psychoanalyst or psychoanalytically inclined therapist in training, as well as clinicians and those who teach psychoanalytic theory and technique.

Psychoanalytic Perspectives On Virtual Intimacy And Communication In Film

Author : Andrea Sabbadini
ISBN : 9780429826962
Genre : Psychology
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Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Virtual Intimacy and Communication in Film brings together a group of psychoanalysts to explore, through film, the new forms of communication, mainly the internet, that enter more and more frequently into the affective lives of people, their intimacy and even the analytic room. The contributors, all practising psychoanalysts, analyse the potential and surprising transformations that human relationships, including psychoanalysis, are undergoing. At present, it is difficult to value the future importance and predict the possible disquieting consequences of the use and abuse of the new technologies; we run the risk of finding ourselves unprepared to face this revolutionary transformation in human connections and affects. Will it be possible in a near future that human beings prefer to fall in love with a machine gifted with a persuasive voice instead of a psychoanalyst 'in person'? The contributors explore the idea that virtual intimacy could begin to replace real life, in sentimental and psychoanalytic relationships. Imagination and fantasy may be strengthened and may ultimately prevail over the body, excluding it entirely. Can the voice of the analyst, sometimes transmitted only by telephone or computer, produce a good enough analytic process as if it were in-person, or will it help to foster a process of idealisation and progressive alienation from real life and connections with other human beings? The film Her (2013), alongside others, offers a wonderful script for discussing this matter, because of the deep and thoughtful examination of love and relationships in the contemporary world that it provides. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Virtual Intimacy and Communication in Film will be of great interest to all psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists interested in the ongoing impact of technology on human relationships.

The Gender Conundrum

Author : Dana Birksted-Breen
ISBN : 9781134874064
Genre : Psychology
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Offering an international perspective on the masculing and feminine interplay of body and psyche in psychoanalysis, this book fills a considerable gap in the literature, providing a classic text for psychoanalysis and gender studies.


Author : Dany Nobus
ISBN : 1855759179
Genre : Psychology
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Perversion - its ubiquity in infantile life and its persistence in the psychical and sexual lives of some adults - was a central element of Freud's lifelong work. The problem of perversion has since been revisited by many psychoanalytic schools with the result that Freud's original view of perversion has been replaced by numerous - often contradictory - perspectives on its aetiology, development and treatment. The concept of perversion has also been significant for the disciplines of cultural studies and gender and queer theory, which have explored the creative and dissident powers of perversion, while expressing a suspicion of its operation as a pathological category. This bi-partite collection offers a series of perspectives on perversion by a range of psychoanalytic practitioners and theorists (edited by Dany Nobus), and a selection of papers by scholars who work with, or critique, psychoanalytic theories of perversion (edited by Lisa Downing). It stages a serious dialogue between psychoanalysis and its commentators on the controversial issue of non-normative sexuality.

Working With Violence

Author : Jessica Yakeley
ISBN : 9780230364479
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It has become an urgent priority to tackle the problem of violence. But in an age preoccupied with public protection and risk, violent behaviour is more likely to provoke a punitive response than any attempt to understand and address its root causes. Drawing on the field of psychoanalysis and the expanding discipline of forensic psychotherapy, this book offers a strong conceptual framework for understanding the motivations and dynamics that underlie violent behaviour in adults. Yakeley offers new insights into the therapeutic containment of aggression: • exploring violence in relation to specific areas including mental illness and personality, sexuality, gender, and racism • describing in detail the assessment and treatment of violent patients, whether one to one, in groups or at an institutional level • looking closely at work in different forensic settings as well as the interface between the mental health and criminal justice systems • illustrating observations and techniques with vivid case examples. Written in a clear and approachable style, with a helpful glossary of psychoanalytic and technical terms, Working with Violence is essential reading for those working, or considering working, in counselling, social work and health care settings where they come into therapeutic contact with violent individuals.

Identity Gender And Sexuality

Author : Peter Fonagy
ISBN : 9781855757646
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Contributors: Susan Coates, Cláudio Laks Eizirik, Peter Fonagy, Richard C. Friedman, André E. Haynal, Rainer Krause, Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, Linda C. Mayes, Friedemann Pfäfin, Anne-Marie Sandler, Sheila Spensley, Sverre Varvin, and Rudi Vermote. "Sex has undoubtedly become more complex since Freud's original descriptions, yet in another way it has changed little. It is still there as the primary motor ensuring the survival of our species, the perpetuation of our genetic material. For all mammals the process of reproduction is at the centre of their behavioural systems. For mammals with minds, this is unlikely to be different. Sexual inhibition and dissatisfaction, conflicts and perversions, the sheer intensity of guilt, jealousy, and rage that sexuality entails, are indicators of how central sexual function remains for us. Psychoanalysis cannot shirk its traditional responsibility of casting light into the darkest recesses of our mental existence." --Peter Fonagy "All the contributors to this volume agree that understanding sexuality in its current manifestations, its "normalities" and "pathologies", its relevance to illness and the process of recovery from trauma and failed developments within the therapeutic dyad and other relationships remains a central topic for future psychoanalytic research. Sexuality has to be rediscovered by psychoanalysis as its genuine field of research, which earns a high priority in our everyday clinical practice as well as in theorizing and research." --Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber

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