Psychoanalysis, History and Subjectivity
Now of the Past
By (author) Roger Kennedy
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Psychoanalysis, History and Subjectivity by Roger Kennedy
Book DescriptionClinical psychoanalysis since Freud has put reconstruction of the patient's history at the forefront of its task but in recent years, this approach has not been so prominent. This book aims to explore and re-evaluate the relationship between history and psychoanalysis. Roger Kennedy develops new perspectives on historiography by applying psychoanalytic insight to the key issues of narrative, time and subjectivity in the construction of historical accounts. He also throws new light on the importance of history for and within psychoanalytic treatment. It is argued that human subjectivity is a major element in any historical enterprise, both the subjectivity of the historian or clinician and that of those being studied. Illustrated with clinical examples, Psychoanalysis, History and Subjectivity covers areas such as postmodernism, the nature of memory, clinical evidence and the place of trauma. Psychoanalysis, History and Subjectivity will be of great interest both to professionals in the psychoanalytic and therapeutic fields and to historians.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781583912614
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Many Voices of Psychoanalysis, Paperback (January 2007)» View all books by Roger Kennedy
Provides insights into the development of psychoanalytic identity, taking into account the various influences which shape the psychoanalytic voice and drawing on literature, philosophy and sociology. This book is intended for practicing psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, and other mental health workers.
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Author Biography - Roger Kennedy
Roger Kennedy is Consultant Psychotherapist at the Cassel Hospital, Richmond, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at Imperial College London, and a Training Analyst at the British Psychoanalytical Society.
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