Language and Interpretation in Psychoanalysis

Any attempt to explain the phenomena of psychoanalysis that utilizes only the language of psychoanalysis, ... in psychoanalysis and is certainly not the language the psychoanalyst uses in his clinical interpretations.8 However, ...

Author: Marshall Edelson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226184333

Category: Psychology

Page: 243

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Consider a poem as the literary critic reads it; consider the language of an analysand as the psychoanalyst hears it. The tasks of the professionals are similar: to interpret the linguistic, symbolic data at hand. In Language and Interpretation in Psychoanalysis, Marshall Edelson explores the linguistics of Chomsky, showing the congruence between Chomsky and Freud, and comparing linguistic interpretations in the psychoanalytic situation with interpretations of a Bach prelude and Wallace Stevens's poem "The Snow Man."

The Annual of Psychoanalysis

Edelson, M. (1972), Language and dreams: The interpretation of dreams revisited. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 27:203-282. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. — (1975), Language and Interpretation in Psychoanalysis.

Author: Jerome A. Winer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134880461

Category: Psychology

Page: 253

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Volume 19 of The Annual of Psychoanalysis turns to the ever-intriguing relationship between "Psychoanalysis and Art." This introductory section begins with Donald Kuspit's scholarly reflections on the role of analysis in visual art and art criticism, and then proceeds to a series of topical studies on Freud and art introduced by Harry Trosman. Egyptologist Lorelei Corcoran explores the Egypt of Freud's imagination, thereby illuminating our understanding of the archaeological metaphor. Marion Tolpin offers new insights into Freud's analysis of the American writer Hilda Doolittle by focusing on the meaning of the Goddess Athene - whose statue rested on Freud's desk - to both analyst and analysand. Stephen Toulmin examines Freud's artistic sensibility - and places the historical significance of Freud's art collection in bold relief - by looking at the many contemporary art objects Freud chose not to collect. Danielle Knafo identifies key events in the early life of Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele that were "primary determinants" of the content and form of his self-portraits. And Barbara Almond examines the spontaneous healing process depicted in Margaret Drabble's novel The Needle's Eye as an analogue to the kind of growth and development mobilized by the psychoanalytic process. Section II, "Psychoanalysis and Development," begins with Barbara Fajardo's appreciation of the contribution of biology to analyzability; she reviews findings from both infant research and biogenetic research that tend toward an understanding of "constitution" as resilience in development and, subsequently, in treatment. Benjamin Garber adds to the psychoanalytic understanding of childhood learning disabilities by presenting the three-and-a-half-year analysis of a learning-disabled child. In a fascinating two-part contribution, "Bridging the Chasm Between Developmental Theory and Clinical Theory," Joseph Palombo sheds light on some of the knottiest problems in contemporary analysis, including the relationship between childhood events and the reconstruction of those events in treatment. In Section III, "Psychoanalysis and Empathy," Mary Newsome presents case material in support of her claim that the analyst's empathic understanding catalyzes the coalescence of the patient's affect and aim, that is, the patient's capacity to believe in and then realize his ambitions. The acquisition of the capacity, she contends, not only betokens a specific kind of structure formation, but is the bedrock of emerging self-cohesion. Her challenging paper is thoughtfully discussed by David Terman and Jerome Winer. Section IV of The Annual offers Jerome Kavka's appreciation of the work of N. Lionel Blitzsten (1893-1952). Blitzsten, the first Chicago psychoanalyst and one of America's most gifted clinicians and teachers, anticipated modern concepts of narcissism in identifying "narcissistic neuroses" with special treatment requirements. Morris Sklansky furthers our understanding of Blitzsten in his discussion of Kavka's essay. Ranging across the analytic canvas with presentations as edifying as they are provocative, volume 19 of The Annual of Psychoanalysis challenges readers to wrestle with issues at the cutting edge of the discipline. It takes a well-deserved place in the preeminent continuing series in the field.

Psychoanalysis A Theory in Crisis

Language and Interpretation in Psychoanalysis . Reprint : Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1984. ( xxxiii , 33,66,73 , 81,82,247,273,339 ) ( 1977 ) . “ Psychoanalysis as Science . " Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease , 165 ( 1 ) ...

Author: Marshall Edelson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226184293

Category: Psychology

Page: 428

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Marshall Edelson identifies the core theory of psychoanalysis and shows how free association and the case study method can provide rational grounds for believing its clinical inferences about the causal role of unconscious sexual fantasies. "Dr. Edelson has committed himself with gusto, persistence and intelligence [to] a spirited defense of psychoanalysis as science—not necessarily as it is, but as it can be in the best of hands as it should be. . . . It is a defense that I hope can resonate strongly in psychoanalytic ranks. It is also a message that I hope would receive a warm reception in that wider intellectual world where ideas matter and where enlightened social policy and cultural cachet are fostered."—Robert Wallerstein, New York Times Book Review

Hypothesis and Evidence in Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, eds. R. Eissler et al., 27:203-282. New York: Quadrangle Books. . 1975. Language and Interpretation in Psychoanalysis. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1976. Toward a study of interpretation in ...

Author: Marshall Edelson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226184364

Category: Psychology

Page: 179

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Discusses the possibility of psychoanalysis being a true science, and considers single subject research, objectivity, neural science, experimental methodology, the usefulness of psychoanalytic data, and hypothesis testing

Reading French Psychoanalysis

For Lacan, pre-verbal experience takes on meaning retrospectively only – that is, it is language which structures the preverbal, and it is language we interpret in the psychoanalytic situation. The Oedipus complex is always present in ...

Author: Dana Birksted-Breen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317723318

Category: Psychology

Page: 840

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How has psychoanalysis developed in France in the years since Lacan so dramatically polarized the field? In this book, Dana Birksted-Breen and Sara Flanders of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and Alain Gibeault of the Paris Psychoanalytical Society provide an overview of how French psychoanalysis has developed since Lacan. Focusing primarily on the work of psychoanalysts from the French Psychoanalytical Association and from the Paris Psychoanalytical Society, the two British psychoanalysts view the evolution of theory as it appears to them from the outside, while the French psychoanalyst explains and elaborates from inside the French psychoanalytic discourse. Seminal and representative papers have been chosen to illuminate what is special about French thinking. A substantial general introduction argues in favour of the specificity of 'French psychoanalysis', tracing its early influences and highlighting specific contemporary developments. Sections are made up of introductory material by Alain Gibeault, followed by illustrative papers in the following categories: the history of psychoanalysis in France the pioneers and their legacy the setting and the process of psychoanalysis phantasy and representation the body and the drives masculine and feminine sexuality psychosis. An excellent introduction to French psychoanalytical debate, Reading French Psychoanalysis sheds a complementary light on thinking that has evolved differently in England and North America. It will be ideal reading for beginners and advanced students of clinical theory as well as experienced psychoanalysts wanting to know more about French Psychoanalytic theory, and how it has developed.

Madness in Literature

His most useful contribution to the study of the relationship between language and psychoanalytic theory is his explication ... In attempting to explicate the bases of psychoanalytic interpretation by " a theory of language and symbolic ...

Author: Lillian Feder

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691014019

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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To probe the literary representation of the alienated mind, Lillian Feder examines mad protagonists of literature and the work of writers for whom madness is a vehicle of self-revelation. Ranging from ancient Greek myth and tragedy to contemporary poetry, fiction, and drama, Professor Feder shows how literary interpretations of madness, as well as madness itself, reflect the very cultural assumptions, values, and prohibitions they challenge.

Sociolinguistics Soziolinguistik

Language and power in the therapeutic context Finally, there is one more intersection of the interests of sociolinguistics and psychotherapy: ... Edelson, Marshall (1975) Language and Interpretation in Psychoanalysis, New Haven.

Author: Ulrich Ammon

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110199871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 891

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The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

Psychoanalysis in Social Research

From the perspective of discourse theory, however, affect is understood as always already articulated within, or mediated by, language; a psychoanalytic approach to interpretation is not restricted to clinical relations; and symbolic ...

Author: Claudia Lapping

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134020065

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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The use of psychoanalytic ideas to explore social and political questions is not new. Freud began this work himself and social research has consistently drawn on his ideas. This makes perfect sense. Social and political theory must find ways to conceptualise the relation between human subjects and our social environment; and the distinctive and intense observation of individual psychical structuring afforded within clinical psychoanalysis has given rise to rich theoretical and methodological resources for doing just this. However, psychoanalytic concepts do not remain the same when they are rearticulated in the context of research. This book traces the reiteration and transformation of concepts in the psychoanalytic theory of Freud, Klein and Lacan, the social theory of Butler, Derrida, Foucault, Laclau and Zizek, and case studies of empirical research ranging from the classic Tavistock Institute studies to contemporary work in politics, gender studies, cultural studies and education. Each chapter explores one cluster of concepts: Melancholia, loss and subjectivity Overdetermination and free association Resistance, reflexivity and the compulsion to repeat Repression, disavowal and foreclosure Psychic defenses and social defenses Arguing against the reification of psychoanalytic concepts, Claudia Lapping suggests the need for a reflexive understanding of the play of attachments and substitutions as concepts are reframed in the contrasting activities of psychoanalysis and research.

Decolonial Psychoanalysis

Both psychoanalysis and discourse analysis “are concerned with language and interpretation ... In addition, both traditions offer a view of the subject as fragmented, whether torn between desire and reason (psychoanalysis) or ...

Author: Robert Beshara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429616471

Category: Psychology

Page: 162

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In this provocative and necessary book, Robert K. Beshara uses psychoanalytic discursive analysis to explore the possibility of a genuinely anti-colonial critical psychology. Drawing on postcolonial and decolonial approaches to Islamophobia, this book enhances understandings of Critical Border Thinking and Lacanian Discourse Analysis, alongside other theoretico-methodological approaches. Using a critical decolonial psychology approach to conceptualize everyday Islamophobia, the author examines theoretical resources situated within the discursive turn, such as decoloniality/transmodernity, and carries out an archeology of (counter)terrorism, a genealogy of the conceptual Muslim, and a Žižekian ideology critique. Conceiving of Decolonial Psychoanalysis as one theoretical resource for Critical Islamophobia Studies (CIS), the author also applies Lacanian Discourse Analysis to extracts from interviews conducted with US Muslims to theorize their ethico-political subjectivity and considers a politics of resistance, adversarial aesthetics, and ethics of liberation. Essential to any attempt to come to terms with the legacy of racism in psychology, and the only critical psychological study on Islamophobia in the United States, this is a fascinating read for anyone interested in a critical approach to Islamophobia.

Language and the Origins of Psychoanalysis

332–3) This characterization of Professor Freud — and, by implication, psychoanalysis in general – certainly had a greater accuracy than the occasional reference to the Talmudic or Kabbalistic character of psychoanalytic interpretation, ...

Author: John Forrester

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349044450

Category: Psychology

Page: 285

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