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Title Lacan on Madness : Madness, yes you can't / edited by Patricia Gherovici and Manya Steinkoler
Published Hove, East Sussex [UK] ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART I Madness manifest: encountering madness; 1 The case of the baby diaper man; 2 Ilse or the law of the mother; 3 From psychotic illness to psychotic existence: on re-inventing the institution; 4 On the suicide bomber: anatomy of a political fantasy; 5 Today's madness does not make sense; PART II The method in madness: thinking psychosis; 6 "You cannot choose to go crazy"; 7 Treatment of the psychoses and contemporary psychoanalysis; 8 Psychotic transference
17 Madness or mimesis: narrative impasse in the novels of Samuel Beckett18 Reading mayhem: schizophrenic writing and the engine of madness; Index
9 The specificity of manic-depressive psychosis10 Melancholia and the unabandoned object; 11 Madness, subjectivity, and the mirror stage: Lacan and Merleau-Ponty; 12 Narcissistic neurosis and non-sexual trauma; 13 She's raving mad: the hysteric, the woman, and the psychoanalyst; PART III Madness and creation: environs of the hole; 14 The open ego: Woolf, Joyce and the "mad" subject; 15 Normality and segregation in Primo Levi's Sleeping Beauty in the Fridge; 16 Spell it wrong to read it right: Crashaw, psychosis, and Baroque poetics
Summary This new collection of essays by distinguished international scholars and clinicians will revolutionize your understanding of madness. Essential for those on both sides of the couch eager to make sense of the plethora of theories about madness available today, Lacan on Madness: Madness, Yes You Can't provides compelling and original perspectives following the work of Jacques Lacan. Patricia Gherovici and Manya Steinkoler suggest new ways of working with phenomena often considered impermeable to clinical intervention or discarded as meaningless. This book offers a fresh view on a wide variety o
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Subject Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981.
Mental illness.
Form Electronic book
Author Gherovici, Patricia, editor
Steinkoler, Manya, editor
ISBN 1315742756
1317587073 (electronic bk)
9781317587071 (electronic bk)