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Author Haute, Philippe van, 1957-

Title A Non-Oedipal Psychoanalysis? : A Clinical Anthropology of Hysteria in the Work of Freud and Lacan / Philippe van Haute & Tomas Geyskens
Published Leuven : Leuven University Press, 2012
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Series Figures of the unconscious ; 11
Figures of the unconscious ; 11
Contents A clinical anthropology of hysteria : hysteria as a philosophical problem -- Between trauma and disposition : the specific aetiology of hysteria in Freud's early works -- Dora : symptom, trauma and phantasy in Freud's analysis of Dora -- From day-dream to novel : on hysterical phantasy and literary fiction -- The indifference of a healthy lesbian : bisexuality versus the Oedipus complex -- Lacan's structuralist rereading of Dora -- Lacan and the homosexual young woman : between pathology and poetry? -- Beyond Oedipus? -- Return to Freud? : Lacan's pathoanalysis of hysteria -- The project of a psychoanalytical anthropology in Freud and Lacan
Summary The different psychopathologic syndromes show in an exaggerated and caricatural manner the basic structures of human existence. These structures not only characterize psychopathology, but they also determine the highest forms of culture. This is the credo of Freud's anthropology. This anthropology implies that humans are beings of the in-between. The human being is essentially tied up between pathology and culture, and there is no 'normal position' that can be defined in a theoretically convincing manner. The authors of this book call this Freudian anthropology a patho-analysis of existence or a clinical anthropology. This anthropology gives a new meaning to the Nietzschean dictum that the human being is a 'sick animal'. Freud, and later Lacan, first developed this anthropological insight in relation to hysteria (in its relation to literature). This patho-analytic perspective progressively disappears in Freud's texts after 1905. This book reveals the crucial moments of that development
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981.
Oedipus complex.
Psychoanalysis and anthropology.
Hysteria -- ethnology.
Hysteria -- therapy.
Psychoanalytic Theory.
Psychoanalytic Therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Geyskens, Tomas.
ISBN 9461660596 (electronic bk.)
9789461660596 (electronic bk.)