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Author Groarke, Steven.

Title Managed Lives
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (262 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; PART I The criterion of maturity; 1 The Winnicottian typology of management; The Freudian critique of culture; The primary maternal frame; Catastrophic disillusionment; Social management; 2 Reclamation and the unthinkable; The failure-dissociation model; Therapy as an act of faith; The redress of psychoanalysis; The exigency of return; The paradox of reclamation; Holding; 3 Society's permanent task; Revaluation of the value of war; The calculus of security; The antisocial imagination; Leave-taking
8 The regulated lifeCoping with anxiety; The narrative frame of reference; Utopian realism; The re-moralization of the social; Conclusion: The difficult task; References; Index
PART II The reflexive norm4 Norms and facts; Communities of care; Rules of method; The Durkheimian norm; Social medicine and health surveys; 5 Illness and identity; Needs and norms; Family-centred model of treatment; Awareness that something is wrong; A duty to the dead; 6 Vulnerability and trauma; The predictive-preventive strategy; The calculation of risk; Traumatic grief; The case of Henry; PART III The managed society; 7 Basic security; Social facts and reflexive norms; The crisis of trust; The social logic of identity; Faith and knowledge; Normative orders of conduct
Summary An inherent tension exists in the history of psychoanalysis and its applications between the concepts of freedom and security. In Managed Lives, this tension is explored from the point of view of therapeutic experience. Set against the background of Freud's contested legacy, the book examines ways of managing oneself under psychiatric supervision, in the analytic encounter and in the emotional and moral contexts of everyday life. Through a series of detailed case studies Steven Groarke addresses therapeutic experience as a formation of managed society, examining the work of Donald Winnicott on
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Subject Psychoanalysis.
Self-management (Psychology)
Social sciences and psychoanlysis
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1134745389
1315880156 (electronic bk.)
9781315880150 (electronic bk.)