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Murdered Father, Dead Father

Revisiting the Oedipus Complex

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Murdered Father, Dead Father by Rosine Jozef Perelberg
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Murdered Father, Dead Father: Revisiting the Oedipus Complex examines the progressive construction of the notion of paternal function and its central relevance in psychoanalysis. The distinction between the murdered (narcissistic) father and the dead father is seen as providing a paradigm for the understanding of different types of psychopathologies, as well as works of literature, anthropology and historical events. New concepts are introduced, such as "a father is being beaten", and a distinction between the descriptive apres coup and the dynamic apres coup that provides a model for a psychoanalytic understanding of temporality. The book includes a reflection on how the concepts of the death instinct and the negative, in their connection with that which is at the limits of representability, are an aid to an understanding of Auschwitz, a moment of rupture in European culture that the author characterizes as " the murder of the dead father". Perelberg's book is an important clinical and intellectual marker, and will be required reading for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, anthropologists, and historians, as well as students in all these disciplines.

Author Biography

Rosine Jozef Perelberg is a Training Analyst and Supervisor and a Fellow of the British Psycho-Analytical Society. She is Visiting Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London, and Corresponding Member of the Societe Psychanalytique de Paris. She gained a PhD in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics, University of London. In 2006 she was named one of the Ten Women of the Year by the Brazilian National Council of Women. She has a psychoanalytic private practice in London.
Release date NZ
November 9th, 2015
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
238
Dimensions
156x234x16
ISBN-13
9781138841833
Product ID
23155896

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