Melanie Klein is one of the few analysts whose body of work has inspired sociologists, philosophers, religious scholars, literary critics and political theorists, all attracted to the cross-fertilisation of her ideas. Other Banalities represents a long over-due exploration of her legacy, including contributions from acclaimed interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners.
The contributors situate Klein within the history of the psychoanalytic movement, investigate her key theoretical and clinical advances, and look at how her thought has informed contemporary perspectives in the behavioural sciences and humanities. Topics covered range from Klein's major psychological theories to clinical pathology, child development, philosophy, sociology, politics, religion, ethics and aesthetics.
This volume reflects the auspicious future for Kleinian revivalism and demonstrates the broad relevance of Kleinian thought. It will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners of psychology, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
Jon Mills is a psychologist, philosopher and psychoanalyst in private practice in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. He is Diplomate in Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology, Director of Curriculum Development, Adler School of Graduate Studies, and is President of the Section on Psychoanalysis of the Canadian Psychological Association. Professor Jon Mills is the recipient of the 2014 CPA Weininger Award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychoanalysis and/or Psychodynamic Psychology.