The concern with time permeates Freud's work, from Studies on Hysteria to Analysis Terminable and Interminable, which point out to a network of concepts that indicate Freud's complex theories on temporality. Indeed no other psychoanalytic thinker has put forward such revolutionary vision on the dimensions of time in human existence. This volume brings together some of the most important papers written on the topic by members of the British Psychoanalytical Society. In the richness of the detailed clinical discussions the ways in which patients deal with time and memory are viewed as crucial indications about their internal world and ways of relating to their objects. Disorientation regarding time tends to reflect levels of disruption to internal object relationships, inability to mourn or to experience guilt. Examples from literature and history are considered in order to examine the power of the repetition compulsion - Nachtreglichkeit - as well as how the impossibility of bearing the mental pain can lead to the creation of a timeless world.
Rosine Jozef Perelberg, PhD, is a Fellow and Training Analyst of the British Psychoanalytic Society, Visiting Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London, and Corresponding Member of the Paris Psychoanalytical Society. She edited 'Gender and Power in Families' (with Ann Miller); 'Psychoanalytic Understanding of Violence and Suicide'; 'Female Experience: Four Generations of British Women Psychoanalysts on Work with Women' (with Joan Raphael-Leff); 'Freud: A Modern Reader'; 'Time and Memory'; and 'Dreaming and Thinking'. She is the author of 'Time, Space and Phantasy' and 'Murdered Father, Dead Father: Revisiting the Oedipus Complex' (2015). In 2007 she was named one of the ten women of the year by the Brazilian National Council of Women.
Release date NZ
July 1st, 2007
Edited by Rosine Jozef Perelberg
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