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    Neurotic and paranoid citizens

    Frosh, Stephen (2017) Neurotic and paranoid citizens. In: Walsh, J. and Sheils, B. (eds.) Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community. Studies In The Psychosocial. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783319638294. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This book brings together the work of scholars and writer-practitioners of psychoanalysis to consider the legacy of two of Sigmund Freud's most important metapsychological papers: 'On Narcissism: An Introduction' (1914) and 'Mourning and Melancholia' (1917 [1915]). These twin papers, conceived in the context of unprecedented social and political turmoil, mark a point in Freud’s metapsychological project wherein the themes of loss and of psychic violence were becoming incontrovertible facts in the story of subject formation. Taking as their concern the difficulty of setting apart the ‘inner’ and the ‘outer’ worlds, as well as the difficulty of preserving an image of the coherently boundaried subject, the psychoanalytic frameworks of narcissism and melancholia provide the background coordinates for the volume’s contributors to analyse contemporary subjectivities in new psychosocial contexts. This collection will be of great interest to all scholars and practitioners of psychoanalysis and the psychotherapies, social and cultural theory, gender and sexuality studies, politics, and psychosocial studies.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Research Centre: Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics (MAMSIE)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 14:13
    Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 14:13
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14351

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