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    To love and be loved: Sartre, Anzieu and theories of the caress

    Segal, Naomi (2009) To love and be loved: Sartre, Anzieu and theories of the caress. Theory-Tinged Criticism: Essays in Memory of Malcolm Bowie 32 , pp. 226-239. ISSN 0264-8334.

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    This essay is an examination of how love may be theorized in relation to the meeting of two skins in the caress. Starting and ending with the theories of psychoanalyst Didier Anzieu (1923–1999), it presents his theory of the moi-peau (skin-ego) and its development in the infant through experiences of primary care, the fantasy of a ‘common skin with the mother’ and the taboo on touching, and looks in detail at how this relates to the psycho-sexual experience of love. The writings of Sartre on love and the caress are compared with Anzieu's, and the essay ends by proposing a theory of ‘consensuality’ derived from their common ideas.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Anzieu, Sartre, caress, love, touch, skin, psychoanalysis
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 09:28
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:35


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