Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein
Author: Robert D. Hinshelwood,Tomasz Fortuna
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 1317212991
ISBN 13: 9781317212997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Melanie Klein Book Review:

Melanie Klein: The Basics provides an accessible and concise introduction to the life and work of Melanie Klein, whose discoveries advanced those of Freud and other analysts, deepening our insight into the unconscious domain of psychology in human beings. Klein began her work by developing a method of psychoanalysis for children, who suffer from anxiety and other, often unrecognised, conflicts, which enabled understanding of those crucial early steps in the development of human mind and identity. Although she initiated one strand of clinical and theoretical developments, many of her discoveries are well-regarded by other schools of psychoanalysis. The book contains four parts, as well as further reading suggestions and a helpful glossary of key terms. Part I introduces Melanie Klein in the context of her life, her early interest in psychoanalysis and her first discoveries; Part II takes up the development of her technique of child analysis and discusses the ways in which her insights and conclusions in this area influenced the technique of adult analysis and the more general understanding of the human mind; Part III focuses on further scientific and clinical developments in psychoanalytic technique – especially those referring to the understanding and treatment of serious emotional disturbance, e.g. psychosis or affective disorders; Part IV focuses on contemporary developments in Kleinian and post-Kleinian psychoanalysis, considering clinical, cultural, and socio-political applications. Each chapter poses a basic question at the outset, provides an account of how Klein faced this question and worked with it to develop her ideas, and ends by posing a follow up question to be addressed in the subsequent chapter. This book will greatly appeal to readers from any field seeking a clear and concise introduction to Melanie Klein. It will also interest researchers and professionals working within the field of psychoanalysis seeking a succinct overview of Melanie Klein’s contribution.

Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein
Author: Julia Kristeva
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780231122849
ISBN 13: 0231122845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Melanie Klein Book Review:

In her first biography of a fellow psychoanalyst, the prolific Kristeva considers Klein's life and intellectual development, weaving a narrative that covers the history of psychoanalysis and illuminates Kristeva's own life and work.

Portrait of a Life Melanie Klein and the Artists

Portrait of a Life  Melanie Klein and the Artists
Author: Roger Amos
Publsiher: Phoenix Publishing House
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN 10: 1912691426
ISBN 13: 9781912691425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Portrait of a Life Melanie Klein and the Artists Book Review:

Melanie Klein is one of the founding figures of psychoanalysis. In her lifetime, she was a controversial and powerful figure and her legacy has spread worldwide. Here is a comprehensive review of the many attempts to portray this elusive and complex woman, including the work of painters, sculptors, and portrait photographers. Its genesis was an article commissioned by the Melanie Klein Trust after a pair of delicate low relief sculptures of Klein by Oscar Nemon were re-discovered after eighty years in hiding. During his research, Roger Amos uncovered much material on depictions of Klein, including the fact that she had destroyed two significant works of art: a bust, also by Nemon, and a portrait by William Coldstream. What had driven her to destroy these representations of herself? Why did others survive? The complex and interrelated reasons are identified and discussed alongside the history of each artistic project, locating them in a narrative of Klein’s life. Through an understanding of the subject/artist relationship, Amos illuminates Klein’s professional life in a new, intriguing, and enjoyable approach. A must-read for all scholars and professionals in the fields of psychoanalysis and portraiture, plus those with an interest in Melanie Klein or aesthetics.

Melanie Klein and Beyond

Melanie Klein and Beyond
Author: Harry Karnac
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 0429916167
ISBN 13: 9780429916168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Melanie Klein and Beyond Book Review:

'Did Melanie Klein ever think that 50 years after her death her ideas would be spreading world-wide in such a fruitful and productive way? In one sense she would be surprised, but in another, I think she might have regarded it as just to be expected. She had a very high regard for her own work, and enormous confidence that she was on to something new. At the same time she was fatefully resigned to being misunderstood and rejected - just as Freud had been, of course. But now, here is the evidence of her success: two thousand plus references, and climbing. Klein's ideas are truly international now, and perhaps wherever Freud is there Klein shall be, to adapt a well-known phrase. Of course this is in the context of other schools which also spread slipperily across the globe, thanks now to the web. But the author's bibliography is a proper published document, and is of immense potential use for clinicians, students, and researchers.

Guilt and Its Vicissitudes

Guilt and Its Vicissitudes
Author: Judith M. Hughes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-11-21
ISBN 10: 1134076894
ISBN 13: 9781134076895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guilt and Its Vicissitudes Book Review:

How do psychoanalysts explain human morality? Guilt and Its Vicissitudes: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Morality focuses on the way Melanie Klein and successive generations of her followers pursued and deepened Freud's project of explaining man's moral sense as a wholly natural phenomenon. With the introduction of the superego, Freud laid claim to the study of moral development as part of the psychoanalytic enterprise. At the same time he reconceptualized guilt: he thought of it not only as conscious, but as unconscious as well, and it was the unconscious sense of guilt that became a particular concern of the discipline he was founding. As Klein saw it, his work merely pointed the way. Judith M. Hughes argues that Klein and contemporary Kleinians went on to provide a more consistent and comprehensive psychological account of moral development. Hughes shows how Klein and her followers came to appreciate that moral and cognitive questions are complexly interwoven and makes clear how this complexity prompted them to extend the range of their theory. Hughes demonstrates both a detailed knowledge of the major figures in post-war British psychoanalysis, and a keen sensitivity to the way clinical experience informed theory-building. She writes with vigor and grace, not only about Freud and Klein, but also about such key thinkers as Riviere, Isaacs, Heimann, Segal, Bion and Joseph. Guilt and Its Vicissitudes speaks to those concerned with the clinical application of psychoanalytic theory and to those interested in the contribution psychoanalysis makes to understanding questions of human morality.

Between the Sign and the Gaze

Between the Sign and the Gaze
Author: Herman Rapaport
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-07-05
ISBN 10: 1501729594
ISBN 13: 9781501729591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between the Sign and the Gaze Book Review:

A woman turns into a piece of furniture (Theodor Fontane's Effi Briest); a writer of children's books takes photos of naked little girls (Lewis Carroll); Mont Blanc becomes the maternal breast (Shelley); Hamlet mistakes Ophelia for a phallus (Lacan's Hamlet seminar); and mom turns out to have thermonuclear arms (Laurie Anderson's United States). Reviewing the ways in which women have been fantasized in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Western culture, Herman Rapaport offers a series of brilliant insights into the concept of the fantasm in modern art.

Anna Freud Melanie Klein and the Psychoanalysis of Children and Adolescents

Anna Freud  Melanie Klein  and the Psychoanalysis of Children and Adolescents
Author: Alex Holder
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-03-26
ISBN 10: 0429910827
ISBN 13: 9780429910821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anna Freud Melanie Klein and the Psychoanalysis of Children and Adolescents Book Review:

The central theme of this book is concerned with the controversies on technique between Anna Freud and Melanie Klein in the 1920s and 1930s, and with a clear differentiation between child analysis proper and analytical child psychotherapy. Alex Holder takes into account the historic background in which child psychoanalysis developed, especially World War II and the Nazi regime in Germany. The author also looks at the way child psychoanalysis developed in specific institutions, such as the Hampstead Child Therapy Course in London, and in specific areas, such as the spread of child analysis in the US. The concluding chapter is on the importance of knowledge of child analysis among psychoanalysts working with adults. The differences in the theories of the two "greats" in child analysis, Anna Freud and Melanie Klein, are examined one by one, including such concepts as the role of transference, the Oedipus complex and the superego.

Revisiting the Gaze

Revisiting the Gaze
Author: Morna Laing,Jacki Willson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-07-23
ISBN 10: 1350154229
ISBN 13: 9781350154223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revisiting the Gaze Book Review:

In 1975 Laura Mulvey published her seminal essay on the male gaze, ushering in a new era in understanding the politics and theory of looking at the female body. Since then, feminist thinking has expanded upon and revised Mulvey's theory and much of the Western world has seen a resurgence in feminist activism as well as the rise of neoliberalism and shifts in digital culture and (self-)representation. For the first time, this book addresses what it means to look at the fashioned female body in this radical new landscape. In chapters exploring the fashioned body within contexts such as queerness, veiling, blackness, pregnancy, fatness, and criminality, Revisiting the Gaze addresses intersectional debates in feminism and re-evaluates the concept of the gaze in light of recent social and political changes. With an interdisciplinary approach, bridging fashion and fine art, this book opens the door to discussions about the male gaze and the fashioned body.

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Gaze Body Image Shame Judgment and Maternal Function

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Gaze  Body Image  Shame  Judgment and Maternal Function
Author: Lía A. Roth
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-04-02
ISBN 10: 1000045234
ISBN 13: 9781000045239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Gaze Body Image Shame Judgment and Maternal Function Book Review:

Have you ever been praised or criticized about your body or any part of it? With this question, participants of a research study were invited to share their experiences of body judgment. As participants described, the body is a carrier of messages and the source of judgmental experiences. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Gaze, Body Image, Shame, Judgment and Maternal Function: Being and Belonging offers an insightful and engaging psychoanalytical account of experiences of shame and fear of rejection, explained through clinical vignettes and research participants’ scripts. Exploring the findings from the individual and social standpoints, as well as the cultural and historical influences, Dr. Roth proposes that judgements are experienced as attacks, with the meaning attributed to the criticized body part, affecting the sense of self and forming a central point of the participants’ identity trauma. Furthermore, that as guilt requires reparative action, shame requires an act of sacrifice to align the individual to the ideal and to preserve the matrix of belonging, thus explaining the participants’ use of alienation as a defense. This book will be of great interest to psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, as well as scholars of culture and religion. Giving a brief introduction to psychoanalytic concepts, with a full glossary, it will also appeal to the non-psychoanalytic reader, interested in body image and how related perceptions and judgements can affect our own sense of Being and Belonging.

Artwords

Artwords
Author: Thomas Patin,Jennifer McLerran
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 153
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780313292729
ISBN 13: 0313292728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artwords Book Review:

This glossary is intended to be a guide into the frontier of current theory and criticism of visual art and culture.

Second Takes

Second Takes
Author: Andrew Repasky McElhinney
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 078647761X
ISBN 13: 9780786477616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Takes Book Review:

Second Takes: Remaking Film, Remaking America presents the history of English language cinema by focusing on cinematic remakes and on how cinema has been replaced by new forms of "media." Remakes, with their innate plurality, offer the most substance for concentrated cultural analysis of how movies reflect and shape American culture. Applying psychoanalysis, media and communication theory, and gender and sexuality studies to the archetypes and myths that recur in American culture reveals how movies are an increasingly dangerous surrogate for the actual. In our post-literate epoch, fantasy becomes the greater truth, violence a meaningful language, and the individual is removed from self by an increasingly constricting visual culture. This book presents close readings of such popular favorites as Disney's The Parent Trap, Hitchcock's Psycho, Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons, Sirk's Imitation of Life, Ulmer's The Black Cat, Powell's Peeping Tom, Cronenberg's Crash, Wellman's The Public Enemy, Boorman's Point Blank, and Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant, while unearthing obscure motion pictures ripe for rediscovery including One More Tomorrow, Strange Illusion, Andy Warhol's Vinyl, Fassbinder's Despair, Forced Entry, Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation and Welles' The Immortal Story.

Art and Psychoanalysis

Art and Psychoanalysis
Author: Maria Walsh
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN 10: 085773279X
ISBN 13: 9780857732798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art and Psychoanalysis Book Review:

Often derided as unscientific and self-indulgent, psychoanalysis has been an invaluable resource for artists, art critics and historians throughout the twentieth century. Art and Psychoanalysis investigates these encounters. The shared relationship to the unconscious, severed from Romantic inspiration by Freud, is traced from the Surrealist engagement with psychoanalytic imagery to the contemporary critic's use of psychoanalytic concepts as tools to understand how meaning operates. Following the theme of the 'object' with its varying materiality, Walsh develops her argument that psychoanalysis, like art, is a cultural discourse about the mind in which the authority of discourse itself can be undermined, provoking ambiguity and uncertainty and destabilising identity. The dynamics of the dream-work, Freud's 'familiar unfamiliar', fetishism, visual mastery, abjection, repetition, and the death drive are explored through detailed analysis of artists ranging from Max Ernst to Louise Bourgeois, including 1980s postmodernists such as Cindy Sherman, the performance art of Marina Abramovic and post-minimalist sculpture. Innovative and disturbing, Art and Psychoanalysis investigates key psychoanalytic concepts to reveal a dynamic relationship between art and psychoanalysis which goes far beyond interpretation. There is no cure for the artist - but art can reconcile us to the traumatic nature of human experience, converting the sadistic impulses of the ego towards domination and war into a masochistic ethics of responsibility and desire.

Understanding Psychoanalysis

Understanding Psychoanalysis
Author: Matthew Sharpe,Joanne Faulkner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-12-05
ISBN 10: 1317492943
ISBN 13: 9781317492948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Psychoanalysis Book Review:

"Understanding Psychoanalysis" presents a broad introduction to the key concepts and developments in psychoanalysis and its impact on modern thought. Charting pivotal moments in the theorization and reception of psychoanalysis, the book provides a comprehensive account of the concerns and development of Freud's work, as well as his most prominent successors, Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan.The work of these leading psychoanalytic theorists has greatly influenced thinking across other disciplines, notably feminism, film studies, poststructuralism, social and cultural theory, the philosophy of science and the emerging discipline of neuropsychoanalysis. Analysing this engagement with other disciplines and their key theorists, "Understanding Psychoanalysis" argues for a reconsideration of psychoanalysis as a resource for philosophy, science, and cultural studies.

The New Klein Lacan Dialogues

The New Klein Lacan Dialogues
Author: Julia Borossa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 042992156X
ISBN 13: 9780429921568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Klein Lacan Dialogues Book Review:

This book provides a timely exploration and comparison of key concepts in the theories of Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan, two thinkers and clinicians whose influence over the development of psychoanalysis in the wake of Freud has been profound and far-reaching. Whilst the centrality of the unconscious is a strong conviction shared by both Klein and Lacan, there are also many differences between the two schools of thought and the clinical work that is produced in each. The purpose of this collection is to take seriously these similarities and differences. Deeply relevant to both theoretical reflection and clinical work, the New Klein-Lacan Dialogues should make interesting reading for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, mental health professionals, scholars and all those who wish to know more about these two leading figures in the field of psychoanalysis.The collection centres around key concepts such as: 'symbolic function', the 'ego', the 'object', the 'body', 'trauma', 'autism', 'affect' and 'history and archives'.

Essays on the Pleasures of Death

Essays on the Pleasures of Death
Author: Ellie Ragland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN 10: 1136647902
ISBN 13: 9781136647901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essays on the Pleasures of Death Book Review:

In Essays on the Pleasure of Death, Ellie Ragland discusses the interconnection of Freud and Lacan's theories, while maintaining that crucial differences between them still exist. Ragland argues, however, that Lacan's "return to Freud" gave coherence to concepts which Freud could never explain: psychosis, narcissism, the body and the death drive. Drawing upon Lacan's untranslated seminars through 1981, Ragland analyzes his theories of the death drive and the concept of jouissance, the driving force behind language and libido. Along with her examination of Lacanian theories about the body, meaning systems, and how they shape reality, Ragland also discusses the ethical problems of psychoanalysis and the ways in which Lacan's work points to the inadequacies of terms like "sexuality" and "gender."

The Writings of Melanie Klein Envy and gratitude and other works

The Writings of Melanie Klein  Envy and gratitude and other works
Author: Melanie Klein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105007228450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writings of Melanie Klein Envy and gratitude and other works Book Review:

Treasuring the Gaze

Treasuring the Gaze
Author: Hanneke Grootenboer
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-02-05
ISBN 10: 0226309711
ISBN 13: 9780226309712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treasuring the Gaze Book Review:

The end of the eighteenth century saw the start of a new craze in Europe: tiny portraits of single eyes that were exchanged by lovers or family members. Worn as brooches or pendants, these minuscule eyes served the same emotional need as more conventional mementoes, such as lockets containing a coil of a loved one’s hair. The fashion lasted only a few decades, and by the early 1800s eye miniatures had faded into oblivion. Unearthing these portraits in Treasuring the Gaze, Hanneke Grootenboer proposes that the rage for eye miniatures—and their abrupt disappearance—reveals a knot in the unfolding of the history of vision. Drawing on Alois Riegl, Jean-Luc Nancy, Marcia Pointon, Melanie Klein, and others, Grootenboer unravels this knot, discovering previously unseen patterns of looking and strategies for showing. She shows that eye miniatures portray the subject’s gaze rather than his or her eye, making the recipient of the keepsake an exclusive beholder who is perpetually watched. These treasured portraits always return the looks they receive and, as such, they create a reciprocal mode of viewing that Grootenboer calls intimate vision. Recounting stories about eye miniatures—including the role one played in the scandalous affair of Mrs. Fitzherbert and the Prince of Wales, a portrait of the mesmerizing eye of Lord Byron, and the loss and longing incorporated in crying eye miniatures—Grootenboer shows that intimate vision brings the gaze of another deep into the heart of private experience. With a host of fascinating imagery from this eccentric and mostly forgotten yet deeply private keepsake, Treasuring the Gaze provides new insights into the art of miniature painting and the genre of portraiture.

Figuring Age

Figuring Age
Author: Kathleen M. Woodward
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780253212368
ISBN 13: 0253212367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Figuring Age Book Review:

Figuring Age engages the virtually invisible subject of older women in western culture. Like other markers of social difference, age is given meaning by a culture. Yet unlike gender and race, the subjects of age and aging have received little sustained attention. Central to Figuring Age is the crucial question of how women are aged by culture. How are older women represented in a visual culture that is dominated by images of youth in television, film, and life performance? How do psychoanalysis, rejuvenation therapy and hormone replacement therapy, the fashion system, cosmetic surgery, and midlife bodybuilding shape our views of aging as well as of the older body itself? What is the "timing" of aging? To what extent is aging a culturally-induced trauma?

Enjoying the Operatic Voice A Neuropsychoanalytic Exploration of the Operatic Reception Experience

Enjoying the Operatic Voice  A Neuropsychoanalytic Exploration of the Operatic Reception Experience
Author: Carlo Zuccarini
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2019-03-30
ISBN 10: 1622736176
ISBN 13: 9781622736171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enjoying the Operatic Voice A Neuropsychoanalytic Exploration of the Operatic Reception Experience Book Review:

There has been a long-standing and mutually-informing association between psychoanalysis, literature and the arts. Surprisingly, given the oral/aural basis of the ‘talking cure’, music has largely been overlooked by psychoanalysis. Notably, neuroscientific research investigating music reception and production has been steadily increasing in range and scope over the years. However, in order to avoid confounding factors, empirical studies have focused primarily on non-vocal music. Remarkably, operatic vocal music has not featured prominently in either field. Yet the multi-dimensional, multi-layered nature of opera, which fuses together a number of different arts, would appear to provide fertile soil for both disciplines. This book aims to fill that gap, providing a stepping stone for further research. It leverages the individual strengths of psychoanalysis and neuroscience both separately and jointly as the inter-discipline of neuropsychoanalysis. By combining various theories of mind with knowledge about music processing in the brain, this book comprehensively examines the operatic reception experience, providing an account in subjective as well as objective terms. It explores the bittersweet enjoyment of operatic vocal music, which can literally move an operaphile to tears. The explanation for this may be found in a number of subjective dynamics that are unique to the reception of opera, rather than in any distinct objective neural processes, which are common to the reception of all music. These subjective dynamics, which are recruited during neural processing, are triggered by the equally unique features of the operatic voice, in combination with a number of auxiliary elements that are specific to opera. This book will be of interest to academics in a broad range of science and arts disciplines related to music perception and performance, such as music psychology and operatic performance. It may also appeal to passionate operaphiles who wish to understand what drives their addiction!

Seeing and Being Seen

Seeing and Being Seen
Author: John Steiner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2011-03-28
ISBN 10: 1136654771
ISBN 13: 9781136654770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing and Being Seen Book Review:

Seeing and Being Seen: Emerging from a Psychic Retreat examines the themes that surface when considering clinical situations where patients feel stuck and where a failure to develop impedes the progress of analysis. This book analyses the anxieties and challenges confronted by patients as they begin to emerge from the protection of psychic retreats. Divided into three parts, areas of discussion include: embarrassment, shame, and humiliation helplessness, power, and dominance mourning, melancholia, and the repetition compulsion. As well as offering fresh ideas, Steiner bases his creative and integrative efforts on previous contributions by psychoanalysts including Freud, Klein, Rosenfeld, and Bion. As such, this book will be of interest to psychoanalysts, clinical psychotherapists, and all those with an interest in the psychoanalytic field.