Life, Sex and Death: Selected Writings of William Gillespie

Life, Sex and Death: Selected Writings of William Gillespie

by Michael Sinason
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415128048

ISBN-13: 9780415128049

Pub. Date: 08/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A distinguished and revered elder of the British Psycho-Analytical Society, Dr William Gillespie is one of the few British psychoanalysts who began training in the Vienna of the early 1930s. Later he became well known in England for his pioneering studies of sexual perversion, and for his views on female sexuality, regression in old people facing death, and on

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A distinguished and revered elder of the British Psycho-Analytical Society, Dr William Gillespie is one of the few British psychoanalysts who began training in the Vienna of the early 1930s. Later he became well known in England for his pioneering studies of sexual perversion, and for his views on female sexuality, regression in old people facing death, and on instinct theory.

William Gillespie is celebrated not only for his scientific contributions but also for his administrative skill, integrity and tact in managing the International Psycho-Analytical Association and the British Psycho-Analytical Society, where he was trusted and respected by both Melanie Klein and Anna Freud.

In a biographical introduction the editor, Dr Michael Sinason, looks back on the productive 90 years of Gillespie's life, writing movingly of his early life in China and Scotland and showing his development as a psychoanalytic thinker, organizer and administrator, husband and father. Dr Charles Socarides, an American psychoanalyst eminent in the field of perversion and its treatment, discusses the innovations introduced by each of the papers in the collection shows how Gillespie's ideas influenced by his own contributions and affected the field as a whole.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415128049
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
New Library of Psychoanalysis Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Biographical introduction3
2William H. Gillespie's psychoanalysis of sexual perversions: an appreciation and integration35
3A contribution to the study of fetishism (1940)57
4Notes on the analysis of sexual perversions (1952)70
5The general theory of sexual perversion (1956)81
6The structure and aetiology of sexual perversion (1956)93
7The psychoanalytic theory of sexual deviation with special reference to fetishism (1964)101
8Contribution to symposium on homosexuality (1964)119
9Concepts of vaginal orgasm (1969)130
10Woman and her discontents: a reassessment of Freud's views on female sexuality (1975)135
11Extrasensory elements in dream interpretation (1953)151
12Aggression and instinct theory (1971)162
13Some regressive phenomena in old age (1963)170
14The end of life (1973)180
Full chronological list of writings, published and unpublished, by William H. Gillespie193
References198
Name index204
Subject index206

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