Oedipus and the Couple / Edition 1

Oedipus and the Couple / Edition 1

by Francis Grier
     
 

ISBN-10: 1855759225

ISBN-13: 9781855759220

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Karnac Books

The contributions in this latest title in the Tavistock Clinic Series are sufficiently diverse for each to stimulate reflections and responses from the reader in the particular area upon which the author has chosen to focus, whilst at the same time the authors share enough common ground. The contributors all base their theories on a contemporary

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The contributions in this latest title in the Tavistock Clinic Series are sufficiently diverse for each to stimulate reflections and responses from the reader in the particular area upon which the author has chosen to focus, whilst at the same time the authors share enough common ground. The contributors all base their theories on a contemporary Kleinian/object-relations psychoanalytic viewpoint and this helps the reader feel that there is a basic underlying unity to facilitate meaningful links between the ideas and themes in different chapters.
The chapters have been organised into three sections. Whilst united in their focus on the Oedipus situation, the individual styles and “voices” of the authors are very varied. The first three chapters are primarily theoretical. The second section comprises chapters that make use of artistic and cultural themes from the worlds of literature and film to explore Oedipal couple issues. The final section consists of chapters that are specifically clinical in their focus. The manifest focus in most chapters is on the couple, but there are variations on this theme.

Contributors: Andrew Balfour, Sasha Brookes, Francis Grier, Monica Lanman, Lisa Miller, Mary Morgan, Viveka Nyberg, Joanna Rosenthal, Stanley Ruszczynski, Margot Waddell

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855759220
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Tavistock Clinic Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Ch. 1On being able to be a couple : the importance of a "creative couple" in psychic life9
Ch. 2Reflective space in the intimate couple relationship : the "marital triangle"31
Ch. 3The couple, their marriage, and oedipus : or, problems come in twos and threes49
Ch. 4Coming into one's own : the oedipus complex and the couple in late adolescence73
Ch. 5Shadows of the parental couple : oedipal themes in Bergman's Fanny and Alexander101
Ch. 6"It seemed to have to do with something else..." Henry James' What Maisie knew and Bion's theory of thinking121
Ch. 7The painful truth141
Ch. 8The oedipus complex as observed in work with couples and their children163
Ch. 9Oedipus gets married : an investigation of a couple's shared oedipal drama181
Ch. 10No sex couples, catastrophic change, and the primal scene201

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