Reason and Passion: A Celebration of the Work of Hanna Segal [NOOK Book]

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Hanna Segal is one of the best-known living British psychoanalysts. She was one of the first European psychoanalysts to receive the prestigious Sigourney Award for contributions to psychoanalysis. Her first two books on Melanie Klein are classic texts and she is one of the most influential figures within the British Psychoanalytical Society. Her substantial body of work embraces a large number of published papers and five books. She has made seminal contributions to the understanding of psychosis, the theory of ...
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Reason and Passion: A Celebration of the Work of Hanna Segal

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Overview

Hanna Segal is one of the best-known living British psychoanalysts. She was one of the first European psychoanalysts to receive the prestigious Sigourney Award for contributions to psychoanalysis. Her first two books on Melanie Klein are classic texts and she is one of the most influential figures within the British Psychoanalytical Society. Her substantial body of work embraces a large number of published papers and five books. She has made seminal contributions to the understanding of psychosis, the theory of symbolism, aesthetics, literature and politics.Reason and Passion is compiled in honour of Hanna Segal, with papers by a group of internationally renowned psychoanalysts reflecting numerous aspects of her clinical and theoretical work. Set in the context of a biographical introduction by the editor, each paper makes a personal contribution to furthering the theoretical and clinical ideas in her thinking. These ideas have been widely influential in the work of the Tavistock Clinic and thereby in the whole field of mental health.This is the first of two volumes in the Tavistock Clinic Series examining her clinical and theoretical work.
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'It is a passionate book and should be a good buy for any psychotherapist interested in Segal's work.' - Clinical Psychology Forum 132

'Each [chapter] is a worthwhile contribution that will give readers something to think about.Taken together, all the papers in the book make a fitting tribute to a towering figure in the evolution of Kleinian thought and a major contributor to the shaping of contemporary psuchoanalysis.' - Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

'Invaluable for situating Segal's work in its broader intellectual context.' - Critical and Cultural Theory

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781810835
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 12/31/1997
  • Series: Tavistock Clinic Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 573 KB

Meet the Author

David Bell is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Tavistock Clinic in London, where he directs the Fitzjohn's Unit, a specialist service for serious/complex psychological disorders. He is visiting Professorial Fellow, Birkbeck College, London and past President of the British Psychoanalytical Society. Throughout his career he has been deeply involved in the relation between psychoanalysis and literature, philosophy and politics, and has made numerous contributions in these areas. He is one of the UK's leading psychiatric experts in asylum/human rights. He is contributing editor of 'Reason and Passion' and 'Psychoanalysis and Culture: A Kleinian Perspective'.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Introductory Essay: Hanna Segal, the Work and the Person 1
1 Symbol Formation and Creativity: Hanna Segal's Theoretical Contributions 37
2 Unprovoked Assaults: Making Sense of Apparently Random Violence 57
3 Putting the Boot In: Violent Defences Against Depressive Anxiety 75
4 Meaning and Meaningfulness: Touching the Untouchable 89
5 Expiation as a Defence 105
6 On Remembering, Repeating and Working Through 128
7 Blocked Introjection/Blocked Incorporation 139
8 Enclaves and Excursions 147
9 'Where There Is No Vision': From Sexualisation to Sexuality 161
Acknowledgements 175
Select Bibliography of the Work of Hanna Segal 176
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