Relationality: From Attachment to Intersubjectivity

Relationality: From Attachment to Intersubjectivity

by Stephen A. Mitchell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0881634174

ISBN-13: 9780881634174

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In his final contribution to the psychoanalytic literature published two months before his untimely death on December 21, 2000, the late Stephen A. Mitchell provided a brilliant synthesis of the interrelated ideas that hover around, and describe aspects of, the relational matrix of human experience. Relationality charts the emergence of the relational perspective in…  See more details below

Overview

In his final contribution to the psychoanalytic literature published two months before his untimely death on December 21, 2000, the late Stephen A. Mitchell provided a brilliant synthesis of the interrelated ideas that hover around, and describe aspects of, the relational matrix of human experience. Relationality charts the emergence of the relational perspective in psychoanalysis by reviewing the contributions of Loewald,
Fairbairn, Bowlby, and Sullivan, whose voices converge in apprehending the fundamental relationality of mind. Mitchell draws on the multiple dimensions of attachment, intersubjectivity, and systems theory in espousing a clinical approach equally notable for its responsiveness and responsible restraint. Relationality "signals a new height in Mitchell's always illuminating writing" (Nancy Chodorow) and marks the
"coming of age" of the relational perspective in psychoanalysis (Peter Fonagy).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881634174
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Relational Perspectives Book Series, #20
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,439,120
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: From Ghosts to Ancestors: The Psychoanalytic Vision of Hans Loewald. Language and Reality. Drives and Objects. Part II: Levels of Organization. An Interactional Hierarchy. Attachment Theory and Relationality. Fairbairn's Object-Seeking: Between Paradigms. Intersubjectivity: Between Expressiveness and Restraint in the Analytic Relationship.

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