The Shadow of the Object: Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Unknown / Edition 1

The Shadow of the Object: Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Unknown / Edition 1

by Christopher Bollas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231066279

ISBN-13: 9780231066273

Pub. Date: 06/07/1989

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Basing his view on the object relations theories of the "British School" of psychoanalysis, Christopher Bollas examines the human subject's memories of its earliest experiences (during infancy and childhood) of the object, whether it be mother, father, or self. He explains in well-written and non-technical language how the object can affect the child, or "cast in…  See more details below

Overview

Basing his view on the object relations theories of the "British School" of psychoanalysis, Christopher Bollas examines the human subject's memories of its earliest experiences (during infancy and childhood) of the object, whether it be mother, father, or self. He explains in well-written and non-technical language how the object can affect the child, or "cast in shadow," without the child being able to process this relation through mental representations of language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231066273
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/07/1989
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
283
Sales rank:
789,309
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I. The Shadow of the Object 1. The transformational object2. The spirit of the object as the hand of fate3. The self as object4. At the other's play: to dream5. The trisexualPart 2. Moods 6. Moods and the conservative process7. Loving hate8. Normotic illness9. Extractive interjectionPart 3. Countertransference 10. The liar11. The psychoanalyst and the hysteric12. Expressive uses of the countertransference13. Self analysis and the countertransference14. Ordinary regression to dependencePart 4. Epilogue 15. The unthought known: early considerations

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