Subject to Change: Jung, Gender and Subjectivity in Psychoanalysis

Subject to Change: Jung, Gender and Subjectivity in Psychoanalysis

by Polly Young-Eisendrath
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1583919465

ISBN-13: 9781583919460

Pub. Date: 05/17/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What can psychotherapy and psychoanalysis teach us about turning human misery into insight and personal freedom? Polly Young-Eisendrath offers a response that opens new vistas in our understanding of ourselves within the complexity of a postmodern world.

Subject to Change is a collection of essays spanning a twenty-year period of theorising and practice

Overview

What can psychotherapy and psychoanalysis teach us about turning human misery into insight and personal freedom? Polly Young-Eisendrath offers a response that opens new vistas in our understanding of ourselves within the complexity of a postmodern world.

Subject to Change is a collection of essays spanning a twenty-year period of theorising and practice of a highly regarded senior Jungian analyst. The diverse ideas and perspectives discussed in the essays deal with the big issues surrounding how Jungian analysts and psychoanalysts understand their profession and what it teaches us about our subject lives. The book is divided into four clear and informative sections:

* Subjectivity and uncertainty
* Gender and desire
* Transference and transformation
* Transcendence and subjectivity.

The classic essays presented in this book will have significant appeal to all those concerned with Jungian analysis, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, gender development, and the interface between psychotherapy and spirituality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583919460
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/17/2004
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Changing the Subject: the Self as a Verb

Part 1: Subjectivity and Uncertainty
1.The Science of Intention and the Intentions of Science
2. Struggling with Jung: the Value of Uncertainty
3. On the Difficulty of Being a Jungian Psychoanalyst
4. Subject to Change: Feminism, Psychoanalysis and Subjectivity
5. The self in analysis: A Postmodern Account
6. Jungian Constructivism and the Value of Uncertainty

Part 2: Gender and Desire
7. Myth and Body: Pandora's Legacy in a Postmodern World
8. Feminism and Narrating Female Persons
9. The Female Person and How We Talk About her
10. Revisiting Indentity
11. Gender and Contrasexuality: Jung's contribution and beyond

Part 3: Transference and Transformation
12. What's Love Got to Do With It? Transference and Transformation in
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
13. The Transformation of Human Suffering: A Perspective from
Psychotherapy and Buddhism
14. When the Fruit Ripens: Alleviating Suffering and Increasing
Compassion as Goals of Clinical Psychoanalysis

Part 4: Transcendence and Subjectivity
15. Psychotherapy as Ordinary Transcendence
16. Compassion as Resilience and Transcendence
17. Locating the Transcendent: Inference, Rupture, Irony
18. Self and Transcendence: A Post-Modern Approach
19. From Myth to Metaphor: Transcending Realism

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