Subject to Change: Jung, Gender and Subjectivity in Psychoanalysis

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Overview

The 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.
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"I recommend this book, it is an erudite treatise – a must for all interested in the topics under discussion, psychology, psychoanalysis philosophy, spirituality and the politics of psychoanalysis." – Joy Schaverien, Psychotherapy and Politics International, Iss 4, 2006
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583919460
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/17/2004
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Polly Young-Eisendrath is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont Medical College and a psychologist and Jungian analyst practicing in central Vermont, USA.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction : changing the subject - the self as a verb 1
Pt. 1 Subjectivity and uncertainty 17
2 The science of intentions and the intentions of science 19
3 Struggling with Jung : the value of uncertainty 30
4 On the difficulty of being a Jungian psychoanalyst 38
5 Subject to change : feminism, psychoanalysis and subjectivity 45
6 The self in analysis : a postmodern account 52
7 Jungian constructivism and the value of uncertainty 60
Pt. 2 Gender and desire 75
8 Myth and body : Pandora's legacy in a postmodern world 77
9 Feminism and narrating female persons 89
10 The female person and how we talk about her 100
11 Revisiting identity 116
12 Gender and contrasexuality : Jung's contribution and beyond 122
Pt. 3 Transference and transformation 137
13 What's love got to do with it? Transference and transformation in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy 139
14 The transformation of human suffering : a perspective from psychotherapy and Buddhism 151
15 When the fruit ripens : alleviating suffering and increasing compassion as goals of clinical psychoanalysis 164
Pt. 4 Transcendence and subjectivity 177
16 Psychotherapy as ordinary transcendence : the unspeakable and the unspoken 179
17 Compassion as resilience and transcendence 188
18 Locating the transcendent : inference, rupture, irony 194
19 Self and transcendence : a postmodern approach to analytical psychology in practice 204
20 From myth to metaphor : transcending realism 214
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