Symbolization: Representation and Communication

Symbolization: Representation and Communication

by James Rose
     
 

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Because psychoanalysis is a science of subjectivity, it is no surprise that symbolism has been of central interest from its inception and early development. There are few phenomena more obviously subjective than symbols. They conjure a particular fascination because of their enigmatic quality. For this reason, they manage to communicate something in an obscure manner.

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Because psychoanalysis is a science of subjectivity, it is no surprise that symbolism has been of central interest from its inception and early development. There are few phenomena more obviously subjective than symbols. They conjure a particular fascination because of their enigmatic quality. For this reason, they manage to communicate something in an obscure manner. Thus, they partly hide. This duality and ambiguity approaches the fleeting and evanescent quality of subjectivity itself: at its most subjective. This book is assembled in such a way that the reader can trace the development of the understanding of symbols and their formation and use in its historical context and to try to look at their clinical significance. Thus, the book will be of relevance and use in the practical sense as well as the theoretical.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780494920
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
12/31/2007
Series:
Psychoanalytic Ideas Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
221 KB

Meet the Author

James Rose is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis and a member of the British Psychoanalytic Society. Since 1987, he has worked as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the Brandon Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy for Young People, which is situated in Kentish Town, London.

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