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Symbolization: Representation and Communication [NOOK Book]

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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. ...
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Symbolization: Representation and Communication

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780494920
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 12/31/2007
  • Series: Psychoanalytic Ideas Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 217 KB

Meet the Author

James Rose, PhD, is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis and a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He has a private psychoanalytic practice in London. Since 1987, he has worked as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the Brandon Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy for Young People, an inner city charity specializing in the psychotherapeutic treatment of adolescents and young adults, situated in Kentish Town, London.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vii
About the Editor     ix
Symbols: on their formation and use   James Rose     1
A connection between a symbol and a symptom   Sigmund Freud     15
Triangulation, one's own mind and objectivity   Marcia Cavell     19
Symbols and their function in managing the anxiety of change: an intersubjective approach   James Rose     51
A psychoanalytic approach to perception   Cesar Botella   Sara Botella     83
A clinical paradox of absence in the transference: how some patients create a virtual object to communicate an experience   James Rose     107
Observing patients' use of the psychoanalytic setting to communicate an experience of absence: the work of progressive triangulation   James Rose     119
Some conclusions   James Rose     137
Bibliography by Subject     141
Index
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