Throughout this thoughtful collection. the reader ponders a series of questions about desire and longing. How, in the complex and sophisticated world of abundance, can one simply know what one wants and then hold on to it? Once known, the ability to fulfill desire remains problematic, as psychological impediments prevents us from living as fully as we might. If we overcome these, can longing even be satisfied? On making a choice, do we mourn the not chosen? Can a desire be fully actualized or does it change its shape and meaning in the process of desiring itself?This book is designed to highlight various aspects of desire, the light and the dark, the igniting and the extinguishing. The contributors explore the scope of desire as it is discovered, relished, quashed, inhibited, or realized. Throughout there is a dialogue between interpersonal psychoanalytic theory and aspects of culture that are, or have been, taboo, cutting edge, or mundane. Also presented are fresh clinical perspectives on a diverse range of daily problems in living and struggles with desire. This book will appeal to psychoanalysts, academics, students, and a general readership.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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About the Author
Jean Petrucelli is Director and Co-Founder of the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Service at the William Alanson White Institute in New York City, where she is also a Supervising analyst and on the Teaching Faculty. She has lectured extensively on the interpersonal treatment of eating disorders and is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City.
Table of Contents
Contents: Judith Brisman, "Privacy and passion: shadows in the analytic terrain", Philip M. Bromberg "It never entered my mind": some reflections on desire, dissociation and disclosure", Polly Young-Eisendrath "Secrets of analytic love and the transformation of desire", Adam Phillips "Desiring by myself", Jean Petrucelli "Take a walk on the wild side": regulation, compulsion and desire", Richard A. Chefetz "I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then":longing for a coherent mind. Interpreting implicit processes in the psychoanalytic exploration of mind", Ethel S. Person "S & M: I love your pain, do you like my disdain?", Edgar A. Levenson "Oh what a blow that phantom gave me!": Observations on the rise of virtual desire", Elizabeth Halsted "A shoe is rarely just a shoe: women's accessories and their psyches", Candace Martin "Fetish: fashion, sex, and power", Rachel Maines "Freud and the steam-powered vibrator", Sue Kolod "Lust and unlust: an interpersonal look at menopause", Seth Aronson "Desire's dark alchemy: turning gold into dross", Jill C. Howard "Dangerous liasons": the splitting of desire in infidelity", Janet Tintner "Cabbin'd, cribb'd, confin'd: kleptomania reconsidered", Tova Mirvis "Strange dreams and evil inclinations: the emergence of forbidden desire", Avivah Zornberg "Seduced into Eden: the beginning of desire", Lewis Aron "The tree of knowledge, good and evil: conflicting interpretations"