ISBN-10:
0231066279
ISBN-13:
9780231066273
Pub. Date:
06/14/1989
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
ISBN-10:
0231066279
ISBN-13:
9780231066273
Pub. Date:
06/14/1989
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
The Shadow of the Object: Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Known / Edition 1

The Shadow of the Object: Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Known / Edition 1

by Christopher Bollas Christopher Bollas

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Overview

Basing his view on the object relations theories of the "British School" of psychoanalysis, Christopher Bollas examines the human subject's memories of its earliest experiences (during infancy and childhood) of the object, whether it be mother, father, or self. He explains in well-written and non-technical language how the object can affect the child, or "cast in shadow," without the child being able to process this relation through mental representations of language.


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ISBN-13: 9780231066273
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 06/14/1989
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 301
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Christopher Bollas is Director of Education at the Austen Riggs Center of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Part I. The Shadow of the Object
1. The transformational object
2. The spirit of the object as the hand of fate
3. The self as object
4. At the other's play: to dream
5. The trisexual
Part 2. Moods
6. Moods and the conservative process
7. Loving hate
8. Normotic illness
9. Extractive interjection
Part 3. Countertransference
10. The liar
11. The psychoanalyst and the hysteric
12. Expressive uses of the countertransference
13. Self analysis and the countertransference
14. Ordinary regression to dependence
Part 4. Epilogue
15. The unthought known: early considerations

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