The Work of Confluence: Listening and Interpreting in the Psychoanalytic Field
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This book aims to expand the Barangers' oeuvre to the English language and, consequently, to a broader spectrum of readers. These contributions represent a pioneering work of great interest to the field of psychoanalysis. Their proposals concerning the concept of psychoanalytic field, "basic unconscious fantasy", bastion and insight, address the whole question of the analytic situation and anticipate current debates.
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'Willy and Madeleine Baranger, analysts of French origin who trained in Argentina and who had a decisive role in the development of Uruguayan psychoanalysis, are two of the most creative and stimulating authors in Latin American psychoanalysis. Among their many contributions, I would like to mention two main concepts that can shed light on the therapeutic action of psychoanalysis. Their concepts of the dynamic field and unconscious fantasy represent the convergence of various contemporary schools of thought, such as the ideas of Kurt Lewin, Gestalt psychology and elaborations of ideas first put forward by Klein, Isaacs, and Bion.'
- Claudio Laks Eizirik, President of the IPA, from the Foreword
The "insight" in the analytic situation.
The notion of "material" and the prospective temporal aspect of interpretation.
Spiral process and the dynamic field.
Process and non-process in analytic work.
The mind of the analyst: from listening to interpretation.
The infantile psychic trauma from us to Freud: Pure Contradictions between theory and technique in psychoanalysis.
Bad faith, identity and omnipotence.
The dead/alive: object structure in mourning and depressive states.
The Ego and the function of ideology.
About the Authors
Willy Baranger died in Buenos Aires in 1994, but Madeleine Baranger keeps her active role in her own society, APA, as well as in international analytic meetings, where her papers are always welcomed.
Leticia Glocer Fiorini is a training psychoanalyst of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association and the current chair of the Publications Committee of the International Psychoanalytical Association and of the Publications Committee of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association. She is the author of "Deconstructing the Feminine" and contributor to a number of journals.
Notes about the author(s):
Leticia Glocer Fiorini is a training psychoanalyst of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association. She is the author of The Feminine and the Complex Thought (2001), editor of The Other in the Intersubjective Field (2004) and Time, History and Structure. A Psychoanalytical Approach (2006). Among other contributions in psychoanalytic journals concerning feminine sexuality she published: 'The enigma of the sexual difference' in Feminine Scenarios""(2000), 'Assisted fertilization, new problems' in Prevention in Mental Health (2002), 'The sexed body and the real, its meaning in transsexualism' in Masculine Scenarios (Karnac, 2003), 'Psychoanalysis and Gender, Convergences and Divergences' in Psychoanalysis and Gender Relations (2004) and 'The bodies of present-day maternity' in Motherhood in the Twenty-first Century (Karnac, 2006).
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