Seeing and Being Seen: Emerging from a Psychic Retreat

Author(s) : John Steiner

Seeing and Being Seen: Emerging from a Psychic Retreat

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 216
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 31218
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415575065
  • ISBN 10 : 0415575060

Reviews and Endorsements

'John Steiner continues the explorations he began in his excellent Psychic Retreats. In the course of fulfilling his aims, he has also summed up and enriched contemporary insight into many other aspects of the work of psychoanalysis and has laid out a Kleinian approach to resistance that is up-to-date, inclusive, and detailed.'
- Roy Schafer, From the Foreword

Contents: Foreword by Roy Schafer. Introduction. Part I: Embarrassment, Shame, And Humiliation. The Anxiety of Being Seen: Narcissistic Pride and Narcissistic Humiliation. Gaze, Dominance, and Humiliation in the Schreber Case. Improvement and the Embarrassment of Tenderness. Transference to the Analyst as an Excluded Observer. Part II: Helplessness, Power, and Dominance. The Struggle for Dominance in the Oedipus Situation. Helplessness and The Exercise of Power in the Analytic Session. Revenge And Resentment In The 'Oedipus Situation'. Part III: Mourning, Melancholia and the Repetition Compulsion. The Conflict Between Mourning And Melancholia. Repetition Compulsion, Envy, and the Death Instinct. References. Notes

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