Trauma and Pain Without a Subject: Disruptive Marks in the Psyche, Resignified

Author(s) : Juan-Eduardo Tesone

Trauma and Pain Without a Subject: Disruptive Marks in the Psyche, Resignified

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2024
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 182
  • Category :
    Trauma and Violence
  • Catalogue No : 97520
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032647777
  • ISBN 10 : 1032647779

Reviews and Endorsements

The author discusses the challenges facing a psychoanalysis that refuses to be a relic. Tesone re-thinks subjective production through the vicissitudes of the drives and their identification destiny, in a trajectory from indiscrimination to the acceptance of otherness and subjective evolution. How can we produce theoretical thinking anchored in clinical experience and capable of fighting dogmatism? How do we consider the complexity of the subject, which oscillates between the redundant and the unpredictable, between repetition and novelty? These questions permeate his book. It provokes enthusiasm because it dares to be open while also based on experience. A book that invites a dialogue. It has brought me to re-think notions I thought definitive. For this I am grateful and recommend it.
Dr. Luis Horstein, Physician and psychoanalyst, President of FUNDEP (Foundation for Psychoanalytic Studies)

The author highlights two poles that structure the traumatic: the existence of the other and the subject’s own sexuality. He emphasizes the specific in what is Disruptive, the Traumatic, and Symbolization: a total lack of representation, a black hole of the psyche. He alerts us to the excess of binding as the antithesis of chaos, which is the basis of psychic change. In this sense, psychoanalysis is called upon to work through the tension between the sexes of the phallic order and the ‘nothing’ order, generating idiosyncratic representations and overcoming the cisgender product of thwarting binarism. In this set of psychoanalytic texts, Tesone gives us a creative, in-depth discussion of the vicissitudes of the body.
Moty Benyakar, Physician, psychiatrist, and Full Member of the Israeli Psychoanalytic Society; Professor Emeritus of the USAL, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Disruptive Committee in the doctoral program in Psychology of the USAL; Full Member of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association and of the International Psychoanalytical Association

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