Kleinians: Psychoanalysis Inside Out

Author(s) : Janet Sayers

Click here to read Janet Sayer's latest blog

Kleinians: Psychoanalysis Inside Out

Book Details

  • Publisher : Polity Press
  • Published : January 2000
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 256
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 12501
  • ISBN 13 : 9780745621241
  • ISBN 10 : 0745621244
Paperback
£17.99
Usually despatched within 4-5 working days
Free delivery worldwide
Add to basket
Add to wishlist
Email

There are currently no reviews
Be the first to review

Leave a review

Janet Sayers tells the story of the revolution in psychology pioneered by psychoanalyst Melanie Klein through an account of the personal and public lives of its main architects, their families and patients. The result is a mixture of biography, psychoanalytic theory and individual case studies. 242 pages.

Reviews and Endorsements

'Kleinians is a compelling account of the extraordinary revolution in psychology pioneered by the psychoanalyst Melanie Klein and nine of her colleagues and followers, including Susan Isaacs, Joan Riviere, Wilfred Bion, Frances Tustin and Hanna Segal.

Drawing on her experience as a teacher, writer and therapist, Janet Sayers tells the story of this revolution through an account of the personal and public lives of its main architects, their families and patients. The result is a lively mixture of biography, psychoanalytic theory and individual case studies. The author begins with Klein's pioneering extension of Freud's theories to the analysis of very young children. This led to her claim that from birth onwards children internalize figures from their outer world, resulting in an interaction of inner and outer factors which then govern our psychology. Sayers shows how, sometimes with bitter controversy, this radical insight was variously developed, and is still being developed by Klein's followers, thereby enormously enhancing our understanding of the creative and destructive factors shaping our everyday lives.

'this is an astonishing compilation of biographical and professional details about Melanie Klein and nine of her followers. Many are of such recent history that these are uniquely valuable accounts. They give a clear picture of a remarkable group of psychoanalysts whose influence since the Second World War has been gaining ground steadily within the international psychoanalytic movement... The group is remarkable, and this book is a remarkable celebration of them.'
- Bob Hinshelwood, Professor of Psychoanalysis and author of Kleinian Thought and Melanie Klein for Beginners

About the Author(s)

After leaving Dartington Hall School (where Stokes spent time in the 1930s), and after studying philosophy and psychology at Cambridge, and clinical psychology at the Tavistock Clinic in London, Janet Sayers (née Toulson) moved to Canterbury where she works for the NHS and teaches, as emeritus professor of psychoanalytic psychology, at the University of Kent.

More titles by Janet Sayers

Customer Reviews

Our customers have not yet reviewed this title. Be the first add your own review for this title.

You may also like

Psycho-Analytic Insight and Relationships: A Kleinian Approach

Psycho-Analytic Insight and Relationships: A Kleinian Approach

Isca Salzberger-Wittenberg

Price £28.35

save £2.64

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Margot Waddell

Price £9.99

Experiencing Endings and Beginnings

Experiencing Endings and Beginnings

Isca Salzberger-Wittenberg

Price £28.35

save £0.64

On Adolescence: Inside Stories

On Adolescence: Inside Stories

Margot Waddell

Price £29.69

save £3.30

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates