Psychoanalysis and Culture: A Kleinian Perspective

Editor : David Bell

Part of The Tavistock Clinic series - more in this series

Psychoanalysis and Culture: A Kleinian Perspective

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 1999
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 240
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  • Catalogue No : 5266
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855759749
  • ISBN 10 : 1855759748
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Through her numerous books and papers in learned journals, Hanna Segal has made contributions that have profoundly influenced contemporary psychoanalytic thinking. This influence extends far beyond the world of psychoanalysis per se: her work on aesthetics and symbolism and her contributions to political and social theory have made an important impact on the academic world in general.

In this book, David Bell provides an extensive introduction and theoretical background to the field, situating psychoanalysis itself in contemporary culture. In the following chapters, outstanding academics and psychoanalysts demonstrate how psychoanalytic ideas inform their own disciplines and interests, encompassing philosophy, sociology, literature, film and the life cycle. The book shows the relevance of psychoanalysis beyond the consulting room to the understanding of human affairs in general. It is particularly fitting that this book is in the Tavistock Clinic Series, given the Tavistock's long tradition of engagement with the arts and with social theory.

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'Both in her clinical work and in her applied work Segal has, implicitly, defended an objectivist, that is a philosophically "realist", position... these themes are richly articulated, illustrated and expanded in this excellent collection.'
- Otto F. Kernberg, MD, from his Foreword

David Bell, Ronald Britton, Michael Feldman, León Grinberg, Rebeca Grinberg, Pearl King, A.A. Mason, Michael Rustin, Ignês Sodré, John Steiner and Richard Wollheim

About the Editor(s)

David Bell is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Tavistock Clinic in London, where he directs the Fitzjohn’s Unit, a specialist service for serious/complex psychological disorders. He is visiting Professorial Fellow, Birkbeck College, London and past President of the British Psychoanalytical Society. Throughout his career he has been deeply involved in the relation between psychoanalysis and literature, philosophy and politics, and has made numerous contributions in these areas. He is one of the UK’s leading psychiatric experts in asylum/human rights. He is contributing editor of Reason and Passion and Psychoanalysis and Culture: A Kleinian Perspective.

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