With Culture in Mind: Psychoanalytic Stories

Editor : Muriel Dimen

With Culture in Mind: Psychoanalytic Stories

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 216
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 31181
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415884877
  • ISBN 10 : 041588487X

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This is a new kind of anthology. More conversation than collection, it locates the psychic and the social in clinical moments illuminating the analyst's struggle to grasp a patient's internal life as voiced through individual political, social, and material contexts. Each chapter is a single detailed case vignette in which aspects of race, gender, sexual orientation, heritage, ethnicity - elements of the sociopolotical matrix of culture - are brought to the fore in the transference-countertransference dimension, demonstrating how they affect the analytic encounter. Additionally, discussions by three senior analysts further deconstruct patients' and analysts' cultural embeddedness as illustrated in each chapter. For the practicing clinician as well as the seasoned academic, this highly readable and intellectually compelling book clearly demonstrates that culture saturates subjective experience - something that all mental health professionals should keep in mind.

About the Editor(s)

Muriel Dimen, PhD, is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and Professor Emerita, Anthropology, Lehman College (CUNY). On the faculties of many institutes, she is Editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality, associate editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and a founding board member and former Treasurer of the International Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. A Fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, she practices in Manhattan and supervises nationally.

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