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What Would I Do with Lacan Today?

Thoughts on Sartre, Lacan, and Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Betty Cannon

psychoanalysis as well as other branches of psychotherapy. The first is a resurgence of interest in Bowlby’s attachment theory. Bowlby, as a practicing psychoanalyst, considered the role of attachment theory to be a reform of psychoanalytic theory, aligning it

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Home and Away

Place Appreciation and Purposeful Relocation in Later Life

Neil Thin


Worldwide, people’s attachments to places are typically ambivalent, and complemented by desires for mobility and scene-changing. So to understand relationships between place and wellbeing, we need to look beyond the simple idea that some kinds of place, local characteristics and place attachments make people’s lives go better. Places matter, but wellbeing is not environmentally determined, it is a complex outcome of lifelong interactions between people and places. Some of these are conscious and deliberate, and some involve deliberate relocation as well as processes of attachment. This article supplements the environmental determinism of ‘good place’ theories, and the social constructionism of ‘healthy place attachment’ theories, with recommendations for a systematic approach to mapping and analysing how wellbeing happens. It pays particular attention to deliberate ‘place appreciation’, which refers to these dynamic interactions through which people actively derive value from places. Ethnographic examples of deliberate ecological self-improvement in later life are explored to highlight three kinds of place-related wellbeing strategies: place-making, local mobility and relocation. A simple analytical system is proposed to highlight the potential relevance to policy and practice of a systematic sociocultural ecology of wellbeing.

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Interiority and government of the child

Transparency, risk, and good governance in Indonesia

Jan Newberry

similar mobility in the shaping of self and play through the adaptation in contemporary Korea of theraplay, a play-based psychotherapy derived from Bowlby’s 1960s attachment theory (Bretherton 1992). Anthropologists have considered play in cross

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‘People-Place-Process’ and Attachment in the Museum

A New Paradigm for Understanding Belonging?

Susannah Eckersley

relation to discourses of migration and loss of home, has not yet found its home in place attachment theory. It is crucial for place attachment to be understood in relation to both its positive and negative aspects, for place detachment, or place

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Marco Solimene, Mariann Vaczi, Paul Manning, Bozena Sojka, Stephen Quilley, Anna Zhelnina, and Aimar Ventsel

sociology of Norbert Elias, and the notion of very specific and identifiable patterns of societal habitus, with John Bowlby's developmental ‘attachment theory’. For me, this was the most effective contribution. Channelling Max Weber, Mulholland makes the

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Catrin Gibson

: Sartre Contra Attachment Theory’, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 29, no. 1 (1998): 4–22. 18 Hazel E. Barnes, Sartre and Flaubert (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981), 24. 19 Dan Zahavi, ‘Self and Other: From Pure Ego to Co