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Psychoanalytic Judaism, Judaic Psychoanalysis

Stephen Frosh

Jewish Origins The Jewish origins of psychoanalysis are well recognised and widely rehearsed and are a clear sociological fact. 1 However, this does not mean quite the same thing as it might have done if the origins of psychoanalysis were

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Existential Psychoanalysis and Sociogeny

Thomas Meagher

This article seeks to explore the relationship between two terms—Jean-Paul Sartre's notion of “existential psychoanalysis” and Frantz Fanon's notion of “sociogeny”—and the realities that they invoke. In so doing, it seeks to demonstrate the

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Psychoanalysis, Jews and History

David Herman

the attackers were smashing in the door downstairs. The dream did not end very satisfactorily, as the men did not get in, or we did not get out. 1 This dream appeared in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis in 1927, in an article called

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Phenomenological Psychoanalysis

The Epistemology of Ethnographic Field Research

Jadran Mimica

In this article I sketch out some fundamental aspects of ethnographic practice and understanding within the framework of phenomenology and psychoanalysis. Their synthesis, created through continuous field research and self-transformative thinking, offers a deeper understanding of psyche, unconscious, and imagination as the generative matrix of human cultural life-worlds. Moreover, this view posits ethnographic experience and creation of critical gnosis as the primary condition for the restoration of anthropological self-understanding and the pursuit of truth-bound knowledge and action.

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Sartre, Lacan, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis

A Defense of Lacanian Responsibility

Blake Scott

Psychoanalysis: An Existential Challenge to Clinical Metatheory , which contains three whole chapters dedicated to a comparison of the philosophical underpinnings of Sartrean and Lacanian approaches to clinical therapy. In this text, Cannon presents what I take

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Culture and Psychoanalysis

A Personal Journey

Sudhir Kakar

Starting with a reflection on the experience of his own analysis, conducted in German by a German analyst, the author explores the problems of psychoanalytic work carried out in a cross-cultural context. First, the Hindu world-view and its three major elements, moksha, dharma, and karma, are explained. The cultural belief in a person's inner limitations is contrasted with the Western mind-set of individual achievement. The high value that Hindu society places on connection as opposed to separation and how this affects notions of gender and the sense of one's body is discussed. The article then returns to the author's experiences in analysis and his conclusions about the nature of cultural transference and counter-transference and the optimal approach toward psychoanalysis with regard to differing cultural backgrounds.

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The Religion of Psychoanalysis, or Ode to a Nightingale

Shahid Najeeb

The central thesis of this article is that psychoanalysis is an organic offshoot of that evolutionary process called religion. As such it has more in common with the world's religions than it would care to admit. Nor would the world's religions feel particularly excited about admitting psychoanalysis in their midst, for its inclusion forces a rethinking of their place in human development. Using Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale," the author looks at the pain of human existence and how it has resulted in the concepts of soul, God, and immortality. The nature of sentience—being aware of one's awareness—is examined. The article asserts that psychoanalysis is the process by which the soul examines itself, thought examines thinking, and life examines its meaning. The author describes religion, soul theory, and psychoanalysis as having evolved naturally and necessarily from human existence and experience, and views them as necessary dimensions of existence.

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Psychoanalysis as Torat Hayim

In Praise of Separation

Agata Bielik-Robson

. —Jacques Derrida, ‘Edmond Jabès and the Question of the Book’ 1 Among many features that predestine psychoanalysis to pass for a ‘Jewish science’, there is one which trumps the others in the rank of importance: the affirmation of the act of birth thanks

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Illness as Irony in Psychoanalysis

Paul Antze

This chapter examines the ironic reversals found in many psychoan- alytic interpretations, looking especially at their construal of the rela- tionship between illness and agency. Freudian interpretations take two different forms, one associated with the current uses of illness, the other with its infantile origins. I argue that these two ways of reading illness draw their structures from the two most influential forms of irony in Western literature. Interpretations stressing the cur- rent uses of neurotic symptoms follow a pattern laid down by rhetor- ical irony, in which the ironist’s seeming innocence or incapacity conceals a strategic aim. Those tracing neurosis to its infantile origins follow the pattern of dramatic irony; here the concern is with hidden forces shaping a victim’s destiny.

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Postmodern Depthlessness and the Psyche

Therapy, Displacement and Emotional Simulacra in Carrie Fisher's Postcards From the Edge

Jo Trevenna

cultural currency of psychoanalysis and therapy in the Hollywood community. Postcards From the Edge follows the progress of recovering drug addict, Suzanne Vale, whose experience is often characterised by emotional, psychological, linguistic and reality