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Psychoanalysis and creativity in everyday life : ordinary genius

Author: Gemma Corradi Fiumara
Publisher: East Sussex, UK : Routledge, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Psychoanalysis and Creativity in Everyday Life: Ordinary Genius is an attempt to create a psychoanalytic space for the quest and questions of our everyday creativity. Official creativity is normally applauded to the point of obscuring all other types of creativity, with detrimental consequences for our psychic life. However, as Gemma Corradi Fiumara demonstrates, the creative force of ordinary subjects can be as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gemma Corradi Fiumara
ISBN: 9780415637275 0415637279 9780415637282 0415637287 9780203498620 0203498623
OCLC Number: 828855701
Description: 153 p.
Contents: 1. Introductory Remarks: An epistemic space for ordinary genius; An Aristotelian legacy; Winnicott's psychoanalytic will; Blinding by historic genius; Opportunities for ordinary genius; "Blowing on the embers" versusJjeux de massacre. 2. Unsung Heroes: Regardless of magnitude; The question of relating; The courage to surrender. 3. Ego Development and De-Dreation of our Egos: Ways to learn --
and unlearning; Ways to unthink and rethink. 4. Genius: Ordinary and Extraordinary: Introduction; On the "essential superiority" of acclaimed inventiveness; Some contours of extraordinary genius; Features of ordinary genius; Melanie Klein and the other side of genius. 5. The Connective Function: Creative connections and their defaults; Creative connections and relational progress; The capacity to include. 6. The "I" of the Personality: Preliminary remarks; The embracing witness; The insightful "I"? beyond the ego. 7. Ceative Service: Am I my brother's keeper?; Contact: risks and gains; Caring: here and now. 8. Minding our Business: The legitimacy of creativeness; The affliction of parasitic projections; Addictive thinking; Escape from projections and ransom of the self
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Psychoanalysis and Creativity in Everyday Life: Ordinary Genius is an attempt to create a psychoanalytic space for the quest and questions of our everyday creativity. Official creativity is normally applauded to the point of obscuring all other types of creativity, with detrimental consequences for our psychic life. However, as Gemma Corradi Fiumara demonstrates, the creative force of ordinary subjects can be as vigorous as that of our acclaimed, official accomplishments. Corradi Fiumara focuses on the unsung creativity which emerges ...

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`Why hasn't someone written this book before! Gemma Corradi Fiumara turns her considerable analytic and philosophical talents to look at not the Einsteins of this world, but to `ordinary geniuses': Read more...

 
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