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The primitive edge of experience

The primitive edge of experience

Author: Thomas H Ogden
Publisher: London ; Northvale, N.J. : J. Aronson, 1992, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st softcover edView all editions and formats
'This is an extraordinary and exciting book, the work of a truly original and creative psychoanalytic theoretician and most astute clinician. Ogden continues to expand and to deepen his reformulations of the British object-relations theorists, M. Klein, W.R. Bion, D.W. Winnicott, W.R.D. Fairbairn, H. Guntrip, to illuminate further the world of internalized object relations. His concepts are evolutionary and at times  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ogden, Thomas H.
Primitive edge of experience.
London ; Northvale, N.J. : J. Aronson, 1992, ©1989
(DLC) 89006878
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas H Ogden
ISBN: 9780765707383 0765707381
OCLC Number: 812289468
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 244 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: The Structure of Experience; Experience in a Depressive Mode; Experience in a Paranoid-Schizoid Mode; The Autistic-Contiguous Mode of Generating Experience; Chapter 3: The Autistic-Contiguous Position; Primitive Organization of Experience; The Nature of Sensation-Dominated Experience; Autistic-Contiguous Experience and Pathological Autism; The Nature of Autistic-Contiguous Anxiety; Autistic-Contiguous Modes of Defense; Internalization in the Autistic-Contiguous Position. Autistic-Contiguous Anxiety and the Binding Power of SymbolsChapter 4: The Schizoid Condition; Schizoid Phenomena; The Contributions of Winnicott and Guntrip; Clinical Illustration: If a Tree Falls in the Forest; Chapter 5: The Transitional Oedipal Relationship in Female Development; The Female Oedipal Narrative; The Developmental Context; The Transitional Relationship; Psychopathology and the Oedipal Transitional Relationship; A Reevaluation of the Freudian Female Oedipal Narrative; Transference-Countertransference Implications; Implications for the Development of Gender Identity. Chapter 6: The Threshold of the Male Oedipus ComplexFreud's Perspective; The Scylla and Charybdis of the Threshold of the Male Oedipus Complex; The Organization of Sexual Meaning; Transitional Oedipal Object Relatedness; Clinical Illustration; The Absence of Thirdness; Chapter 7: The Initial Analytic Meeting; Creating Analytic Significance; Sustaining Psychological Strain in the Analytic Setting; Cautionary Tales; The Timing of Transference Interpretations; Analytic Space; Anxious Questioning; Creating a History; Concluding Comments; Chapter 8: Misrecognitions and the Fear of not Knowing. A Theoretical BackgroundA Developmental Perspective; The Structuralization of Misrecognition; Misrecognition of Affect: A Clinical Illustration; Misrecognition as a Dimension of Eating Disorders; Psychological Change in the Area of Recognition and Misrecognition; References; Index.
Responsibility: Thomas H. Ogden.


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Reading this book left me feeling that I had come across one of those rare works which induce us to rethink, in an unaccustomed way, our ideas about mental functioning and the analytic process. Its Read more...

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