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The Vitality of Objects : Exploring the Work of Christopher Bollas.

Author: Joseph Scalia
Publisher: London : SAGE Publications, 2002.
Series: Disseminations: Psychoanalysis in Context.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the most interesting theorists in contemporary psychoanalysis, Bollas emphasizes both the creativity of subjectivity itself and the key place of experience in the formation of psychical constructions and fantasy"--Anthony Elliott, Centre for Critical Theory, University of the West of England This eclectic collection of essays reflects the far-reaching, multi-dimensional influence of Christopher Bollas.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Christopher Bollas; Christopher Bollas
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Scalia
ISBN: 9781446266106 1446266109
OCLC Number: 823580390
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages).
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Acknowledgements --
Notes on Contributors --
Preface --
Introduction --
Part I --
Essays from Psychoanalysis --
Chapter 1 --
Lost in Thought: The Receptive Unconscious --
Chapter 2 --
Idiom, Intuition and Unconscious Intelligence: Thoughts on Some Aspects of the Writings of Christopher Bollas --
Chapter 3 --
Futures --
Chapter 4 --
Transformational, Conservative and Terminal Objects: The Application of Bollas's Concepts to Practice --
Chapter 5 --
'Love is Where it Finds You': The Caprices of the 'Aleatory Object' --
Part II --
Essays from other Disciplines. Chapter 6 --
Returns of the Repressed: Some New Applications of Psychoanalysis to Ethnography --
Chapter 7 --
Of Knowledge and Mothers: On the Work of Christopher Bollas --
Chapter 8 --
The Poetics of Analysis: Klein, Bollas and the Theory of the Text --
Chapter 9 --
'If My Mouth Could Marry a Hurt like That!': Reading Auto-Mutilation, Auto-Biography in the Work of Christopher Bollas and Sylvia Plath --
Chapter 10 --
Painting into a Corner: Representation as Shelter --
Chapter 11 --
Cracking up the Audience --
Part III --
A Conversation with Christopher Bollas --
Christopher Bollas. Selected Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Disseminations: Psychoanalysis in Context.

Abstract:

"One of the most interesting theorists in contemporary psychoanalysis, Bollas emphasizes both the creativity of subjectivity itself and the key place of experience in the formation of psychical constructions and fantasy"--Anthony Elliott, Centre for Critical Theory, University of the West of England This eclectic collection of essays reflects the far-reaching, multi-dimensional influence of Christopher Bollas. Bollas galvanises our understanding of what happens when people encounter the objects - the endlessly variegated content - of external reality. Each of us ha.

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