Perhaps instead of battening on the Freudian understanding of paranoia, for all its useful definitional linkage to homoerotic issues, it would be more descriptive here to use Melanie Klein
's less differentiated, arguably less elegant concept of the paranoid position.
Inmediatamente, el capitulo 1 se interna en una esclarecedora exposicion de los estudios de Freud sobre el lesbianismo, para a continuacion conducirnos a la teoria psicoanalitica de las relaciones objetales, expuesta por Melanie Klein
y continuada por Nancy Chodorow, Jessica Benjamin, Charlotte Wolff, Teresa De Lauretis y Suzanne Juhasz.
We are not presented with a book of a Kleinian psychoanalyst, but with a critical study on a notion invented by Melanie Klein
, projective identification, which plays an essential role in the practice of Kleinian-oriented analysts.
explores the fantasy of omnipotence at length in her essay, "The Psychogenesis of Manic-Depressive States." This fantasy is both the prerequisite for the development of social relations and a project doomed to failure, since omniscience can exist only as a fantasy.
She provides background on the ideas and thinking of individuals involved in the development of the school of object relations, including Freud, Melanie Klein
, and John Bowlby, and discusses the influence of Winnicott's early years and love of music on his professional development; the elements and impact of music; and specific concepts of Winnicott and how they can be used to clarify music therapy processes: holding, play, transitional objects and transitional phenomena, aggression and hate, and the sense of self.
Having originated as a PhD dissertation, this book maintains substantial scholarly reference, ranging from Sigmund Freud's "Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through" (1914) to the psychological theories of Melanie Klein
Rickels draws on the work of British psychoanalyst Melanie Klein
, a pioneer in the analysis of children, whose work inaugurated attempts to address psychosis through psychoanalysis, to extend the world of object relations to the encrypted past.