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Author Gutiérrez-Peláez, Miguel, author

Title Confusion of tongues : a return to Sándor Ferenczi / Miguel Gutiérrez-Peláez
Published London : Routledge, 2018


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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; PROLOGUE; CHAPTER ONE Unveiling Ferenczi; CHAPTER TWO In the terrain of trauma; CHAPTER THREE A re-reading project; CHAPTER FOUR Old ruptures, new connections; CHAPTER FIVE The history of â#x80;#x9C;Confusion of tongues between adults and the childâ#x80;#x9D;; CHAPTER SIX On translation and the confusion of tongues: a â#x80;#x9C;beyondâ#x80;#x9D; for the confusion of tongues; CHAPTER SEVEN Babel and the tower of Babel; CHAPTER EIGHT Walter Benjaminâ#x80;#x99;s contributions to the issue of the â#x80;#x9C;confusion of tonguesâ#x80;#x9D
CHAPTER NINE The death of God and the â#x80;#x9C;language of the birdsâ#x80;#x9D;CHAPTER TEN The other â#x80;#x9C;otherâ#x80;#x9D; in Levinas; CHAPTER ELEVEN Lacan. On the verges of psychoanalytic experience; CHAPTER TWELVE Awakening to trauma: writings on traumatophilia; CHAPTER THIRTEEN The return to Ferenczi; CHAPTER FOURTEEN Final considerations; NOTES; REFERENCES; INDEX
Summary Sandor Ferenczi, Sigmund Freud's brilliant pupil as well as an innovative psychoanalyst, was silenced by various generations of his contemporaries until, in the past decades, his work began to be rediscovered. Certain aspects of his trauma theory, in fact, had never been thoroughly addressed, particularly, the connection he made between trauma and language. Miguel Gutierrez-Pelaez offers a new reading of Ferenczi by proposing a dialogue between the Hungarian psychoanalyst's work, philosophy, and contemporary psychoanalysis. Among the subjects covered, the book delves into the vulnerability of children and Ferenczi's never-ending search for a cure, the complex issue of war trauma and, more specifically, his anticipatory work in understanding the effects on the human psyche of the horrific experiences in concentration camps during World War II. These issues are raised against the backdrop of captivating figures like Jacques Lacan, Emmanuel Levinas, Giorgio Agamben, Derrida, Nietzsche, and Primo Levi, among others. The result is a unique insight into Ferenczi's "confusion of tongues", a novel concept that can help us to understand contemporary trauma
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 23, 2018)
Subject Ferenczi, Sándor, 1873-1933 -- Criticism and interpretation
Ferenczi, Sándor, 1873-1933. Confusion of tongues between the adults and the child
Ferenczi, Sándor, 1873-1933
Parent and child -- Psychological aspects
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Parent and child -- Psychological aspects
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780429466632