Challenges of Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century: by Jorge Canestri (auth.), José Guimón, Sara Zac de Filc (eds.)

By Jorge Canestri (auth.), José Guimón, Sara Zac de Filc (eds.)

During dialogue of psychoanalysis and digital fact within the new millennium, it used to be envisioned that during the following century the diversities among the wide awake, subconscious, and the pre-conscious should be reconsidered in view of the ever-expanding suggestions created through digital fact. there'll be digital sexual acts over the net, ovum parthenogenesis might be attainable with out the intervention of the male, and clonic copy of the person might be conducted within the laboratory. the kid born in those conditions will relate to a widening array of strength parental figures: the vintage heterosexual couple, the single-parent relatives, the gay couple, the transsexual determine, and so forth. All it will after all regulate the vintage Oedipal constellation and surely the gender id of the kid.

There might be makes an attempt to suffer psychoanalysis through the web within the comparable means that different kinds of psychotherapy are being virtualized. yet this may strength us to redefine transference. however, it kind of feels most probably that psychoanalysis as a psychotherapeutic device will, within the twenty first century, relate extra to somatic, scientific sufferers or to the `worried good' than to psychiatric sufferers. those short concerns at the scope of our deliberations ultimately clarify the variety of this e-book, but in addition justify its curiosity.

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3. DEVELOPMENT AND DESTINY Putting these two ideas into perspective sheds light on the place occupied by infantile sexuality through the effects of encounter as was so well shown by C. Bollas, in «The Forces of Destiny», positioning himself as he did in relation to the double heritage of S. W. Winnicott. As we know, S. Freud was in some ways more destiny- than development-oriented. In the «Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality», his chapter on drives is in fact entitled «Drives and their Destiny» and not «Drives and their Development».

Just as defaecation and faeces become disgusting and shameful in childhood, the sexual fantasies linked to the digestive apparatus become intolerable and may lead to anorexia. Of course this does not explain why a particular girl becomes anorexic, but it may give an interesting clue to understanding this terrible pathology and help the doctor with these difficult and demanding patients. One must realise that one's own words may be felt by the other to be an unbearably odious and perverse penetration.

Whereas, for instance, in relation to breasts, all children are identical, jealous of each other; they are all clones whatever their gender. Viewing with 'libidinal eyes' the female or the male genitals - nothing like a penis, missing or not - should certainly be the precondition of the anxiety which follows the threat. Can one «see» without libidinal cathexis? One should say yes, of course. But if so the psychoanalyst has to choose: either the boy views the female sex organ with an aroused libidinally cathected and pleasurable look and what he has seen becomes unpleasurably cathected in a deferred way at the time of the threat, or he sees nothing according to the parent's wish and the threat becomes unintelligible.

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