in them as what Louse Kaplan ( 1990 ) , writing in the feminist tradition , called "
female perversions . ... He hasn't read ChasseguetSmirgel's ( 1985 ) Creativity and Perversion and probably never will — even my paper was , he complained ...
Author: Stephen A. Mitchell
"Over the course of the past 15 years, there has been a vast sea change in American psychoanalysis. It takes the form of a broad movement away from classical psychoanalytic theorizing grounded in Freud's drive theory toward models of mind and development grounded in object relations concepts. In clinical practice as well there has been a corresponding movement away from the classical principles of neutrality, abstinence, and anonymity toward an interactive vision of the analytic situation that places the analytic relationship, with its powerful, reciprocal affective currents, in the foreground." "The wellspring of these innovations is the work of a group of psychoanalysts who have struggled to integrate aspects of interpersonal psychoanalysis, various British object relations theories, and psychoanalytic feminism." "Relational Psychoanalysis: The Emergence of a Tradition brings together for the first time the seminal papers of the major authors within this tradition. Each paper is accompanied by an introduction in which the editors place it in its historical context and by a new afterword in which the author suggests subsequent developments in his or her thinking. This book is an invaluable resource for any clinical practitioner, teacher, or student of psychoanalysis interested in exploring the exciting developments of recent years."--Jacket.
Two Letters Doubts about Creativity and Perversion Note , also - It's interesting
that Janine ChasseguetSmirgel was ... has written A Plea for a Measure of
Abnormality [ Basic Books ) and New Theatres of the Mind , also about
She links perversion to a failure to internalize the paternal function of ' barrier
against incest ' ( p . ... for the creative sexual relationship between the parents , is
one powerful factor that prevents the patient from developing her own creativity .
From a wider angle, perversion embraces more than plain sexual behaviours
and includes behaviours associated with creativity and innovation. Under the
influence of pregenital idealizations, there is a latent part in everyone's psychic ...
Author: Antonios Vadolas
Contemporary versions of evil demonise modern "fascists", "totalitarian threats", and "Hitlers". As if not obscure enough, fascist evil has been equivocally linked with perversion. This book reveals that both fascism and perversion implicate the non-symbolisable kernel in politics, which becomes the source of their mystification. It argues that the fascist does not take the same discursive position as the pervert does, regarding this symbolic gap. The author develops a new rhetoric, de-pathologised and de-ideologised, regarding the structure of the so-called pervert, introducing new vocabularies and directions for psychoanalytic research that further distance the pervert, or whom he calls the "extra-ordinary subject", from fascist politics and, instead, exposes his diachronic "fascist" isolation from the social edifice. This reveals the fruitful alternatives that can stem from a "return to Freud cum Lacan", which supports a flexible on-going reformulation of psychoanalytic knowledge.
French psychoanalyst Janine Chasseguet - Smirgel provides a way of theorizing
these issues in her examination of the determinants and meaning of perversion , Creativity and Perversion . She argues that , if changing the established order of
Young Swann Swann ( Impotence Odette ( Desirability / Beauty ) Creativity Perversion Mme . Verdurin ( Repugnance / Ugliness ) Napoleon ( Power )
Charlus Diagram 2.1 militantly heterosexual ( in this he is a rarity in the novel ) as
Author: Michael Sprinker
Category: Literary Criticism
This departure from the norm reveals a side to Proust that was capable of observing the class struggle in the Third Republic, a possibility that the author discovered in his studying and interpretation of A la recherche du temps perdu.
This is why a person acting out a perversion can be called a sexual illusionist,
one who devises creative but sometimes highly tricky solutions to life's problems.
A key reason perversions fascinate us is that they mirror our own need to master
Author: Dustin Kahoud
In Sex, Drugs, and Creativity: The Search for Magic in a Disenchanted World, Kahoud and Knafo take a close look at omnipotent fantasies in three domains: sex, drugs, and creativity. They demonstrate how these fantasies emerge and how artists draw on them both to create and destroy—sometimes simultaneously – and how understanding this can help psychoanalysts work more effectively with these individuals. Using the personal statements of influential artists and entertainers, in addition to clinical material, the authors examine the omnipotence of self-destruction as it contends with that of creative artists. The authors argue that creative artists use omnipotent fantasies to imagine the world differently - this enables them to produce their art, but also leaves these artists vulnerable to addiction. Chapters devoted to Stephen King and Anne Sexton demonstrate the ways these authors used drugs and alcohol to fuel imagination and inspire creative output while simultaneously doing harm to themselves. A detailed case study also demonstrates successful clinical work with a creative substance user. Sex, Drugs, and Creativity will appeal to anyone interested in the links between creativity and substance use, and will be of great use to psychoanalysts and mental health practitioners working with these challenging clients.
As I and others have often noted , the term ' perversion ' is an insulting epithet ,
but the term ' perverse ' is something ... is defiantly psychoanalytically orthodox ,
as it is in Chasseguet - Smirgel's book Creativity and Perversion , which I edited ...
... Ooi, L. B., Shin, W. S., Oei, T. P. S., & Leng, L. (2005). Do adaptors and
innovators subscribe to opposing values? Creativity Research Journal, 17, 273–
281. Lachmann, F. M. (2005). Creativity, perversion, and the violations of
Author: Mark A. Runco
An integrative introduction to the theories and themes in research on creativity, the second edition of Creativity is both a reference work and text for courses in this burgeoning area of research. The book begins with a discussion of the theories of creativity (Person, Product, Process, Place), the general question of whether creativity is influenced by nature or nurture, what research has indicated of the personality and style of creative individuals from a personality analysis standpoint, and how social context affects creativity. This wide-ranging work then proceeds to coverage of issues such as gender differences, whether creativity can be enhanced, if creativity is related to poor mental or physical health, and much more. The book contains boxes covering special interest items, including one-page biographies of famous creative individuals, and activities for a group or individual to test or encourage creativity, as well as references to Internet sites relating to creativity. Includes all major theories and perspectives on creativity Consolidates recent research into a single source Includes key terms defined and text boxes with interesting related material Single authored for clarity and consistency of presentation
Author: Elisabeth RoudinescoPublish On: 2013-10-21
Whether they are sublime because they turn to art or mysticism, or abject because they surrender to their murderous impulses, the perverse are part of us because they exhibit something that we always conceal: our own negativity and our dark ...
Author: Elisabeth Roudinesco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Where does perversion begin? Who is perverse? Ever since the word first appeared in the Middle Ages, anyone who delights in evil and in the destruction of the self or others has been described as 'perverse'. But while the experience of perversion is universal, every era has seen it and dealt with it in its own way. The history of perversion in the West is told here through a study of great emblematic figures of the perverse - Gilles de Rais, the mystical saints and the flagellants in the middle ages, the Marquis de Sade in the eighteenth century, the masturbating child, the male homosexual and the hysterical woman nineteenth century, Nazism in the twentieth century, and the complementary figures of the paedophile and the terrorist in the twenty-first. The perverse are rarely talked about and when they are it is usually only to be condemned. They are commonly viewed as monstrous and cruel, as something alien to the very nature of being human. And yet, perversion can also attest to creativity and self-transcendence, to the refusal of individuals to submit to the rules and prohibitions that govern human life. Perversion fascinates us precisely because it can be both abject and sublime. Whether they are sublime because they turn to art or mysticism, or abject because they surrender to their murderous impulses, the perverse are part of us because they exhibit something that we always conceal: our own negativity and our dark side.
The next section on the logic of this presentation , perversion as a regulator of
self - esteem , is in Chapter 3 . ... The phallic woman : the ubiquitous fantasy in
perversions . ... Chasseguet - Smirgel , J . ( 1984 ) Creativity and perversion .
Author: Ismond Rosen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Social Science
This book has become well established as the leading international reference on sexual deviation. The third edition builds on the outstanding success of its predecessors, and offers readable, personal, and the most up-to-date accounts of findings in the clinical, experimental, and academicaspects of all fields dealing with sexual deviation.Throughout the book there is an emphasis on clinical treatments, supported by a summary of the latest experimental findings on the biology of sexual behaviour. Distinguished practitioners and academic experts discuss the most recent advances in their field from a psychiatric, legal,psychotherapeutic, and behaviour therapy point of view, particularly in relation to sex offenders.The third edition of Sexual Deviation will be required reading for all professionals dealing with sexual deviation - psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, clinical psychologists, counsellors, forensic psychiatrists, lawyers, magistrates, probation officers, and criminologists.
In Chausseguet-Smirgel's reading, Sade's intention, for example, is "to reduce
the universe to faeces, or rather to annihilate the universe of differences" ("
Perversion and the Universal Law" in Chausseguet-Smirgel, Creativity and Perversion ...
Author: Gale Group
Category: Literary Criticism
The plays, theme or focus of this volume includes: RaceOthelloThe Merchant of Venice
Author: Molly Anne RothenbergPublish On: 2003-04-30
Thus Fight Club is hardly an ''anti- institutional'' response to contemporary
capitalism, just as creativity, perversion or transgression are not necessarily
emancipatory today.. ..Ratherthan a political act, Fight Club thus seems to be a
Author: Molly Anne Rothenberg
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The masochist, the voyeur, the sadist, the sodomite, the fetishist, the pedophile, and the necrophiliac all expose hidden but essential elements of the social relation. Arguing that the concept of perversion, usually stigmatized, ought rather to be understood as a necessary stage in the development of all non-psychotic subjects, the essays in Perversion and the Social Relation consider the usefulness of the category of the perverse for exploring how social relations are formed, maintained, and transformed. By focusing on perversion as a psychic structure rather than as aberrant behavior, the contributors provide an alternative to models of social interpretation based on classical Oedipal models of maturation and desire. At the same time, they critique claims that the perverse is necessarily subversive or liberating. In their lucid introduction, the editors explain that while fixation at the stage of the perverse can result in considerable suffering for the individual and others, perversion motivates social relations by providing pleasure and fulfilling the psychological need to put something in the place of the Father. The contributors draw on a variety of psychoanalytic perspectives—Freudian and Lacanian—as well as anthropology, history, literature, and film. From Slavoj Žižek's meditation on “the politics of masochism” in David Fincher's movie Fight Club through readings of works including William Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner, Don DeLillo’s White Noise, and William Burroughs's Cities of the Red Night, the essays collected here illuminate perversion's necessary role in social relations. Contributors. Michael P. Bibler, Dennis A. Foster, Bruce Fink, Octave Mannoni, E. L. McCallum, James Penney, Molly Anne Rothenberg, Nina Schwartz, Slavoj Žižek
This bi-partite collection offers a series of perspectives on perversion by a range of psychoanalytic practitioners and theorists (edited by Dany Nobus), and a selection of papers by scholars who work with, or critique, psychoanalytic ...
Author: Prof. Lisa Downing
Perversion - its ubiquity in infantile life and its persistence in the psychical and sexual lives of some adults - was a central element of Freud's lifelong work. The problem of perversion has since been revisited by many psychoanalytic schools with the result that Freud's original view of perversion has been replaced by numerous - often contradictory - perspectives on its aetiology, development and treatment. The concept of perversion has also been significant for the disciplines of cultural studies and gender and queer theory, which have explored the creative and dissident powers of perversion, while expressing a suspicion of its operation as a pathological category. This bi-partite collection offers a series of perspectives on perversion by a range of psychoanalytic practitioners and theorists (edited by Dany Nobus), and a selection of papers by scholars who work with, or critique, psychoanalytic theories of perversion (edited by Lisa Downing). It stages a serious dialogue between psychoanalysis and its commentators on the controversial issue of non-normative sexuality.
The destructive and meaninglessness nonbeing must feed on meaning and creativity before it can exist . Thus the demonic is the unity of formcreating and
form - destroying strength . The demonic is the perversion of the creative ; and
Author: Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley
Publisher: Philosophy of Creativity Monog
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Marx believes that his view is not of a utopia because immanent forces of human creativity created the perversion and those same forces are due to redeem man
from this self-inflicted perversion. To use the Kantian pronouncement: Since ...
Author: Nathan Rotenstreich
Publisher: Humanities Press
This book is concerned with the exploration of the concept of human dignity. This concept is taken as the ultimate basis of the entitlement of man to his special position in the interhuman context and also as what can be described as the metaphysical orbit. The thesis of the book is that the concept is eclectic, so that it is mandatory to explore its various components, analyzed here: man and morality and eventually the attribution of sancity to human life as such. The method pursued explores these various aspects by analyzing the most prominent expressions of the various views of philosophers, and adding critical comments to the analysis.
Early Traits of Creative Structure There was so much abandonment and pain in
John ' s early life , so much confusion ... psychosis , Lacan further distinguished
an intermediate category between hysteria and psychosis : that of perversion .
Author: Henry W. Sullivan
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Literary Criticism
The Beatles were the most significant cultural phenomenon of their time, but "what" exactly did they signify? Using a psychoanalytic approach, "The Beatles with Lacan" attempts to answer this still relevant question. It argues that Beatlemania and the music of Lennon/McCartney highlighted the end of the Modern Age as it had been expressed in the ideals of the Enlightenment. The albums from "Revolver" (1966) to "Abbey Road" (1969) are seen collectively as the first popular post-modern classic of western music, and the Beatles themselves as cultural pioneers of enduring achievement.