Studies in the Psychosocial

Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community

Editors: Sheils, Barry, Walsh, Julie (Eds.)

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  • Collates discussion on two of Freud's most important metapsychological papers
  • Analyses contemporary communities using narcissism and melancholia as a framework
  • Balances clinical, literary, historical and political perspectives to create a truly interdisciplinary collection
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About this book

This book brings together the work of scholars and writer-practitioners of psychoanalysis to consider the legacy of two of Sigmund Freud's most important metapsychological papers: 'On Narcissism: An Introduction' (1914) and 'Mourning and Melancholia' (1917 [1915]).  These twin papers, conceived in the context of unprecedented social and political turmoil, mark a point in Freud’s metapsychological project wherein the themes of loss and of psychic violence were becoming incontrovertible facts in the story of subject formation. 
Taking as their concern the difficulty of setting apart the ‘inner’ and the ‘outer’ worlds, as well as the difficulty of preserving an image of the coherently boundaried subject, the psychoanalytic frameworks of narcissism and melancholia provide the background coordinates for the volume’s contributors to analyse contemporary subjectivities in new psychosocial contexts. This collection will be of great interest to all scholars and practitioners of psychoanalysis and the psychotherapies, social and cultural theory, gender and sexuality studies, politics, and psychosocial studies.

About the authors

Barry Sheils is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Studies at Durham University, UK.
Julie Walsh is a lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, UK, and a psychoanalytic therapist in London.  

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community

    Pages 1-40

    Sheils, Barry (et al.)

  • Narcissism and Melancholia from the Psychoanalytical Perspective of Object Relations

    Pages 41-63

    Rustin, Michael

  • Narcissism Through the Digital Looking Glass

    Pages 65-89

    Watts, Jay

  • Something to Do with a Girl Named Marla Singer: Capitalism, Narcissism, and Therapeutic Discourse in David Fincher’s Fight Club

    Pages 91-117

    Layton, Lynne

  • Melancholia, the Death Drive and Into the Wild

    Pages 119-143

    Hook, Derek

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community
Editors
  • Barry Sheils
  • Julie Walsh
Series Title
Studies in the Psychosocial
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63829-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63829-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63828-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87648-1
Series ISSN
2662-2629
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 281
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