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A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access  
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
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Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 143)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
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African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
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Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access  
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access  
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EspacesTemps.net     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)

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  • Volume 20 Editorial
    • Abstract: Faye, Esther; Newman, Lizzy; Robertson, Mira; Schwartz, Susan
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:44:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 The nodal point that is desire
    • Abstract: Schwartz, Susan
      Two moments in Lacan's teaching provide my context. The first occurs in Seminar XI, The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis: desire is "the nodal point by which the pulsation of the unconscious is linked to sexual reality" (1981, 153). The second is from Seminar XX, Encore: "Analysis presumes that desire is inscribed on the basis of a corporeal contingency" (1998, 93). What do these two statements tell us about the paradoxes of desire and how do they give an orientation to the analyst, possessed of the desire proper to his function?

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:44:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Discourse, the author and the letter: The limit of sense
    • Abstract: Rogers, Vaughn
      Michel Foucault's paper What Is an Author? was originally a lecture delivered on the 22nd of February, 1969 before the Society of Philosophy at the College of France. Later that year, it was reproduced as an essay in the Society's Bulletin. In it, Foucault addresses the historical concept of the author and then develops an argument in favour of a reconceptualisation of the importance of the author's discrete subjectivity, compared to what the effects the author imagined as function can have on the discursive formations of a society. This paper will explore Foucault's thesis of the author in connection with Jacques Lacan's work, across various periods, towards the 'post-Oedipal' clinic of the real; it will examine some conceptual applications of Foucault's concept of author as function - from the limit of sense, to beyond the limit of sense. This paper is a re-worked piece that was originally delivered at the Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis' Study Day 2014, as one of a few student presentations that sought to elaborate upon questions and learnings from that year's seminars.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:44:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Lacan's conception of the unconscious through infinitesimal
           calculus
    • Abstract: Lee, Heeseung Irene
      The aim of the following discussion is to think about the less considered connection between Lacan's conception of the unconscious and his metaphorical comment on infinitesimal calculus at the beginning of the 1964 seminar, The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis (1981). By and large, even without resorting to Lacan's note on infinitesimal calculus in this seminar, it is not difficult to recall that Lacan's teaching is abundant with mathematical references. He elaborates and renews the topographical conception of Freud, applies set theory, frequently illustrates the operations of the unconscious through graphs and algorithms, and creates those crucial mathemes that function as quilting points in the knowledge of psychoanalysis. Nevertheless, it has been widely accepted for some time that Lacan's major contribution to Freudian psychoanalysis is found in his unique elaboration of the philosophy of language, which conceptualises the linguistic structure of the unconscious. Hence, the notion of the unconscious in the Lacanian field seems to be overtly determined by his famous maxim "the unconscious is structured like a language" (1981, 20).

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:44:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 The symptom as real: The beyond of Oedipal sense in the
           Borromean clinic
    • Abstract: Faye, Esther
      The symptom, says Lacan in his Introduction (19th November 1974) to seminar XXII, RSI (1974-1975), is real ["c'est du reel"]. The symptom, moreover, as he states in the lesson of 18th February 1975, is "the way each one enjoys [jouit de] the unconscious in so far as the unconscious determines it" (98 [98]).1 It is in this seminar that Lacan embarks on his as yet most focused investigation of the real - the real of the symptom; the real of jouissance; and the real of the relations between the three fields of the subject, fields with which he has worked since the beginning of his teaching - the imaginary, the symbolic, and the real - but which this year he will elaborate via the topological structure of the Borromean knot. In contrast to his previous ways of speaking about these three fields, Lacan will from now speak of them as independent and autonomous consistencies. And although he will refer to the Borromean knot as an imaginary phenomenon when it is represented flattened out as a drawing on the blackboard, he is tireless in emphasising that the knotting itself, the way the three are linked together, is a real event - as real as the scratch on the skin that makes the child go boohoo ["ce noeud bo-bo... bo-bo... borromeen"] (Lesson of 10 December 1974, 12 [18]).

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:44:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Notes on the analysis of perversions
    • Abstract: Rodriguez, Leonardo S
      'On a question preliminary to any possible treatment of perversion' is yet to be written. A good number of questions arise from the psychoanalytic experience with perverts: among other matters, the very condition of possibility of clinical psycho analysis with a pervert, diagnostic questions, the handling of the transference, the status of knowledge and truth in perversions and the position of the psychoanalyst. What follows are some reflections on what I have learnt from my experience in the treatment of perverts which may contribute to the unwritten paper.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:44:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Perversion
    • Abstract: Leader, Darian
      In order to approach the question of perversion in Lacan's seminars and writings, we can start by contrasting three perspectives, corresponding roughly to a stress on the importance of the imaginary, the symbolic and the real. These perspectives more or less follow the chronological development of Lacan's thoughts on perversion, and we should note that from each of these angles the theory develops and changes. First of all, there is the place of the imaginary in perversion. Two references can help us to situate this: firstly from Lacan's work in the 1940s and early 1950s when he was exploring the predominance of the imago and the capturing effect of the image on the human subject. He connects different clinical structures - what he calls "the different forms of inversion of sexual and cultural normalisation" - with capture in the image. The key reference for this would be Ecrits where he says that his theory of narcissism will clarify the problems and the confusion of the theory of the so-called partial drives, and will allow an understanding of the apprehension of the other in perverse practices (2006 [1948], 98, 97).

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:44:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 On the object relation: Lacan and Bouvet
    • Abstract: Bernard, David
      In his questioning of neurosis and its different types (phobic, hysterical and obsessional), Lacan explicitly invited his students to return to the categories of demand and desire that he had differentiated. He did that from a theoretical point of view as well as from the perspective of their handling in analytic practice. As he states in his seminar on the formations of the unconscious, it is a question of making of demand and desire something 'usual' - of 'everyday usage'. (Lacan, 1998) Yet a definition of neurosis founded on the concepts of demand and desire has a political implication, something that concerns the aim and the direction of psychoanalytic treatment. In effect, let us bear in mind that among the psychoanalysts of the post-war period the register of demand had been the only register that counted. Lacan noticed this and criticized it: the dimension of desire must be added. Now, what lies between the two of them, demand and desire? A different conception of the object. During 1957 and 1958 Lacan conceptualized neurosis, its structure and its treatment, on the basis of an opposition that concerned the definition of the object in psychoanalysis.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:44:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Love, desire and jouissance in perversion
    • Abstract: Izcovich, Luis
      In this seminar we will study the current state of a clinical category, perversion. It is a category that was introduced by psychiatry and conceptualised in an unchanging way by Freud. The questions that will be addressed include: (1) What has become of perversion from the time of Lacan's teaching, and what consequences does this have for psychoanalytic practice? (2) Do analysts today make another use of perversion other than that which accords with a sexual norm or is ideological? (3) If Freud posited that the essence of perversion is given in fetishism, in what way is fetishism distinguished from masculine desire? (4) Lacan postulates "the polymorphous perversion of the male" in putting forward the notion of generalized perversion in the being who speaks. Does this imply that perversion in the analytic clinic disappears? On this same trajectory, another question insists: Does feminine perversion exist? More broadly, what is the effect of the family situation in the production of a perverse structure?

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:44:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 About nomination
    • Abstract: Nomine, Bernard
      For this Seminar of the School, I have chosen to talk about nomination. You know that the system of the pass stipulates that the cartel might appoint the passant as AS (Analyst of the School). And you probably know that this nomination process has been criticized in some other Lacanian groups. I think they are mistaken and don't understand what Lacan was intending with the pass. He wanted to build the structure of his School distinct from any necessity of the group.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:44:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Sales
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:44:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Past issues of Analysis
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:44:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 20 Notes on contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:44:22 GMT
       
  • Issue 19 - Sales
    • PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:40:55 GMT
       
  • Issue 19 - Past issues of Analysis
    • PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:40:55 GMT
       
  • Issue 19 - Notes on contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:40:55 GMT
       
  • Issue 19 - L'Ecole des femmes, or the impossible education
    • Abstract: Soler, Louis; Rodriguez, Leonardo S
      Tonight I will discuss Moliere's 'Ecole des femmes' and Gide's 'Ecole des femmes'; or rather, to be more precise in the case of Gide, I will refer to the trilogy composed by, firstly, the 'Ecole des femmes' itself; secondly, its immediate sequel, entitled Robert, and thirdly, its later sequel, 'Genevieve, ou la confidence inachevee'.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:40:55 GMT
       
  • Issue 19 - The real of desire
    • Abstract: Schwartz, Susan
      I have chosen this title in order to explore Lacan's evolving conceptualisation of the desire of the analyst in the context of the development, in Seminar XI, The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis, of the theory of the constitution of the subject. The desire of the analyst that Lacan will later call 'inedit', 'completely new', is a desire that is not a desire of the Other but rather, a desire in relation to the real. This definition of desire provides a focus that has profound implications for the praxis of psychoanalysis, specifically, in the way transference, interpretation and the end of analysis are conceived. The Lacanian subject, subject of the unconscious structured like a language, subject of desire, is constituted around a void, the object a, cause of desire, which is the real remainder of the process of signification. The object a is always there, moving beneath the analytic discourse, giving it its weight, a weight that must be measured in the course of the analysis (Lacan 1981, 155). That the limit to signification is established at the border of this void indicates that the desire of the analyst, a desire that is defined by the analyst's readiness to occupy the place of support, qua semblant, for the object a, necessarily pertains to the real (Lacan 1998, 95). In this paper I hope to open up some questions for discussion consequent upon the articulation of Lacan's conceptualisation of the subject with this very particular desire of the analyst and what it implies with regard to the aim of analysis. It certainly suggests that the real has to be taken into account, a real that can only be circumscribed as it is not decipherable. As Lacan says in the 1958 paper, 'The Direction of the Treatment', a dream can be deciphered but unconscious desire can only be grasped in interpretation (Lacan 2006 [1958], 521) - 'grasped' - that is, something of it can be circumscribed in signifiers. A mutation in the economy of the subject's desire requires an analytic act defined as such by its effect on the subject of a rewriting in the real. This is the stake of a Lacanian analysis.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:40:55 GMT
       
  • Issue 19 - Autism, between two births: The failure of a knot
    • Abstract: Sauret, Marie-Jean; Macary-Garipuy, Pascale
      The relevance of an alternative epistemology: a first hypothesis This article aims to show the validity of an alternative epistemological approach to that of health psychology in understanding autism. Such an alternative approach has led us to conclusions which limitations of space oblige us to present in the form of heuristic hypotheses, and which we intend to develop further in future publications.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:40:55 GMT
       
  • Issue 19 - A response based on evidence
    • Abstract: Rodriguez, Leonardo S
      For over twenty-five years the professionals working in the field of so-called mental health have been required by governments and academic authorities to conduct their practices according to a knowledge based on evidence. The study of evidence- based practices in the provision of health services has become a discipline in its own right, and considerable efforts have been made by professional bodies and institutions that administer public health (including the World Health Organization) to establish it as the model that must be followed. The debate concerning evidence in clinical practices is far from being purely academic. There are vested interests at stake: the allocation of funds is restricted to forms of treatment deemed to be grounded on scientific principles and evaluated according to the evidence-based model. Consequently, the opportunities for training and employment in mental health institutions depend on affiliation to the schools that favour such model. Until not so long ago in Australia and in other countries the public institutions in charge of mental health offered psychoanalytic treatment, even if it was only in a modest scale. Since our authorities have decided that psychoanalysis does not meet the requirements of the model, psychoanalytic clinical practice in public institutions has diminished almost to the point of extinction, in favour of practices that are presumed to be more efficient. As psychoanalysts, and as members of a school of psychoanalysis with social responsibilities, we need to address this situation.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:40:55 GMT
       
  • Issue 19 - The status of the case history in psychoanalysis
    • Abstract: Mackie, Belinda
      In psychoanalysis a case history is a report on an analysis, for either presentation or publication, where the analyst elaborates a written account based on what they have heard from their analysand, and on their own actions in the analysis. The aim is to reconstitute the sense and significance of the subject's psychic and symptomatic functioning, as well as the progressive unfolding of the treatment itself in the transference exchange. A case history concerns a particular and individual analytic experience, and as a historical reconstruction it is only possible from the perspective of the author of the history, the analyst, who brings his or her own conceptual framework to bear to it. It is, therefore, the history of an analysis that is written according to the analyst's view and ability to articulate it.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:40:55 GMT
       
  • Issue 19 - The real of the drive
    • Abstract: Faye, Esther
      In his seminar The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis (1981), Lacan presented the drive as the fourth of the four fundamental concepts of psychoanalysis, the concepts he considered essential to the analytic experience. Curiously, given the degree of attention Lacan had so far devoted to the question of desire, and would continue to devote as he worked on his particular contribution to an understanding of the transference as a function of the analyst's desire, he chose the concept of the drive over that of desire as one of psychoanalysis's fundamental concepts. Why he did so in fact highlights the particular significance of the drive's relation to desire: that desire is the very destiny of the drives, the destiny of the relation of the subject to the real that the drives mythify. In 'On Freud's Trieb and the Psychoanalyst's Desire', written in the same year, 1964, Lacan stated.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:40:55 GMT
       
  • Issue 19 - Meeting of the School
    • Abstract: Robertson, Mira; Schwartz, Susan; Izcovich, Luis
      The local is international: The relation between a forum and the School. Mira Robertson, Delegate of the Forum of Melbourne, welcomed Dr Izcovich and opened the meeting with the following comments to which Dr Izcovich was invited to respond: The work of each Forum is local, but it is only local in the sense of its immediate community: its work is always international and takes place within the scope of the School of Psychoanalysis. How does the relation between the local and the international function in practice? What are the mechanisms that link the members of a Forum to the International of the Forums?

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:40:55 GMT
       
  • Issue 19 - Meeting of the School
    • Abstract: Lombardi, Gabriel
      My intention in this space, more than at a conference or a seminar, is to speak to you about the School to which some of you belong, from the point of view of what I know, in theory and practice, about psychoanalysis. But particularly about what the existence of the School, where the Pass is effectively put into practice, involved for me and for the analytic community to which I belong and in which I participate in Buenos Aires.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:40:55 GMT
       
  • Issue 19 - Variants of desire discerned by psychoanalysis
    • Abstract: Lombardi, Gabriel
      In this seminar we will focus on the importance and diversity of desire in the clinic and in the ethics of psychoanalysis. We will study the vicissitudes of the notion of desire from its inception (via Freud's discovery of the unconscious), to desire today - when the discourse of capitalism replaces traditional social links with new objects and heterotopies of Foucault. In this it is Lacan's teaching that provides the instruments to situate the status and dialectic of desire, where the speaking being finds both comfort and difficulty in moving essential desire into existence. This constitutes a contemporary divide which is clear in current symptoms.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:40:55 GMT
       
  • Issue 19 - The clinic of limits
    • Abstract: Izcovich, Luis
      In analytical practice, we meet subjects for whom the diagnosis is not clear. They do not present with the major phenomena of psychosis, nor symptoms typical of a neurosis, nor even the scenarios of fixed jouissance that would lead to the diagnosis of perversion. However, a series of phenomena, most notably a push towards action, can produce a question in the clinician with regard to the treatment.

      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:40:55 GMT
       
  • Issue 19 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Robertson, Mira
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:40:55 GMT
       
 
 
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