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    DescriptionIs today's thinking conditioned by body-mind dualism? A rebellion against the biological order seems to have silently infiltrated our world view. Suicide bombers appear to share the fascination with destruction, of writers such as Mishima, Pasolini and Foucault. A liberation from the body to reestablish a - possibly mystical - union of soul and cosmos and an assertion of the mind's omnipotence appear to be common features of forms of behaviour that seem to be taken for granted in contemporary thought. Is the new misogyny, which rejects motherhood in the name of feminism, contributing in any way to these trends? This review of our society by a woman psychoanalyst - a non-medic and graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris - presents a sharp and rigorous analysis of the strange and violent mechanisms that are erupting in the world today.

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    The Body as Mirror of the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel, Translated by Sophie Leighton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 165
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9781853437090
    ISBN 10: 1853437093

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BIC subject category V2: JMAF
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 128.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25250
    BISAC V2.8: PHI010000, PSY000000
    DC22: 128/.2
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: BF162 .C4513 2005
    Thema V1.0: JMAF
    Free Association Books
    Imprint name
    Free Association Books
    Publication date
    19 January 2005
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    Author Information
    Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel is a member of the Societe Psychanalytique de Paris and honorary member of the Philadelphia Psychoanalytical Society, and a former holder of the Freud Chair at London University and the Chair of Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology at Lille University.