Longing for Nothingness

Longing for Nothingness : Resistance, Denial, and the Place of Death in the Nursing Home

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Longing for Nothingness demonstrates how conflict between a life and death drive structures desire and the formation of the symptom and how this conceptual framework can be used to treat men and women in the nursing home. In the process, Andrew Stein presents a surprising and novel reading of such important psychoanalytic thinkers as Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, and Melanie Klein.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 194 pages
  • 165 x 238 x 18mm | 435g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 076570577X
  • 9780765705778

Table of contents

Part 1 Part I Death and the Chain of Life Chapter 2 Chapter 1: The Destructive Side of Our Erotic Life Chapter 3 Chapter 2: The Theme of Death and Dying in Early Freud Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Freud's Later Views Concerning Death as a Drive Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Death and the Other Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Death and the Chain of Life Part 7 Part II The Death Drive in the Nursing Home Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Introduction to Death in the Nursing Home Chapter 9 Chapter 7: Life for the Resident in the Nursing Home Chapter 10 Chapter 8: Resident's Narcissistic Frames of Mind Chapter 11 Chapter 9: Negation of Death in the Nursing Home Chapter 12 Chapter 10: Coda and Exit
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About Andrew Stein

Andrew Stein holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Union University and Institute. He sees patients in private practice and at a number of nursing home facilities in New York City.
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