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The Resource On the couch : a repressed history of the analytic couch from Plato to Freud, Nathan Kravis

On the couch : a repressed history of the analytic couch from Plato to Freud, Nathan Kravis

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On the couch : a repressed history of the analytic couch from Plato to Freud
Title
On the couch
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a repressed history of the analytic couch from Plato to Freud
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Nathan Kravis
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eng
Summary
The peculiar arrangement of the psychoanalyst's office for an analytic session seems inexplicable. The analyst sits in a chair out of sight while the patient lies on a couch facing away. It has been this way since Freud, although, as Nathan Kravis points out in On the Couch, this practice is grounded more in the cultural history of reclining posture than in empirical research. Kravis, himself a practicing psychoanalyst, shows that the tradition of recumbent speech wasn't dreamed up by Freud but can be traced back to ancient Greece, where guests reclined on couches at the symposion (a gathering for upper-class males to discuss philosophy and drink wine), and to the Roman convivium (a banquet at which men and women reclined together). From bed to bench to settee to chaise-longue to sofa: Kravis tells how the couch became an icon of self-knowledge and self-reflection as well as a site for pleasure, privacy, transgression, and healing.--
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Kravis, Nathan
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychotherapist and patient
  • Furniture
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On the couch : a repressed history of the analytic couch from Plato to Freud, Nathan Kravis
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Why is the couch used in psychoanalysis? -- Symposion and convivium -- The evolution of the couch and the rise of the sofa -- Comfort, recumbence, interiority, and transgression -- The medicalization of comfort -- Recumbent posture in 19th-century psychiatry and therapeutics -- Freud's couch -- The analyst's moral interior -- Whence? whither? whether?
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ocn963797844
Dimensions
24 cm
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xvi, 204 pages
Isbn
9780262036610
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)963797844
Label
On the couch : a repressed history of the analytic couch from Plato to Freud, Nathan Kravis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why is the couch used in psychoanalysis? -- Symposion and convivium -- The evolution of the couch and the rise of the sofa -- Comfort, recumbence, interiority, and transgression -- The medicalization of comfort -- Recumbent posture in 19th-century psychiatry and therapeutics -- Freud's couch -- The analyst's moral interior -- Whence? whither? whether?
Control code
ocn963797844
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 204 pages
Isbn
9780262036610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)963797844

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