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(2012) Re(con)figuring psychoanalysis, Dordrecht, Springer.

Way out

Aydan Gülerce

pp. 271-273

This book implicitly/explicitly suggests, through its diverse discussions, that psychoanalysis, if used "properly', can serve to move out ("forward'?) of the global double-binding paradox that was described in the "Entrance'. By "proper' use I primarily intend to accentuate its accurate (both conceptually and ecologically valid) and critical (politically enabling) utilizations. However, to some, they might correspond exactly, or partially, to its "wild' uses, which are what Freud was cautioning against in his "Observations on "wild" psycho-analysis' as the raison d'être of the IPA. Nonetheless, one could argue that, particularly through some multidisciplinary, multidiscursive, multimodal, multidirectional, multilevel and perspectival lenses that some authors envisage here, the "proper' in Freud's own sociohistorical and meaning context might be referring precisely to what we might find "improper' today, exactly one hundred years after Freud's plea. Thus, we can perhaps comfortably conclude that Re(con)figuring Psychoanalysis: Critical Juxtapositions of the Philosophical, the Sociohistorical and the Political is against the preservation of human (read Freud's "perverse') ingenuity and of post-Freudian psychoanalysis in any single predeterministstatic-teleological-closed discourse, or its imprisonment in a religiousmasculinist-individualist-capitalist ideological practice, which has been historically and/or contextually de/valued.

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DOI: 10.1057/9780230373303_15

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Gülerce, A. (2012)., Way out, in A. Gülerce (ed.), Re(con)figuring psychoanalysis, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 271-273.

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