Psychoanalysis, Law, and Society

1st Edition

Plinio Montagna, Adrienne Harris

May 23, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780367194505 - CAT# K417773
Series: Relational Perspectives Book Series

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Psychoanalysis, Law, and Society explores the connections between psychoanalysis and law, arguing that these are required not only for conceptual or theoretical needs in both fields, but also for the vast range of practical implications and possibilities their association enables.

The book is divided into four sections, each addressing a unique example of the interaction of legal and psychoanalytic work. It begins with matters that are as global as they are local: the challenge of caring for and aiding migrants, refugees, families and individuals, the question of planetary survival, of the mistreatment and violence in military and secular conflicts and the projects and processes of international governance. The middle two sections focus on the very wide-ranging problems of social violence as these target women and people of diversity. Then, on the penetration of law into the most intimate aspects of family life: adoption, divorce, child custody, complex parental arrangements. In the last section, the contributions use this double vision (legal and psychoanalytic) perspective to explore basic processes in social and legal life.

Psychoanalysis, Law, and Society will be of great interest to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists as well as legal scholars.


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