Psychoanalytic theory and technique have rarely addressed clinical work in inner city public clinics, much less the complex social issues revolving around race, culture, and social class that arise in this setting. In The Analyst in the Inner City, Neil Altman undertakes this challenging task. In so doing, he takes psychoanalysis to its margins: to the people excluded by traditional theory and practice, the very people made peripheral by society at large. Just as psychoanalytic treatment seeks to foster personal integration of the psychically marginal, so Altman seeks to identify, explore, and transcend the exclusionary boundaries of traditional psychoanalytic practice.
In an effort to bridge the gap between psychoanalysis and social theory, Altman argues that racial, cultural, and social-class divisions reflect the splits that accompany the consolidation of an individual sense of self. In developing a self image, that is, people construct images of a "disowned other" who is made to embody, often unconsciously, those psychic qualities unacceptable to the self. Societal polarization along racial and class lines supports this psychic process by delineating groups with which one identifies either positively or negatively. The opposition between private and public sectors further reinforces this creation of a "not me" space in which to project and the find all the unwanted aspects of self.
As Altman examines these interdigitating processes, social theory and clinical theory come together in mutually illuminating ways. In the clinical situation, for example, psychic splitting often emerges at the very time that socioeconomic differences between patient and therapist become a focus of complementary efforts to delineate notions of self and other.
This text, like its predecessor, will undoubtedly lay claim as a seminal reference for its breadth and depth, a soulful, psychic journey in the psychoanalytic study of race, class, and culture, as well as how they are omnipresent in the treatment process.
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Published: 13 September 2011. Daniel J Gaztambide1. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society volume 16, pages333–336(2011)Cite this article. Freud, S. (1918/1955) Lines of advance in psychoanalytic therapy. The analyst in the inner city: Race, class, and culture through a psychoanalytic lens.
In 1995, Neil Altman did what few psychoanalysts did or even dared to do: He brought the theory and practice of. .
In 1995, Neil Altman did what few psychoanalysts did or even dared to do: He brought the theory and practice of psychoanalysis out of the cozy confines of the consulting room and into the realms of the marginalized, to the very individuals whom this theory and practice often overlooked. In doing so, he brought together psychoanalytic and social theory, and examined how divisions of race, class and culture reflect and influence splits in the developing self, more often than not leading to a negative self image of the "other" in an increasingly polarized society.
Download PDF book format. 40. Bibliography, etc. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. The analyst in the inner city : race, class, and culture through a psychoanalytic lens Neil Altman. Book's title: The analyst in the inner city : race, class, and culture through a psychoanalytic lens Neil Altman. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Rubrics: Psychoanalysis Social aspects Urban poor Mental health services United States Psychiatric clinics Sociological aspects Psychodynamic psychotherapy Managed mental health care.
This text challenges readers to rethink attitudes about psychoanalytic definition and boundary. The author argues that psychoanalytic understanding can be useful on every level within an inner city treatment setting. ISBN13:9780881631739. Release Date:October 1995.
New Books in Psychoanalysis New Books in Science & Technology New Books Network April 10, 2011 Tracy Morgan. In this interview, we hear an analyst think through the social with an eye towards the unconscious. Altman argues that psychoanalysis, by being in some ways elitist, especially when it has allied itself with the medical profession, has engendered considerable hostility in many quarters.
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Neil Altman is a psychoanalytic psychologist, Visiting Professor at Ambedkar University of Delhi, India, and .
Neil Altman is a psychoanalytic psychologist, Visiting Professor at Ambedkar University of Delhi, India, and faculty and supervisor at the William Alanson White Institute. Format Paperback 140 pages.