Analysand and analyst in the global economy, or why anyone in their right mind would pay for an analysis (New Formations 72, Winter 2010)

Author: Bruce Fink



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Publication date: July 1, 2011

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Bruce Fink

Use value, exchange value, the equation between time and money, and globalisation are explored in conjunction with the psychoanalytic concepts of loss and castration, leading to the paradoxical notion that, in psychoanalytic treatment, one pays to lose something. The unique configuration of work and payment in the psychoanalytic situation is explored through several clinical vignettes.

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