Discovering Francoise Dolto: Psychoanalysis, Identity and Child Development


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This psychobiographical study of the renowned French pediatrician and psychoanalyst Francoise Dolto introduces both her theories of child development and her unique insights into language and identity. A friend of Jacques Lacan's, Dolto believed that we are all humanized through language, and that the words we use carry unconscious traces of our early histories of love, suffering and desire. Suggesting that infants unconsciously symbolize and that a continuous circulation of unconscious affects-the transference-prevails in ...

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    • Title: Discovering Françoise Dolto by Kathleen Saint-Onge
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Print ISBN: 9780367144302, 0367144301
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    • Edition: 2019 1st edition
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