By Jorge Canestri (auth.), José Guimón, Sara Zac de Filc (eds.)
During dialogue of psychoanalysis and digital fact within the new millennium, it was once expected that during the following century the diversities among the wakeful, subconscious, and the pre-conscious should be reconsidered in view of the ever-expanding thoughts created by means of digital truth. there'll be digital sexual acts over the web, ovum parthenogenesis should be attainable with out the intervention of the male, and clonic replica of the person may be conducted within the laboratory. the kid born in those situations will relate to a widening array of strength parental figures: the vintage heterosexual couple, the single-parent relatives, the gay couple, the transsexual determine, and so on. All this can after all regulate the vintage Oedipal constellation and definitely the gender identification of the kid.
There may be makes an attempt to suffer psychoanalysis through the web within the related approach that other forms of psychotherapy are being virtualized. yet this can strength us to redefine transference. nevertheless, it sort of feels most probably that psychoanalysis as a psychotherapeutic software will, within the twenty first century, relate extra to somatic, clinical sufferers or to the `worried good' than to psychiatric sufferers. those short concerns at the scope of our deliberations in a roundabout way clarify the range of this ebook, but in addition justify its curiosity.
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4. A DANGER WHICH COMES FROM PSYCHOANALYSTS THEMSELVES? This delicate balance has to be maintained by the psychoanalyst on two levels. The psychoanalyst aims to maintain it on the individual level of the transferential relationship between patient and psychoanalyst. He or she also aims to maintain it on a collective level in such a way that the practice of psychoanalysis remains viable in the framework of contemporary society. On the collective level as well as on the individual level, this constitutes a delicate balance that is often threatened not only from forces exterior to psychoanalysis but also sometimes from within.
Freud's renunciation of his neurotica (Letter 69 to W. Fliess of 21 st September 1897) which, as we know, opened the path to the etiological theory of imaginary trauma, in opposition to that of real trauma. A hundred years on, infantile sexuality is still, in my opinion, a scandalous topic. Resistance to its recognition has taken on the mask of pseudo-liberalism and banality. The way the topic is presented today basically says: «All this is common knowledge, S. Freud talked about it a long time ago, so there's no need to weigh in on the subject ...
As for the girl, she could well be threatened just like the boy: 'stop it or you will never grow breasts', a displacement upwards (never have a vagina) which points to the mother/child entity, and a threat which might deprive her of her charms or attraction, narcissistic or object related. The threat of castration, by whoever, father or mother or their representatives, once uttered and registered leads to the same aberrations: one could be castrated or one is castrated whatever one's gender. Castration is an illusory virtual reality, a fantasy and not a normal constituent of the psyche.