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Affect revisited: transference-countertransference and the unconscious dimensions of affective, felt and emotional experience

Redman, Peter (2009). Affect revisited: transference-countertransference and the unconscious dimensions of affective, felt and emotional experience. Subjectivity, 26(1) pp. 51–68.

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Abstract

This article explores the concept of transference-countertransference which, it argues, holds out the promise of an inherently relational understanding of the unconscious dimensions of affective, felt and emotional experience. This argument is contrasted to Ian Burkitt's multi-dimensional model of affect, feeling and emotion which rejects the notion that these have unconscious dimensions understood in psychoanalytic terms. The article suggests that there may be more grounds for dialogue between these approaches than meets the eye and that, as such, transference-countertransference may be a useful resource in the current putative 'affective turn'.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN: 1755-6341
Keywords: affect; feeling; emotion; transference-countertransference; object relations; relational unconscious.
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
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Item ID: 26166
Depositing User: Peter Redman
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 10:07
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 04:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26166
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