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The polarization of hope

Figlio, Karl (2009) 'The polarization of hope.' Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 14 (1). pp. 24-31. ISSN 1088-0763

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Abstract

In this paper, I define hope, in psychoanalytic terms, as an experience of unfulfilled anticipation that expresses a tension in the gap between ego and ego-ideal. In this form, one can see more clearly a duality of hope: a libidinal form and a destructive form, based on projection and projective identification. The former reinforces groups, the latter polarizes them. I relate these forms to reparation and manic reparation, and suggest that hope is an affect of reparation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hope; projective identification; ego-ideal; narcissism; reparation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 14:38
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2012 14:38
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2007

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