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It is an important contribution to the subject. I found a parallel that is significant to me between her characterization of the ego ideal and Plato's concept of Eros in The Symposium. Both represent human striving for completion that is never met during a lifetime. The value is in the striving, not the quest for completion.
Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel, The Ego Ideal: A Psychoanalytic Essay . Paul Barrows, introduction by Christopher Lasch (1984; New York: . Norton, 1985), originally published as Idéal du moi (: Tchou, 1975).
Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel, The Ego Ideal: A Psychoanalytic Essay on the Malady of the Ideal, 1st American e. trans.
Translated by Paul Barrows. Introduction by Christopher Lasch). London: Free Association Books. Pp. 271. £1. 0 (hb), £. 5 (pb). Please also list any non-financial associations or interests (personal, professional, political, institutional, religious or other) that a reasonable reader would want to know about in relation to the submitted work. This pertains to all the authors of the piece, their spouses or partners.
Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel, Paul Barrows (Translator)
Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel, Paul Barrows (Translator). She develops in her own way Freud's view that people are forever seeking to regain a lost state of perfection, the state in which they were their own ideal - "primary narcissism".
Chasseguet-Smirgel argues for the ego ideal theory's relevance to the psychology of the group. The ego ideal : a psychoanalytic essay on the malady of the ideal, Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel ; translated by Paul Barrows ; introduction by Christopher Lasch. She claims that the ego ideal "tends to reinstate Illusion," unlike the superego, which " to promote reality" (EI 76). Because of this fundamental opposition, the superego may be "swept away, as it were, by the sudden reactivation of the old wish for the union of ego and ideal. 1st American ed. (English version of Idéal du moi.
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Ego Ideal: Psychoanalytic Essay on the Malady of the Ideal (Paperback). Chasseguet-Smirgel illuminates not only the psychology of narcissism in individuals but many of the connections between psychic life and society. Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel (author), Christopher Lasch (author of introduction), P. Barrows (translator). The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Oliver Sacks.
critique of the totalitaritan ideology was a contribution to psychohistory. In her 1973 study La maladie d'idéalité (The ego ideal : a psychoanalytic essay on the malady of the ideal), Chasseguet-Smirgel expanded upon her neo-Freudian reworking. Fantasy plays a vital role in the normative development of the individual-it "implies the idea of a project" (The ego ideal pp. 40–41).
Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel, P. Barrows, Christopher Lasch. She develops in her own way Freud's view that people are forever seeking to regain a lost state of perfection, the state in which they were their own ideal - "primary narcissism"
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