9780791451991

Disappearing Persons : Shame and Appearance

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    9780791451991

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    0791451992

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Author Biography

Benjamin Kilborne is a practicing psychoanalyst in Massachusetts

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Preface xi
Introduction 1(2)
Oedipal Shame and the Origins of Appearance Anxiety
3(2)
Appearance Anxiety as a Cultural Phenomenon
5(1)
Appearance Anxiety, Observation, and Perception
5(1)
Seeing, Knowing, Image, and Appearance
6(1)
Oedipus, Shame, and the Void of Avoidance
7(2)
The Contempt of the Queen's Dwarf
9(16)
Psychic Size and Self-Regard
9(1)
Asclepius, the Tall Man, and Little People
10(3)
Brobdingnag and Lilliput
13(1)
Large or Small We Are Only By Comparison
14(1)
Literary Littleness and Miniaturization
15(1)
Amplification and Defenses Against Diminishment
16(1)
Size Symbolism and Fantasized Measurement
17(1)
Size Anxiety and Oedipal Shame: Clinical Varints
18(3)
The Shape of Experience and Fantasies of Size
21(4)
Fantasy, Anguish, and Misconstrual
25(12)
Pirandello and The Unrecognizable
25(2)
Shame and Oedipal Defeat in the Analysis of Sam
27(6)
The Heartbreaking Curiosity of the Blind
33(4)
A Hole in a Paper Sky: Deceit and Remedies by Still More Deceit
37(8)
Shame and Aidos
38(1)
Shame and the Sneeze: the Analysis of Mark
39(2)
Deception, Outrage, and Remedy by Even More Deceit
41(2)
The Vain Invention of the Onlooker
43(2)
What Do You See Me to Be? Invisibility and Performance
45(16)
Exposure and Invisibility: Adam
46(2)
Spy Glass Hill and the ``Rage of Personality:'' Adam, Graham Greene, and Kim Philby
48(3)
Oedipal Shame, Spies and Fantasy
51(1)
Recognizing Choice in the Unseen
52(1)
Of Oedipal Blindness and Oedipal Shame: Loss, Disappearance, and Rage
53(2)
The Hunger Artist
55(1)
Shame and Performance Anxiety: A Shamed Violinist Plays to a Lion
56(3)
Shame and Creativity
59(2)
I Can't See; I'm Invisible
61(12)
When I Don't See You I Can Invent You Better: The Analysis of Susan
63(2)
Do You Want Me To Be Someone Else?
65(1)
Peek-a-boo, Disappearance, and the Game of the Bobbin
66(2)
I Am Invisible; I Can't See Myself
68(1)
Seeing, Being Seen, and Matters of Privacy
69(4)
What the Camera Sees: The Tragedy of Modern Heroes and ``The Rules of the Game''
73(10)
Free Association and Open Form
75(2)
Of Disguises, Mechanisms, and Music Boxes
77(1)
Everyone Has His Reasons
78(2)
Deceit, Denial, Honor, and the Rules of the Game
80(3)
Satan, Shame, and the Fragility of the Self
83(10)
Sin's Out and Out's Sin
84(1)
Shame and Sin: The Garden of Eden
85(1)
Shame and Innocence
86(1)
Kierkegaard, Dread, and the Self So Easily Lost
87(1)
Shame, Deception, and Despair
88(1)
He Who Sheds Shame Sheds Himself
89(4)
Narcissus and Lady Godiva: Lethal Looks and Oedipal Shame
93(16)
Looking, Narcissus, and Narcissism
94(2)
Freud, Looking, and Psychoanalytic Theories of Narcissism
96(3)
Narcissistic Pain, Looking, and Mirrors
99(2)
Looking and Dreams: Freud's Self-Portrait
101(3)
Dreams of Two Patients: A Painter and a Stripper
104(2)
Looking and the Transference
106(3)
Of Fig Leaves, Real and Imagined
109(10)
Fashioning Looks, Shaping Shame
109(1)
Freud and Exhibitionism
110(1)
How Conscious is Fashion-consciousness?
111(2)
Plastic Surgery and Con-Formity
113(1)
Clothe the Naked
114(5)
These Weeping Eyes, Those Seeing Tears: Trauma, Mourning, and Oedipal Shame
119(14)
Regression, Shame, and Trauma: Ferenczi and Freud
121(1)
Uncontrollable Ears and the Social-Political Context of Oedipal Shame
122(2)
Appearance and Connivances
124(1)
A Burdenous Drone: Samson Agonistes
125(1)
Shame, Disappearance, and Trauma
126(3)
And a Tear Shall Lead the Blind Man
129(4)
Notes 133(32)
References 165(16)
Index 181

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