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Narcissism and Its Discontents

  • Julie Walsh

Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial Series book series (STIP)

About this book

Introduction

Narcissism and Its Discontents challenges the received wisdom that narcissism is only destructive of good social relations. By building on insights from psychoanalysis and critical theory it puts forward a theorisation of narcissistic sociability which redeems Narcissus from his position as the subject of negative critique.

Keywords

Narcissism Psychoanalysis Sociology Sigmund Freud Psychosocial melancholia critical theory psychoanalysis psychoanalytic theory sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Julie Walsh
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WarwickUK

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