Exhibitionism by Brett Kahr
(Ideas in Psychoanalysis)

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Ideas in Psychoanalysis is a series of essays which explain psychoanalytical concepts, their relevance to everyday life and their ability to illuminate the nature of human society and culture. Everybody wants to be famous for 15 minutes. From Tracey Emin's Bed to Big Brother, exhibiting oneself in public is a mass-market phenomenon. For Freud exhibitionism is a legacy of infantile sexuality, an essential act in the constitution of (male) self-recognition: look at me - I'm real! But it is a symptom of neurosis too - a panic attack in the face of identity crisis.
 

About Brett Kahr

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Brett Kahr is Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London. He is the Chair of the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, and an Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Arts at Roehampton University.
 
Published October 30, 1997 by Totem Books. 80 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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