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The Very Thought of Education: Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions

The Very Thought of Education: Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions e International Journal of Book Reviews 1539 Klein M (1932). The writings of Melanie Klein, vol. 2. The psychoanalysis of children. London: Hogarth, 1975. Meisel P, Kendrick W, editors (1986). Bloomsbury ⁄ Freud: The letters of James and Alix Strachey 1924–1925. London: Chatto & Windus. The Very Thought of Education: Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions by Deborah P. Britzman State University of New York Press, Albany, NY, 2009; 166 pp; $60 (hardcover), $23.95 (paperback) Deborah Britzman, Distinguished Research Professor in Education at York University in Toronto, and productive scholar at the intersection of educa- tion and psychoanalysis, creatively deepens and broadens our understanding of both fields in her most recent book, The Very Thought of Education: Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions. The topic of psychoanalytic education is often written about in terms of various training paradigms (Kernberg, 2000; Levy, 2009; Wallerstein, 2007), problems of institute life (Kernberg 1996), or the design of curricula (Rees, 2007). Inviting the reader into a totally different realm of reflection about the enterprise of education, Britzman’s book is not a summary of previous discussions or controversies about psychoanalytic education. Rather, she poses interesting and thought- provoking questions about our entire experience of education and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Psychoanalysis Taylor & Francis

The Very Thought of Education: Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions

The Very Thought of Education: Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions

The International Journal of Psychoanalysis , Volume 91 (6): 5 – Dec 1, 2010

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e International Journal of Book Reviews 1539 Klein M (1932). The writings of Melanie Klein, vol. 2. The psychoanalysis of children. London: Hogarth, 1975. Meisel P, Kendrick W, editors (1986). Bloomsbury ⁄ Freud: The letters of James and Alix Strachey 1924–1925. London: Chatto & Windus. The Very Thought of Education: Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions by Deborah P. Britzman State University of New York Press, Albany, NY, 2009; 166 pp; $60 (hardcover), $23.95 (paperback) Deborah Britzman, Distinguished Research Professor in Education at York University in Toronto, and productive scholar at the intersection of educa- tion and psychoanalysis, creatively deepens and broadens our understanding of both fields in her most recent book, The Very Thought of Education: Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions. The topic of psychoanalytic education is often written about in terms of various training paradigms (Kernberg, 2000; Levy, 2009; Wallerstein, 2007), problems of institute life (Kernberg 1996), or the design of curricula (Rees, 2007). Inviting the reader into a totally different realm of reflection about the enterprise of education, Britzman’s book is not a summary of previous discussions or controversies about psychoanalytic education. Rather, she poses interesting and thought- provoking questions about our entire experience of education and

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Copyright © 2010 Institute of Psychoanalysis
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1745-8315
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0020-7578
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10.1111/j.1745-8315.2010.00366.x
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e International Journal of Book Reviews 1539 Klein M (1932). The writings of Melanie Klein, vol. 2. The psychoanalysis of children. London: Hogarth, 1975. Meisel P, Kendrick W, editors (1986). Bloomsbury ⁄ Freud: The letters of James and Alix Strachey 1924–1925. London: Chatto & Windus. The Very Thought of Education: Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions by Deborah P. Britzman State University of New York Press, Albany, NY, 2009; 166 pp; $60 (hardcover), $23.95 (paperback) Deborah Britzman, Distinguished Research Professor in Education at York University in Toronto, and productive scholar at the intersection of educa- tion and psychoanalysis, creatively deepens and broadens our understanding of both fields in her most recent book, The Very Thought of Education: Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions. The topic of psychoanalytic education is often written about in terms of various training paradigms (Kernberg, 2000; Levy, 2009; Wallerstein, 2007), problems of institute life (Kernberg 1996), or the design of curricula (Rees, 2007). Inviting the reader into a totally different realm of reflection about the enterprise of education, Britzman’s book is not a summary of previous discussions or controversies about psychoanalytic education. Rather, she poses interesting and thought- provoking questions about our entire experience of education and

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