An introduction to the work on primary symbolization.

  title={An introduction to the work on primary symbolization.},
  author={Ren{\'e} Roussillon},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  volume={96 3},
One of the changes affecting psychoanalysis, and which seems to me amongst the most fecund, concerns the evolution of the conception and the model of the activity of symbolization, which for the most part controls the work of subjectivation that is at the heart of psychoanalytic practice. Classically, symbolization, and more generally, representational activity, is directed towards the question of the absent object. W.R. Bion, for example, takes the absence of the breast as his point of… CONTINUE READING

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