Beyond Repair: Interpretation, Reparation, and Melanie Klein’s Clinical Play-Technique

  title={Beyond Repair: Interpretation, Reparation, and Melanie Klein’s Clinical Play-Technique},
  author={Carolyn Laubender},
  journal={Studies in Gender and Sexuality},
  pages={51 - 67}
  • Carolyn Laubender
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • Studies in Gender and Sexuality
  • ABSTRACT This article puts clinical child psychoanalysis into conversation with recent debates about critical method in order to question the turn toward so-called “reparative reading” in feminist and queer theory. While Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s original call for a new kind of reparative method culled its key terms (“reparative” and “paranoid”) from child psychoanalyst Melanie Klein, the scholars who have adopted reparativity in critical theory pay little attention to Klein’s work. In this… CONTINUE READING


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