Splitting the mind within the individual, nation and economy: reflections on the struggle for integration in post-war Germany.

With respect to theorisations of psychical splitting, this paper explores the psychical mechanisms that underlie different forms of social splitting. The paper first outlines Freud's and Kleins different theorisations of the psychical mechanisms of splitting, where the good is split from the bad, the inside split from the outside, and the painful disavowed… CONTINUE READING