Editor: Deniz Arduman Kırcalı
Bilgi University Publications
Psike Istanbul Psychoanalytic Library Conferences 10
This book, which emerged through the presentations of the symposium titled "Separation" organized by Istanbul Psychoanalytic Association for Training, Research and Development (Psike Istanbul) put into written from, approaches the theme of separation occupying a very comprehensive place in the psychoanalytic literature from a wide range of perspectives including the first separation which starts with the abandonment of the womb, and the process between getting old and separating from life.
Separation hence, is for the sake of return, and its necessity lies in this, that it differentiates the satisfaction phase by enriching its content. Without the reliable alternation of the positive with the negative that is accentuated by separation, there could be no development, only instead, an infinite state of undifferentiated union – an entropy akin to death.
The present situation of our country and the world, keeps our issues of separation and loss constantly alive. People are dying, losing their freedom; houses, cities are being destroyed, we are losing our sense of safety; values, images, which used to define the society in which we lived back in the days, are breaking down or disappearing. Our individual and group identities are under a threat of loss. It's becoming hard to think, to imagine the future, we become anxious. In short, we seem to have fallen into an overwhelming experience of loss. So many things we have to leave and mourn...
Pınar Limnili Özeren
What kind of social consequences of not being able to separate in a healthy way from the mother’s body, which evokes both an intensive sense of beauty and uncanny feelings in the baby can there be? For example, can we approach the growing intolerance, restrictions, and violence in the world and in our country against woman’s body in this context? I suggest to consider this sort of attitude and behaviour as defensive methods, to which the societies that reject the female, against the threat of castration resort in order to overcome the turbulence created by encountering the mother’s body and the early anxieties triggered by it.
Melis Tanık Sivri
GÜLGÜN ALPTEKİN ASLI KURUOĞLU TÜRKAY DEMİR YEŞİM KORKUT CHRIS JOANNIDIS ÖZDEN TERBAŞ MİNE ÖZMEN MELİS TANIK SİVRİ NİLÜFER ERDEM MERAL ERTEN NESLİ KESKİNÖZ BİLEN GÖKHAN ORAL BELLA HABİP ANDREA SABBADINI PINAR LİMNİLİ ÖZEREN ÜMİT EREN YURTSEVER DENİZ ARDUMAN KIRCALI
Editor And Authors
Editor’s Foreword Deniz Arduman Kırcalı
Opening Speech Gülgün Alptekin
Monday Crust Aslı Kuruoğlu
To Unite And To Separate: A Subject Even More Complicated Than It Already Looks Türkay Demir
John Bowlby's Work On Attachment, Separation And Loss Yeşim Korkut
Triangularity in Separation Chris Joannidis
Frankenstein And Their Monsters: In Our Outer And Inner World Özden Terbaş
Some Thoughts About The Movie "Bram Stoker’s Dracula" And The Vampire Metaphor Mine Özmen
"Turbulent" Encounter With The Maternal Body: "Turbulent" Separation From The Maternal Body Melis Tanık Sivri
Struggle with Growing Old, Separation From Life Nilüfer Erdem
Alone In The Room Meral Erten
Separation From Nature: As Rhizomes... Nesli Keskinöz Bilen
A Walnut Tree In Gülhane Park: About Migration And Separation, (T)ree Image Gökhan Oral
A Pathology Of Not Being Able To Seperate: Incest And The Incestual, On P.C. Racamier's Work Bella Habip
Psychoanalytic Thoughts On The Movie “Confession” Andrea Sabbadini
First Separation: On Womb Gülgün Alptekin
Closing Speech Pınar Limnili Özeren
Closing Speech Ümit Eren Yurtsever