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Melanie Klein & Critical Social Theory

Author: Alford, C. Fred
Title: Melanie Klein & Critical Social Theory
Publisher: Yale University Press
Year: 1989
Link: https://worldcat.org/en/title/19553503

Chapter One

Melanie Klein as a Social Theorist?

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Whereas Freud saw the group as modeled on the authoritarian love of the family, a Kleinian perspective sees the group a defending against primitive anxiety. The problem with groups is that they are so good at defending against this anxiety is that they forestall ==the emotional conflicts that lead to moral learning==.

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