• Raluca Soreanu
Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial book series (STIP)


Soreanu offers an overview of the contributions of Ferenczi’s trauma theory to psychoanalysis, to social theory, and, ultimately, to a psychosocial understanding of the creativities of the collective. Soreanu arrives at a phenomenology of psychic splitting, where one can follow, in a collective frame, what different psychic fragments ‘do’, or what becomes of their social life. Soreanu also discusses a surprising form of social diagnostics centred on the confusion of tongues, or the confusion between the registers of the social. This leads to important conclusions about the intergenerational transmission of trauma and violence.


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  • Raluca Soreanu
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  1. 1.Department of Psychosocial StudiesBirkbeck CollegeLondonUK

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