Beyond Doer And Done To: Recognition Theory, Intersubjectivity And The Third
Publish Date: 2017-07-08
Author: Jessica Benjamin
In Beyond Doer and Done To, Jessica Benjamin, author of the path-breaking Bonds of Love, expands her theory of mutual recognition and its breakdown into the complementarity of doer and done to. Her innovative theory charts the growth of the Third in early developmentthrough the movement between recognition and breakdown, and shows how itparallels the enactments in the psychoanalytic relationship. Benjamins recognition theory illuminates the radical potential of acknowledgment in healing both individual and social trauma, in creating relational repair in the transformational space of thirdness. Benjamins unique formulations of intersubjectivity make essential reading for both psychoanalytic therapists and theorists in the humanities and social sciences.