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Dimen, M. (1994). Money, Love, and Hate: Contradiction and Paradox in Psychoanalysis. Psychoanal. Dial., 4(1):69-100.

(1994). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 4(1):69-100

Money, Love, and Hate: Contradiction and Paradox in Psychoanalysis

Muriel Dimen, Ph.D.

The way analysts talk, behave, and feel in relation to money is replete with an uneasiness that is the surface manifestation of a deep, psychocultural contradiction between money and love that cannot be thought, willed, or wished away. For the clinical project to succeed, this contradiction can and must find a temporary, reparative resolution in the paradox between love and hate. This essay takes up the question of money in the spirit of the Marx-Freud tradition, in postmodern perspective, and through several languages, not only psychoanalysis, but social theory, anthropology, and less centrally, feminist theory as well. It addresses money's unconscious and emotional resonance, and its cultural meanings; money's clinical and theoretical vicissitudes in the context of cultural symbolism and economic change, as well as the class position of psychoanalysis and the psychology of class itself; and money's relational meaning in transference and countertransference.

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