Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To quickly return to the issue’s Table of Contents from an article…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

You can go back to to the issue’s Table of Contents in one click by clicking on the article title in the article view.  What’s more, it will take you to the specific place in the TOC where the article appears.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Corpt, E. (2017). Maternal Ethics and the Therapeutic Work of Protecting Open Futures. Psychoanal. Inq., 37(6):412-418.

(2017). Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 37(6):412-418

Original Articles

Maternal Ethics and the Therapeutic Work of Protecting Open Futures

Elizabeth Corpt, M.S.W.

This article concerns the relevance of maternal ethics to psychoanalytically inspired practice, particularly the work of protecting open futures. The signifier maternal is used here not as a designation of motherhood, biological or otherwise, but as a descriptor of a kind of dedicated caretaking experienced in a variety of dialogical relationships including that of patient and therapist/analyst. Both the maternal and ethical turns in psychoanalysis and the postmodern shifts in the definition of ethics contribute to a relational ethics that takes into account past, present, and future, and an appreciation of radical perspectives on otherness.

[This is a summary excerpt from the full text of the journal article. The full text of the document is available to journal subscribers on the publisher's website here.]

Copyright © 2018, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.