Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To download the bibliographic list of all PEP-Web content…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Did you know that you can download a bibliography of all content available on PEP Web to import to Endnote, Refer, or other bibliography manager? Just click on the link found at the bottom of the webpage. You can import into any UTF-8 (Unicode) compatible software which can import data in “Refer” format. You can get a free trial of one such program, Endnote, by clicking here.

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

Jordan, J.F. (1990). Inner Space and the Interior of the Maternal Body: Unfolding in the Psychoanalytical Process. Int. R. Psycho-Anal., 17:433-444.

(1990). International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 17:433-444

Inner Space and the Interior of the Maternal Body: Unfolding in the Psychoanalytical Process

Juan Francisco Jordan


This paper is a psychoanalytic investigation into the experience of space in a schizoid borderline patient. Its aim is to show the correlation between mental space, corporeal space and the fantasy of the interior of the mother's body. This correlation can be viewed, in the light of Matte-Blanco's reconceptualization of the unconscious, as a symmetrical experience of being as a fused relation with the mother's body. The unfolding of this fantasy is followed in the psychoanalytic process of the patient. A hypothesis of the genesis of the difficulties in the development of asymmetrically discriminated spaces is offered. The psychoanalytic process allows the unfolding of symmetrical being in the transference. By way of this unfolding the patient's consciousness can start to discriminate his own space as different from the mother's body.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2020, 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.