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Peltz, R. (2020). Going to Where the World Ends: When the Bodies of Children Speak Who is Listening?. Psychoanal. Dial., 30(2):166-179.

(2020). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(2):166-179

Going to Where the World Ends: When the Bodies of Children Speak Who is Listening?

Rachael Peltz, Ph.D.

In this paper, the author re-tells the story of the “Uppgivenhetssyndrom” children as presented by Rachel Aviv in the April, 2017 issue of The New Yorker Magazine. This recent piece of history is viewed from multiple psychoanalytic, social, and historical perspectives to register the embodied pain and protest of these near-dead children and to consider the role of psychoanalysts and mental health professionals as enactive wit(h)nesses to their pain and recovery.

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