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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTAPPRECIATIONABOUT THE AUTHORINTRODUCTIONPART I: THE CHILD AND THE INFANTILE: HISTORY AND TIME CHAPTER ONE The child: between history and structure CHAPTER TWO A change of discourse: Freud's abandonment of the seduction hypothesis CHAPTER THREE The fantasm: a transformational formulaPART II: PSYCHOANALYSIS AS A CHILD AND ITS PROTAGONISTS CHAPTER FOUR The illegitimate beginnings of the field of psychoanalysis of the child CHAPTER FIVE The place of the parents: the child does not come of his own accord CHAPTER SIX The leaking tap: the symptom of the childPART III: DISCOURSES ON CHILDHOOD CHAPTER SEVEN The ages of the child CHAPTER EIGHT The upbringing of the child: between nature and culture CHAPTER NINE Condillac's statue: from the sentiment of childhood to the sensuality of the child CHAPTER TEN A new discourse: the child as sexual subjectPART IV: THE CHILD AND THE SUBJECT CHAPTER ELEVEN From the razing of the child to the advent of the subjectEPILOGUEREFERENCESINDEX
Michael Gerard Plastow is a psychoanalyst working in private practice in Melbourne. He is an analyst of the Freudian School of Melbourne School of Lacanian Psychoanalysis. He also practises in the public sector as a child psychiatrist at the Alfred Child and Youth Mental Health Service where he leads a multi-disciplinary team. Over a number of years he has convened a seminar on Psychoanalysis and the Child with Tine Norregaard, also a psychoanalyst in The Freudian School of Melbourne. This collaboration has given rise to the writing of the book entitled 'What is a Child?: Childhood, Psychoanalysis, and Discourse'.Michael has published extensively in the psychoanalytic, psychiatric, and academic literature, and frequently presents his work at colloquia and conferences in Australia, Europe, and Latin America. He has a particular interest in the question of translation in psychoanalysis and has translated a number of papers into English from French, Spanish, and Portuguese. His translation into English of Jacques Lacan's seminar 'The Knowledge of the Psychoanalyst' was published in 2013 as a bilingual edition by the 'Association Lacanienne Internationale'.