chapter  2
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Toward an emancipatory psychoanalysis

It is with some surprise that I find myself, at the end of my career, involved in the writing of a book. It is not that writing has been foreign to me or that the business of assembling chapters and polishing arguments is unknown in my professional experience. But I had not envisioned undertaking a project of this scope at this late date or that with the encouragement of valued colleagues and former students, I would be joining with Dorienne Sorter and Shelley Doctors in an effort to publish a book devoted exclusively to the unfolding of my ideas about psychoanalytic treatment and its possibilities. I am surprised, in short, that I have this final opportunity to recapitulate and summarize my professional experience.