By Joanne Brown (auth.)
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17). Here we find Berman describing a ‘landscape of steam engines, automated factories, railroads, vast new industrial zones, teeming cities that have grown, telephones, newspapers, nation states, multinational aggregations of capital, expanding world markets’ and so on. ). Hence, the very socio-economic conditions which romantic love partook of could be seen to have already sown the seeds of their own destruction. That is, as Berman says: Modernity … can be said to unite all mankind. But it is a paradoxical unity, a unity of disunity: it pours us all into a maelstrom of perpetual disintegration and renewal, of struggle and contradiction, of ambiguity and anguish.
The romantic love story or song, they maintain, offers fantasy resolutions to present material circumstances and the consumption of romance is therefore expressive of the ‘dreams of the oppressed’. In contrast to second wave feminism, the feminists of the 1980s–1990s state that we should take women’s dreams and fantasies seriously and look at the imaginative triumph which romantic love stories enable women to experience. Indeed, according to Pearce, the forte of the romantic love story is that the characters are loosely drawn (empty) thus allowing us to fill them up with our identifications and needs.
Hunt (2002, p. 176), for example, argues that creative writers need to ‘delve into the inner world, in order to create writing which, whilst not necessarily autobiographical in the strict sense, is deeply personal’. ). This is similar to the kind of writing that clinical work demands, because it is expressive of learning from the experience of the self in the world. Learning from experience and learning by the book are not necessarily mutually exclusive exercises, of course, but the rhetoric of science which is implicit in academic writing and research (hypothesis, method and results) and the modes of creative expression encouraged in object relations psychoanalysis can be difficult to reconcile.
A Psychosocial Exploration of Love and Intimacy by Joanne Brown (auth.)