At a time when the search for "followers" is preferred to the love of another with its own characteristics, when the new love order can be represented by the word [email protected] as a brilliant metaphor for the integration of digital culture with feelings, we are faced with the fascinating task of exploring and understanding the revolutionary phenomenon that we encounter. This is what the author has undertaken, taking her reader on a journey through her reflections.
The reader will soon discover that they have in their hands an original and timely book: two rare and indisputably engaging characteristics. The topicality of the subject matter is evident in its title: Love in the Time of the Internet. This book's originality stems not only from the subject under discussion — generally neglected by psychoanalysts — but also from its method, which involves a detailed, in-depth study of the problem and its implications through what the author refers to as 'Ordinary Stories'; that is, clinical vignettes: stories of patients who describe how they can — or actually, how they cannot — love in the time of the internet. As they cannot love, they turn to a psychoanalyst, since in this case the problem cannot be solved by a data scientist.
In conclusion, this is a book that deserves to be widely read, due both to the deeply interesting and topical issues that it covers and the examples given.
About the Author
Martina Burdet is a Psychoanalyst, Full Member with didactic functions of the Madrid Psychoanalytic Association (APM), Member of the Paris Psychoanalytic Society (SPP), as well as a Full Member of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA).
As a bilingual psychoanalyst, Martina Burdet develops her profession combining clinical and teaching activities. He was part of the Executive of the European Federation (2015-2020).
For years she has dedicated herself to researching psychoanalysis at a distance, currently chairing a Research Group of the European Federation on the subject. Likewise, he is part of the prestigious “ Task Force” on distance analysis created by the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA).
Currently Executive President of the only online psychoanalysis magazine :, psychoanalysis.today , a common global project carried out between North America, Latin America, the European Federation and the IPA.
She is the author of numerous publications that have as a common axis a permanent reflection on mental pain and man's discomfort in today's world. For some years now, his research has focused more particularly on love, desire, sexuality and emotional ties in a world marked by the revolutionary impact of new technologies.