BLAZEK, M., 2013. Emotions as practice: Anna Freud's child psychoanalysis and thinking–doing children's emotional geographies. Emotion, Space and Society, in press.
The paper introduces Anna Freud's early writing from the perspective of the theory and
practice of children's emotional geographies. Discussing especially Freud's view on the theory of
defence mechanisms and her early arguments with Melanie Klein about the nature of the child's
mind, it explores how children's emotions can be approached beyond children's own
representational accounts of their emotional experiences. The paper advocates an engagement with
Anna Freud's work and psychoanalysis that would account for different forms of knowledge
produced in the intersubjective processes of research and for the significance of the relationships
with child participants.
This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Emotion, Space and Society. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2013.02.003