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What did Alix Strachey-Sargent contribute to the theory of psychoanalysis?

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Alix Strachey-Sargent translated dozens of seminal psychoanalytic texts from German into English. In doing so, she bridged the cultural gap between German psychoanalytic theory and British psychoanalytic theory, facilitating an exchange of ideas between the two distinct geo-cultural camps. In facilitating this kind of cross-cultural exchange, Sargent-Strachey helped to broaden and expand the theoretical discourse of the nascent discipline.

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He was a psychoanalyst and had an intellectual family background. She as well as her husband looked into Freud's work and started helping her husband transfer his work into English. With the help of her husband she was able to translate quite a few papers into English and published them into a collection. She also took personal analyses and published a new list of terms for psychoanalysis. 

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