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Author Parker, Ian, 1956-

Title Japan in analysis : cultures of the unconscious / Ian Parker
Published Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  150.1950952 Par/Jia  DUE 17-09-19
Description vi, 179 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Dependency in development : where id was, there ego shall be -- Institutional politics and cultural intervention : they were killing their mothers -- Civilization and its contents : Buddhistic cyberspace in Kyoto -- Religion, cohesion and personal life : a homogeneous culture -- Mirrors of the other : why are you asking these questions?
Introductions and Preliminary Meetings -- 1 Dependency in Development: 'Where id was, there ego shall be' -- 2 Institutional Politics and Cultural Intervention: 'They were killing their mothers' -- 3 Civilization and its Contents: 'Buddhistic cyberspace in Kyoto' -- 4 Religion, Cohesion and Personal Life: 'A homogeneous culture' -- 5 Mirrors of the Other: 'Why are you asking these questions?'
Summary "Ian Parker addresses three key questions: 'Why is there psychoanalysis in Japan?','What do we learn about Japan from its own forms of analysis?', and 'What do we learn about ourselves from Japan?' The book is about the development of psychoanalysis and modern subjectivity in Japan. It shows how forms of individual selfhood amenable to therapeutic intervention emerged as Japanese culture has opened up to the West. It is also about how approaches to analysing the self have encountered Japan and how analysts tried to make sense of a culture that once seemed at odds with the aims of psychotherapy."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 116-171) and index
Subject Psychoanalysis -- Japan.
LC no. 2008011402
ISBN 0230506917 alkaline paper
9780230506916 alkaline paper