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Title Whose Freud? : the place of psychoanalysis in contemporary culture / edited by Peter Brooks and Alex Woloch
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 342 pages) : illustrations
Contents Unconscious deeps and empirical shallows / Frederick Crews -- Psychoanalysis and its discontents / Robert Michels -- Quandaries of the incest taboo / Judith Butler -- The vortex beneath the story / Juliet Mitchell -- Is anatomy destiny? Freud and biological determinism / Toril Moi -- Bridging the gap between two scenes / Hubert Damisch -- Psychoanalysis as a hermeneutic science / Peter Loewenberg -- The pain in the patient's knee / Mary Jacobus -- Freud and homosexuality / Paul Robinson -- The language of care / Kaja Silverman
Speaking psychoanalysis / Leo Bersani -- Reflections on trauma, absence, and loss / Dominick LaCapra -- States of emergency: toward a Freudian historiography of modernity / Eric L. Santner -- Early modern subjectivity and the place of psychoanalysis in cultural analysis: the case of Richard Norwood / Meredith Skura -- Whose psychohistory? / Robert Jay Lifton -- Can psychoanalysis and cognitive-emotional neuroscience collaborate in remodeling our concept of mind-brain? / Morton F. Reiser -- Freud's neuromental model: analytic structures and local habitations / David V. Forrest
Freud's theory of the mind and modern functional imaging experiments / Robert G. Shulman and Douglas L. Rothman -- The changing psychoanalytic model of the mind / Arnold M. Cooper -- Psychoanalytical theory and kinds of truth / Richard Wollheim -- On truth / Donald Davidson -- Truth in psychoanalysis / Jonathan Lear -- What kind of truth? / John Forrester
Summary One hundred years after the publication of The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud remains the most frequently cited author of our culture, and one of the most controversial. To some he is the presiding genius of modernity, to others the author of its symptomatic illnesses. The current position of psychoanalysis is very much at issue. Is it still valid as a theory of the mind? Have its therapeutic applications been rendered obsolete by drugs? Why does it still figure in debates about sexual identity, despite its rejection by many feminists? How does it contribute to cultural analysis? This book offers a new assessment of the status of psychoanalysis as a discipline and a discourse in contemporary culture. It brings together an exceptional group of theorists and practitioners, such partisans and critics of Freud as Frederic Crews, Judith Butler, Leo Bersani, Juliet Mitchell, Robert Jay Lifton, Richard Wollheim, Jonathan Lear, and others. These contributors, who are active in literature, philosophy, film, history, cultural studies, neuroscience, psychotherapy, and other disciplines, debate how psychoanalysis has enriched, and been enriched by, these fields
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 -- Congresses
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
Psychoanalysis and culture -- Congresses
Freudian Theory
culture note.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Movements -- Psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalysis and culture.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Brooks, Peter, 1938-
Woloch, Alex, 1970-
ISBN 9780300127836