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Author Kurzweil, Edith, author.

Title The Freudians : a comparative perspective / Edith Kurzweil
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 374 pages)
Series Psychiatry and social psychology series
Routledge revivals
Psychiatry and social psychology series.
Routledge revivals.
Contents Chapter Introduction / Kurzweil Edith -- part One Psychoanalysis Before 1945 / Kurzweil Edith -- chapter 1 The Reception of Freud's Theories / Kurzweil Edith -- chapter Chapter 2: From Informal Group to Formal Structures / Kurzweil Edith -- chapter Chapter 3: From Therapy to Theory / Kurzweil Edith -- chapter Chapter 4: Promises to Culture / Kurzweil Edith -- part Part Two: Applications Of Psychoanalysis / Kurzweil Edith -- chapter Chapter 5: Psychosomatic Medicine / Kurzweil Edith -- chapter Chapter 6: Education / Kurzweil Edith -- chapter Chapter 7: The Psychology of Women / Kurzweil Edith -- chapter Chapter 8: Literature and Criticism / Kurzweil Edith -- part Part Three: Psychoanalysis Since 1945 / Kurzweil Edith -- chapter Chapter 9: The Organizational Network / Kurzweil Edith -- chapter Chapter 10: The Cultural Unconscious in National Costume / Kurzweil Edith -- chapter Chapter 11: Theoretical Innovations / Kurzweil Edith -- chapter Chapter 12: Psychoanalysis and Politics / Kurzweil Edith -- chapter Conclusion / Kurzweil Edith
Summary "Every country unconsciously creates the psychoanalysis it needs, says Edith Kurzweil. Freudians everywhere, even the most orthodox, are influenced by national traditions, interests, beliefs, and institutions. In this original and stimulating book, Kurzweil traces the ways in which psychoanalysis has evolved in Austria, England, France, Germany, and the United States. The author explains how psychoanalysis took root in each country, outlines the history of various psychoanalytic institutes, and describes how Freudian doctrine has been transmuted by aesthetic values, behavioral mores, and political traditions of different cultures. The Germans, for example, took Austrian humanism and made it "scientific." The British developed object relations. French psychoanalysts emphasized linguistics and structuralism and developed an abiding fascination with text, language, subtext, and plot structures. In her new introduction, Kurzweil reexamines her argument that countries develop their own psychoanalysis according to their needs. She describes evidence supporting her theories and why they continue to hold true today. She also discusses what led her to write this book initially. The Freudians is a major work in confirming the importance of psychoanalytic thought across national and cultural boundaries."--Provided by publisher
Notes Originally published: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1989. With new introd
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-362) and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 16, 2018)
Subject Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939
Psychoanalysis -- History.
Psychoanalysis -- history.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Reference.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351303902