Constructing The Self, Constructing America / Edition 1

Constructing The Self, Constructing America / Edition 1

by Philip Cushman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201441926

ISBN-13: 9780201441925

Pub. Date: 09/10/1996

Publisher: Da Capo Press

In this ground-breaking cultural history of psychotherapy, historian and psychologist Philip Cushman shows how the development of modern psychotherapy is inextricably intertwined with that of the United States and how it has changed the way Americans view events and themselves. By tracing our various definitions of the self throughout history, Cushman reveals that

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In this ground-breaking cultural history of psychotherapy, historian and psychologist Philip Cushman shows how the development of modern psychotherapy is inextricably intertwined with that of the United States and how it has changed the way Americans view events and themselves. By tracing our various definitions of the self throughout history, Cushman reveals that psychotherapy is very much a product of a particular time and place—and that it has been fundamentally complicit in creating many of the ills it seeks to assuage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201441925
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/10/1996
Pages:
452
Sales rank:
408,067
Product dimensions:
1.01(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Psychotherapy, the Impossible Bridge1
Ch. 2Selves, Illnesses, Healers, Technologies15
Ch. 3The Self in America34
Ch. 4Healing through Self-Domination: Capitalism, the Asylum, the Untamed Female Body, and Freud91
Ch. 5Healing through Self-Liberation: Mesmerism and the Enchanted American Interior of the Nineteenth Century117
Ch. 6Strange Bedfellows: The Americanization of Psychoanalysis in the Early Twentieth Century140
Ch. 7The Road Not Taken: Harry Stack Sullivan, Melanie Klein, and the Location of the Social159
Ch. 8Self-Liberation through Consumerism: Post-World War II Object Relations Theory, Self-Psychology, and the Empty Self210
Ch. 9Psychotherapy as Moral Discourse: A Hermeneutic Alternative279
Ch. 10The Politics of the Self332
Appendix: The Self in Western Society357
Notes389
Index415

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