Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich: History, Memory, Tradition

Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich: History, Memory, Tradition

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by Emily A. Kuriloff
     
 

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For most of the twentieth century, Jewish and/or politically leftist European psychoanalysts rarely linked their personal trauma history to their professional lives, for they hoped their theory—their Truth—would transcend subjectivity and achieve a universality not unlike the advances in the "hard" sciences. 

Contemporary Psychoanalysis

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For most of the twentieth century, Jewish and/or politically leftist European psychoanalysts rarely linked their personal trauma history to their professional lives, for they hoped their theory—their Truth—would transcend subjectivity and achieve a universality not unlike the advances in the "hard" sciences. 

Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich confronts the ways in which previously avoided persecution, expulsion, loss and displacement before, during and after the Holocaust shaped what was, and remains a dominant movement in western culture.

Emily Kuriloff uses unpublished original source material, as well as personal interviews conducted with émigré /survivor analysts, and scholars who have studied the period, revealing how the quality of relatedness between people determines what is possible for them to know and do, both personally and professionally. Kuriloff’s research spans the globe, including the analytic communities of the United States, England, Germany, France, and Israel amidst the extraordinary events of the twentieth century.

Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich addresses the future of psychoanalysis in the voices of the second generation—thinkers and clinicians whose legacies and work remains informed by the pain and triumph of their parents' and mentors' Holocaust stories. These unprecedented revelations influence not only our understanding of mental health work, but of history, art, politics and education. Psychoanalysts, psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, cultural historians, Jewish and specifically Holocaust scholars will find this volume compelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136930409
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/15/2013
Series:
Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,203,260
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Emily A. Kuriloff is a Psychologist and Psychoanalyst. She is in private practice in New York City and she is Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the William Alanson White Institute, New York. 

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Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich: History, Memory, Tradition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sophistocated but riveting. Intelligent but highly personal and moving. Read it and see.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not only historically informative, its moving and beautifully written. Conversations with deep thinking people are woven into a narrative about a time in history full with great promise, genius, horror, loss, and redemption. Never have a read a scholarly work so accessible while being subtle and deep thinking. If you are a therapist, a historian, a Jew or merely a curious, conscious person in the world, this book will change you.