Freud and the Institution of Psychoanalytic Knowledge (Cultural Memory in the Present Series)

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“Winter’s book is learned, original, forcefully written, and powerfully argued.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine
“[Winter’s] task (well done!) is to study how we explain ourselves—specifically, the causes and consequences of Freud’s way. . . . Winter gives clarity its due, integrating her materials and arguments carefully, crossing discipinary lines adroitly, and helping the readers with summaries pro re nata. . . . This book is a fine example of ...
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Overview


“Winter’s book is learned, original, forcefully written, and powerfully argued.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine
“[Winter’s] task (well done!) is to study how we explain ourselves—specifically, the causes and consequences of Freud’s way. . . . Winter gives clarity its due, integrating her materials and arguments carefully, crossing discipinary lines adroitly, and helping the readers with summaries pro re nata. . . . This book is a fine example of interdisciplinary scholarship.”—Bulletin of the History of Medicine
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"Winter's book is learned, original, forcefully written, and powerfully argued."—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine

"[Winter's] task (well done!) is to study how we explain ourselves—specifically, the causes and consequences of Freud's way. . . . Winter gives clarity its due, integrating her materials and arguments carefully, crossing discipinary lines adroitly, and helping the readers with summaries pro re nata. . . . This book is a fine example of interdisciplinary scholarship."—Bulletin of the History of Medicine

"In Freud and the Institution of Psychoanalytic Knowledge: Cultural Memory in the Present, Sarah Winter blends literary studies and historical sociology to provide a ground breaking cultural history of the strategies Sigmund Freud employed in his writings and career. . . . [It] is highly recommended, thought-provoking reading for students of psychology, psychoanalysis, and the history of medicine."—Wisconsin Bookwatch

"Freud and the Institution of Psychoanalytic Knowledge is an exceedingly thoughtful and balanced book. Its depth and breadth are remarkable; the footnotes and bibliography alone make the book a scholarly treasure trove."—Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

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Combining approaches from literary studies and historical sociology, Winter (English, Yale U.) investigates how psychoanalytic knowledge attained a dual status both as common sense about the inner life among the educated and psychological expertise during the first half of the 20th century. She argues that among Freud's strategies to orchestrate public recognition was his appropriation of Greek tragedy to drape his ideas in cultural authority and legitimacy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804733069
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Series: Cultural Memory in the Present Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Sarah Winter is Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut.
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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction: Freud's Afterlife: Toward a Cultural History of the Psychoanalytic Thought Style 1
1 Schoolboy Psychology: Freud's Classical Education and the Institution of the Psychoanalytic Oedipus 25
2 Psychoanalysis as "Necessity": Freud's "Tragic" Theories of the Psyche, Gender, and Cultural History 54
3 Lacanian Psychoanalysis at Colonus 79
4 Professionalization and Freud's Cultural Theory 121
5 Applied Psychoanalysis: Freud's Disciplinary Imperialism and the Methodology of Modern Psychological Culture 209
Afterword 278
Notes 291
Bibliography 347
Index 377
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