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Freud's Answer: The Social Origins of Our Psychoanalytic Century

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In this stimulating and original book, Martin Wank provides the first coherent view of the roots of Freudian psychoanalysis, showing how Freud and his colleagues were social, political, and economic therapists in the broadest sense.

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In this stimulating and original book, Martin Wain provides the first coherent view of the roots of Freudian psychoanalysis. He has written not an attack on Freud and his theories ... but an intellectual history of the highest order. In the new urban industrial age of the late 19th century, Wain shows that Freud and his colleagues were social, political, and economic therapists in the broadest sense. Their patient was modern Western culture at a time of disorder and maximum danger. The French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution had overturned the old order but had left the new masses of individuals on their own, lacking the certainties of the old life. Now that authority in the form of the king, the church and family had lost its power, the new liberal democracies needed new means of control. Freud and other pioneers of psychoanalysis provided the way. Their treatment - designed to preserve a form of government they found highly desirable - was a set of theoretical concepts and practices so effective that for a hundred years they held sway, powerfully affecting a myriad of endeavors. 366 pages including notes, bibliography, and index. The top pages have a tiny ink mark on them - not a remainder mark. Read more Show Less

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In this stimulating and original book, Martin Wank provides the first coherent view of the roots of Freudian psychoanalysis, showing how Freud and his colleagues were social, political, and economic therapists in the broadest sense.

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Despite mixed therapeutic results at best, psychoanalysis has been highly influential in shaping the modern sensibility. Wain argues that this is true because Freudian thought arose as a response to a crisis of 19th-century thought and served to contain that crisis by offering new certainties to replace the old ones lost in the French and Industrial revolutions. While the idea of therapy as social control has been delineated more forcefully and originally by Michel Foucault and Thomas Szasz, among others, this title does offer new ideas on the reasons Freudian thought was attractive to the intellectual elite of the early 20th century. -- Mary Ann Hughes, Neill Public Library, Pullman, Washington
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Argues that the reason for the growth and success of the psychoanalytic theories of Freud and his colleagues was a broad social crisis which threatened the order of the European liberal democracies. The theories of Freud, according to the author, were a normalizing force which no longer equated social rebellion with sin or political disobedience, but with a sickness supported by the "objectivity" of science. Psychoanalysis was, in the end, a new control which took the place of authority in the name of the king, the church, or the family.
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Breezy, unscholarly, but with shrewd insights...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566632164
  • Publisher: Ivan R Dee
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: The Hundred-year Mystery
Pt. I Etiology: The Trauma of History
1 Before 1800: The World We Lost 5
2 To 1850: The World We Gained 18
3 The Philosophy of Pleasure 33
Pt. II Hysteria in the Fin de Siecle
4 Riding for a Fall 51
5 Crisis 63
6 The Freudians: The Liberal Imagination 72
7 In the Shadow of Decline: Freud's Miraculous Years 88
Pt. III Finding a Cure
8 A Climate of Ideas 99
9 Soul Psychology: Mind over Matter 112
10 Theory and Practice: Desire's Vicissitudes 124
11 The Art of the Symbol 139
Pt. IV Treatment: Reviving the Past
12 The Old in the New 151
13 Themes 162
14 The Return of God and King 170
15 That Old-time Religion 184
Pt. V Treatment: Demonizing the Enemy
16 Infantilism: Heroes, Villains, Sermons 203
17 More Heroes, Villains, Sermons 213
18 The Lessons of Sex 222
19 The Uses of the Unconscious 233
Pt. VI Treatment: Revising the Mind
20 Neurosis: Diverting Social Hysteria 247
21 Wishes, Dreams, Repression, Regression 257
22 The Triumph of Suggestion 268
Pt. VII Resistance: Hiding the Truth
23 The Camouflage of Authority 277
24 The Politics of Concealment 286
25 Reasons of State 303
Notes 310
Bibliography 341
Index 356
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