Freud's Dora: A Psychoanalytic, Historical, and Textual Study

Freud's Dora: A Psychoanalytic, Historical, and Textual Study

by Patrick J. Mahony
     
 
In this brilliant re-evaluation of one of Freud's most famous cases, Patrick J. Mahony alters the way we view the woman called "Dora," Freud's handling of the case, and his editing of the published account. Mahony claims that Freud's case study is not a model of treatment but a remarkable exhibition of the rejection of a patient by a clinician and an

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In this brilliant re-evaluation of one of Freud's most famous cases, Patrick J. Mahony alters the way we view the woman called "Dora," Freud's handling of the case, and his editing of the published account. Mahony claims that Freud's case study is not a model of treatment but a remarkable exhibition of the rejection of a patient by a clinician and an inkblot test of Freud's misapprehensions about female sexuality and adolescence.

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Mahony (Canadian Society of Psychoanalysts; English, U. of Montreal) claims that the case of the patient Freud immortalized as Dora is not a model of treatment but an exhibition of the rejection of a patient by a clinician, a demonstration of Freud's misapprehensions about female sexuality and adolescence. He looks at how Freud neglected significant data, and sheds new light in Dora's bisexuality, transference, and dreams. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300066227
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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