History and Psyche: Culture, Psychoanalysis, and the Past

History and Psyche: Culture, Psychoanalysis, and the Past

by S. Alexander
     
 

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Today, a widening range of historical phenomena are being examined through the psychoanalytic lens, while the psychoanalytic tradition itself is coming in for unprecedented historical scrutiny. This collection of essays showcases the innovative, and sometimes contentious, encounters between psychoanalysis and history.

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Today, a widening range of historical phenomena are being examined through the psychoanalytic lens, while the psychoanalytic tradition itself is coming in for unprecedented historical scrutiny. This collection of essays showcases the innovative, and sometimes contentious, encounters between psychoanalysis and history.

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'This rich and interesting collection will provide an essential resource for those wanting to explore creative encounters between psychoanalysis and history.' - Radical Philosophy

"For a century psychoanalysts have carefully listened to their patient's accounts of their past and together have constructed 'a history.' This volume has brilliantly transformed that past into a rich and moving account of psychoanalytical historiography." - Christopher Bollas, psychoanalyst

"The authors of these provocative and wonderfully inviting essays have put psychoanalysis back on the historical agenda: they show the pertinence of psychoanalysis for history writing today and at the same time provide important new historical perspectives on the articulation of psychoanalysis as a method." - Lynn Hunt, Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History, UCLA, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230113367
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/28/2012
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History Series
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

T. G. Ashplant, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Peter Burke, University of Cambridge, UK
John Forrester, University of Cambridge, UK
Rhodri Hayward, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Katharine Hodgkin, University of East London, UK
Elizabeth Lunbeck, Vanderbilt University, USA
Laura Marcus, Oxford University, UK
Luisa Passerini, University of Turin, Italy
Adam Phillips, psychoanalyst and writer
Alex Potts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Lyndal Roper, Oxford University, UK
Michael Roper, University of Essex, UK
Michael S. Roth, Wesleyan University, USA
Pamela Thurschwell, University of Sussex, UK

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