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Jokes Of Sigmund Freud

Jokes Of Sigmund Freud

by Elliott Oring
     
 

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The Jokes of Sigmund Freud unravels the intimate connections between Sigmund Freud and his Jewish identity. Author Elliott Oring observes that Freud frequently identified with the characters in the jokes he told, and that there was a strong relationship between these jokes and his own psychological and social state. This analysis offers novel insights into the

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The Jokes of Sigmund Freud unravels the intimate connections between Sigmund Freud and his Jewish identity. Author Elliott Oring observes that Freud frequently identified with the characters in the jokes he told, and that there was a strong relationship between these jokes and his own psychological and social state. This analysis offers novel insights into the enigmatic character of Freud and a fresh perspective on the nature of the science that he founded.

Editorial Reviews

International Review Of Psychotherapy
Oring's work is a serious work of psychobiography. He has collected the jokes and compiled other materials in a scholarly, beautifully annotated way.
Semiotica
Oring's analysis is subtle, extremely well-documented, and practically free of conjecture.
L.I.G.H.T.
The author manages to be analytical without denigrating Freud, thus avoiding the negative bent in which so many of his critics seem to delight. It makes enjoyable reading.
The Jerusalem Post
The thoroughness of Oring's scholarship is impressive. He has ferreted through a mountain of writings by and about Freud, and his treatment of the material is highly intelligent and interesting.
International Psychologist
Professor Oring, an anthropologist, has not told us what Freud has eaten, but his integration of data provides a satisfying treatment of the socio-historical context for what other pathologists have previously uncovered.
Los Angeles Jewish Community Bulletin
Oring has made a major contribution to the study of Freud.
Peter Gay
The most sustained effort, a well-informed monograph from which I have learned.
Leo Rosten
Oring's book on Freud is meticulous, intelligent, solidly researched, and well written.
Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies
Oring's analysis is subtle, extremely well-documented, and practically free of conjecture.
Women's Wear Daily
There is something very bracing in Oring's ability to find some of Freud's deepest concerns in something apparently frivolous.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765704290
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Edition description:
3rd Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.65(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.52(d)

What People are saying about this

Leo Rosten
Oring's book on Freud is meticulous, intelligent, solidly researched, and well written.
Peter Gay
The most sustained effort, a well-informed monograph from which I have learned.

Meet the Author

Elliott Oring received his Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University in 1974 and is currently Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Los Angeles. He has written extensively about folklore, humor, and cultural symbolism. His books include Israeli Humor (1981), Humor and the Individual (1984), and Jokes and Their Relations (1992), as well as Folk Groups and Folklore Genres: An Introduction (1986), and Folk Groups and Folklore Genres: A Reader (1989). He served as editor of Western Folklore and is currently on the editorial board of Humor: International Journal of Humor Research. Dr. Oring is a Fellow of the American Folklore Society and a Folklore Fellow of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.

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