Jung and the Postmodern: The Interpretation of Realities

Jung and the Postmodern: The Interpretation of Realities

by Christopher Hauke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415163854

ISBN-13: 9780415163859

Pub. Date: 04/15/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What has Jung to do with the Postmodern? Chris Hauke's lively and provocative book, puts the case that Jung's psychology constitutes a critique of modernity that brings it in line with many aspects of the postmodern critique of contemporary culture. The metaphor he uses is one in which 'we are gazing through a Jungian transparency or filter being held up against

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What has Jung to do with the Postmodern? Chris Hauke's lively and provocative book, puts the case that Jung's psychology constitutes a critique of modernity that brings it in line with many aspects of the postmodern critique of contemporary culture. The metaphor he uses is one in which 'we are gazing through a Jungian transparency or filter being held up against the postmodern while, from the other side, we are also able to look through a transparency or filter of the postmodern to gaze at Jung. From either direction there will be a new and surprising vision.'
Setting Jung against a range of postmodern thinkers, Hauke recontextualizes Jung's thought as a reponse to modernity, placing it - sometimes in parallel and sometimes in contrast to - various postmodern discourses. Including chapters on themes such as meaning, knowledge and power, the contribution of architectural criticism to the postmodern debate, Nietzsche's perspective theory of affect and Jung's complex theory, representation and symbolization, constructivism and pluralism, this is a book which will find a ready audience in academy and profession alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415163859
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2000
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Why postmodern?23
Modern and postmodern23
Jung and the limitations of Enlightenment rationality31
Daniel Bell and Peter Homans: modernity, capitalism and the Protestant psychologic39
Fredric Jameson: 'history' and nostalgia43
Jean Baudrillard: image and simulacrum46
2Freud and Jung: the analysis of the individual and the collective51
Habermas and the incomplete project of modernity51
Freud and modernity: post-Freudian social analysis and post-Jungian critique55
A comparison of some of the concepts of Freud and Jung65
3Consciousness consciousing: individuation and/under postmodern conditions66
Princess Diana and the 'death' of the subject67
Temporality, spatiality, and our need for maps - Jameson's route towards individuation?72
Affirming consciousness: beyond good and evil postmoderns78
4Frank Gehry's house and Carl Jung's Tower84
Buildings, modernists and post-modernism86
Charles Jencks on defining the postmodern in architecture (and elsewhere)90
Modern, late-modern, postmodern or what?92
Philip Johnson, Nietzsche, transvaluation and aesthetics93
Peter Eisenman, psychoanalysis and nostalgia96
Frank Gehry's house97
Carl Jung's Tower103
Concluding remarks and other points of view111
5Postmodern gender: masculine, feminine and the other114
Dealing with the essential114
The gender paradigm117
Postmodern sex, postmodern gender122
Julia Kristeva, the abject and the lapis126
The shadow, the other, projection and the semiotic132
The failure of the goddesses137
The use of myths: French feminists, Jung and clinical work141
6Jung, Nietzsche and the roots of the postmodern145
Nietzsche and German thought at the end of the nineteenth century147
The deposing of the subject149
Pluralism, perspectivism and complexes152
Genealogy and 'history'159
The Ubermensch and individuation168
7Nietzsche, power and the body, or, Jung and the post-hysteric175
At the Salpetriere175
The will to power178
Hysteria and the body181
Jung and the stage-management of hysterical symptoms184
Self-overcoming, individuation and Telos187
8Image, sign, symbol: representation and the postmodern191
Meaning191
'Semiotic' and 'symbolic'193
Structuralism, post-structuralism, deconstruction; plus the social construction of reality194
Image, imago, word: imagination and language200
Knowing and the unknown: ancient wisdom and modern representation205
The Subject, the Other and the necessity of the Unknown215
The postmodern meaning of 'meaning'218
9Affect and modernity223
Death and sex223
Charles Darwin, William James and the theorising of emotion225
Repression, the complex and affects227
The Life and Death of Affect as an Object229
The hybrid, perspectives and the object of psychotherapy232
10Mind and matter: Jungian and postmodern science236
Postmodern science: reading the data236
Other science246
The Unus Mundus: archetypes, the psychoid and synchronicity248
The link with alchemy255
Psychotherapy, empathy and psi phenomena257
11'I'm OK, you're mad': sanity, psychosis and community264
The psychiatrist264
The scope of rationality267
Multiple orderings of reality: Levy-Bruhl, Wittgenstein, Peirce and Schutz269
Archetypal psychology and the necessity of abnormal psychology272
Madness in context: an anthropological case of psychotic breakdown276
12'The gods are with us. And they want to play'281
The paintings of David Salle281
References287
Index297

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