A Psychoanalysis for Our Time

A Psychoanalysis for Our Time

by Jeffrey Rubin, Robert L. Cohn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814774911

ISBN-13: 9780814774915

Pub. Date: 11/01/1998

Publisher: New York University Press

Does psychoanalysis have a future?

Psychoanalysis is not a relic of a bygone era, argues Jeffrey B. Rubin in A Psychoanalysis for Our Time. Rather, it has profound relevance for our troubled time.

Steering a balanced course between Freud's virulent attackers and his loyalist defenders, Rubin discerns both blind spots and hidden strengths in

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Does psychoanalysis have a future?

Psychoanalysis is not a relic of a bygone era, argues Jeffrey B. Rubin in A Psychoanalysis for Our Time. Rather, it has profound relevance for our troubled time.

Steering a balanced course between Freud's virulent attackers and his loyalist defenders, Rubin discerns both blind spots and hidden strengths in psychoanalysis. He reveals its covert authoritarianism, Byzantine politics, censorship of dissident thinkers, residual sexism, and overly simplistic accounts of self. A Psychoanalysis for Our Time does not only cogently critique psychoanalysis, however; it also offers a visionary approach for its renewal, based on cultivating greater historical, theoretical, and methodological self-awareness within psychoanalysis.

Drawing on history, deconstructionism, feminism, anthropology, and Eastern meditative disciplines, Rubin portrays a psychoanalysis that is self-reflective and non-authoritarian, pluralistic and emancipatory. Encyclopedic in scope, integrative in spirit, A Psychoanalysis for Our Time is a brilliant and landmark work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814774915
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
IPsychoanalytic History and Institutions11
1To See or Not to See? That Was Freud's Dilemma13
2Politics and Censorship in Psychoanalysis: Sandor Ferenczi and the Secret Committee38
3Fostering Tolerance and Creativity in the Culture of Psychoanalysis49
IIPsychoanalytic Theory65
4Psychoanalysts and Their Gods69
5The Wish to Be Seen and the Dread of Being Found: A Psychobiographical Study of D. W. Winnicott81
6Does the True Self Really Exist? A Critique of Winnicott's True Self Concept99
7Kohut's Bipolar Self Revisited114
8Psychoanalysis Is Self-Centered126
IIIPsychoanalytic Practice141
9Freud's Legacy: Toward a Posthumanist Practice and a Multidimensional Self143
10The Psychoanalyst and Freedom154
11The Analyst's Authority173
Conclusion197
Notes203
References223
Index247
About the Author255

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