Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis
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Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis

by George Makari
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0061346624

ISBN-13: 9780061346620

Pub. Date: 12/30/2008

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

A masterful history of one of the most important movements of our time, Revolution in Mind is a brilliant, engaging, and radically new work—the first ever to fully account for the making of psychoanalysis. In a sweeping narrative, George Makari demonstrates how a new way of thinking about inner life coalesced and won followers who spread this body of

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A masterful history of one of the most important movements of our time, Revolution in Mind is a brilliant, engaging, and radically new work—the first ever to fully account for the making of psychoanalysis. In a sweeping narrative, George Makari demonstrates how a new way of thinking about inner life coalesced and won followers who spread this body of thought throughout the West. Along the way he introduces the reader to a fascinating array of characters, many of whom have been long ignored or forgotten.

Amid great ferment, Sigmund Freud emerged as a creative, interdisciplinary thinker who devised a riveting new theory of the mind that attracted acolytes from the very fields the Viennese doctor had mined for his synthesis. These allies included Eugen Bleuler, Carl Jung, and Alfred Adler, all of whom eventually broke away and accused the Freudian community of being unscientific. Makari reveals how in the wake of these crises, innovators like Sándor Ferenczi, Wilhelm Reich, Melanie Klein, and others reformed psychoanalysis, which began to gain wide acceptance only to be banished from the continent and sent into exile due to the rise of fascism.

Groundbreaking, insightful, and compulsively readable, Revolution in Mind goes beyond myth and polemic to give us the story of one of the most controversial intellectual endeavors of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061346620
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
620,646
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.94(h) x 1.01(d)

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Table of Contents

Prologue     1
Making Freudian Theory
A Mind for Science     9
City of Mirrors, City of Dreams     53
The Unhappy Marriage of Psyche and Eros     85
Making the Freudians
Vienna     129
Zurich     179
Freudians International     213
Integration/Disintegration     239
Making Psychoanalysis
Everything May Perish     295
Searching for a New Center     321
A New Psychoanalysis     367
The Psycho-Politics of Freedom     405
Epilogue     467
Acknowledgments     487
Abbreviations for Frequently Cited Sources     489
Notes     493
Permissions     577
Illustration Credits     579
Index     581

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