Social Theory Since Freud: Traversing Social Imaginaries / Edition 1

Social Theory Since Freud: Traversing Social Imaginaries / Edition 1

by Anthony Elliott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415271649

ISBN-13: 9780415271646

Pub. Date: 09/24/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this compelling book, Anthony Elliott traces the rise of psychoanalysis from the Frankfurt School to postmodernism. Examining how pathbreaking theorists such as Adorno, Marcuse, Lacan and Lyotard have deployed psychoanalysis to politicise issues such as desire, sexuality, repression and identity, Elliott assesses the gains and losses arising from this

Overview

In this compelling book, Anthony Elliott traces the rise of psychoanalysis from the Frankfurt School to postmodernism. Examining how pathbreaking theorists such as Adorno, Marcuse, Lacan and Lyotard have deployed psychoanalysis to politicise issues such as desire, sexuality, repression and identity, Elliott assesses the gains and losses arising from this appropriation of psychoanalysis in social theory and cultural studies.

Moving from the impact of the Culture Wars and recent Freud-bashing to contemporary debates in social theory, feminism and postmodernism, Elliott argues for a new alliance between sociological and psychoanalytic perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415271646
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/24/2004
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Social Theory and Psychoanalysis: The Story So Far 2. Self and Society: Freud and Castoriadis on Imagination 3. Desire in Language: Kristeva and Laplanche on Repression 4. The Social Imaginary and Social Research 5. In Defence of Imagination: Concluding Remarks

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