Storms in Her Head: Freud and the Construction of Hysteria

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A century after it was written, Breuer and Freudís Studies on Hysteria continues to challenge. In Storms in Her Head, many of todayís most renowned psychoanalysts and cultural theorists revisit the cases it contains, reflecting on how six suffering women continue to engage us with problems of theory and practice. Each author offers a major contribution to current psychoanalytic thinking about culture and its influence on the mind, the body and clinical process. Storms in Her Head offers an eclectic and lively set...
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Overview

A century after it was written, Breuer and Freudís Studies on Hysteria continues to challenge. In Storms in Her Head, many of todayís most renowned psychoanalysts and cultural theorists revisit the cases it contains, reflecting on how six suffering women continue to engage us with problems of theory and practice. Each author offers a major contribution to current psychoanalytic thinking about culture and its influence on the mind, the body and clinical process. Storms in Her Head offers an eclectic and lively set of opinions on Freud, his hysterical patients, and the psychoanalytic journey they began together.
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Freud and Josef Breuer's are the subject of this group of articles, most of which reconsider the original cases in light of later evidence and current theoretical approaches. The contributors are psychologists (most of them, including the editors, are with New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis), a historian, and a professor of humanities. Other paper topics include: current treatments for hysteria, a psychology of unconscious experience without interpretive metapsychology, feminist approaches to Freud, and the leap from to . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892746238
  • Publisher: Other Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Muriel Dimen, Ph.D., wrote Surviving Sexual Contradictions and The Anthropological Imagination and, with Adrienne Harris, edited Storms in Her Head (Other Press, 2001). She has a private psychoanalytic practice in New York.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The Primal Leap of Psychoanalysis, from Body to Speech: Freud, Feminism, and the Vicissitudes of the Transference 31
2 The Psychotherapy of Hysteria, 1995 65
3 Pregnancy, Death, and Loss in Anna O.'s Hysteria 91
4 A Psychology of Unconscious Experience without Interpretive Metapsychology 107
5 Hysteria, Dissociation, and Cure: Emmy von N. Revisited 121
6 The Case History in Historical Perspective: Nanette Leroux and Emmy von N. 143
7 Falling into History: Freud's Case of Frau Emmy von N. 167
8 Eroticism and Representation: The Epistemology of Sex in Light of the Case of Frau Emmy von N. 185
9 Psychoanalysis and the Degradation of Romance 201
10 From Hypnotic Suggestion to Free Association: Freud as a Psychotherapist, circa 1892-1893 223
11 Back to the Future in Psychoanalysis: Trauma, Dissociation, and the Nature of Unconscious Processes 243
12 On Trauma: A Freudian Perspective 265
13 The Physicality of the Gaze 281
14 Beyond the Feminine Ideal: The Body Speaks 303
15 Conversations with Elisabeth von R. 323
16 The Leap from the Studies on Hysteria to The Interpretation of Dreams 341
Contributors 359
Index 363
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