Storms in Her Head: Freud and the Construction of Hysteria

Storms in Her Head: Freud and the Construction of Hysteria

by Muriel Dimen
     
 

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

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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 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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892746238
Publisher:
Other Press, LLC
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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