The Clinic and the Context: Historical Essays

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This book comprises a collection of the distinguished psychoanalyst Elisabeth Young-Bruehl?s papers ranging from ?Psychoanalysis and Social Democracy?, ?Civilization and its Dream of Contentement?, ?Reflections on Women and Psychoanalysis? and ?Reflections on Psychobiography?. Each essay is of value in its own right, and the collection together will be found to make an important contribution to our understanding of the history of psychoanalysis.

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Overview

This book comprises a collection of the distinguished psychoanalyst Elisabeth Young-Bruehl’s papers ranging from ‘Psychoanalysis and Social Democracy’, ‘Civilization and its Dream of Contentement’, ‘Reflections on Women and Psychoanalysis’ and ‘Reflections on Psychobiography’. Each essay is of value in its own right, and the collection together will be found to make an important contribution to our understanding of the history of psychoanalysis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855758940
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Elisabeth Young-Bruehl was a faculty member at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and a practicing psychoanalyst in Manhattan.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

About the Author ix

Series Editor's Foreword xi

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Why psychoanalysis has no history Elisabeth Young-Bruehl Murray Schwartz 1

Chapter 2 The trauma of lost love in psychoanalysis 19

Chapter 3 Civilisation and its dream of contentment: reflections on the unity of humankind 35

Chapter 4 Psychoanalysis and social democracy: a tale of two developments 59

Chapter 5 A brief history of prejudice studies 85

Chapter 6 Reflections on women and psychoanalysis 107

Chapter 7 Sexual diversity in cosmopolitan perspective 129

Chapter 8 Women and children first! 141

Chapter 9 Psychobiography and character study: a reflection 163

Index 181

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