Freud and the Politics of Psychoanalysis

Freud and the Politics of Psychoanalysis

by Jose Brunner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765806727
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/31/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

José Brunner is Senior Lecturer at the Buchmann Faculty of Law and the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, both at Tel Aviv University. Born in Zürich, Switzerland, he has been living in Israel for most of the last three decades. He is author of numerous publications on the history and politics of psychoanalysis and contemporary political theory.

José Brunner is Senior Lecturer at the Buchmann Faculty of Law and the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, both at Tel Aviv University. Born in Zürich, Switzerland, he has been living in Israel for most of the last three decades. He is author of numerous publications on the history and politics of psychoanalysis and contemporary political theory.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Editionvii
Prefacexxxiii
INervousness and Nationalism: Medical Politics and the Origins of Psychoanalysis1
1Hereditary Vices5
2Suspicious Respectability13
3Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Jew22
4Meaningful Sex31
IIA State of Mind: Metaphorical Politics in Freud's Metapsychology45
5Who Censors Whom, Where and Why?51
6Politics of Representation57
7Mechanical Failures63
8Occupying Forces69
9Strategies of Conflict75
10Free to Choose81
IIIBetween Two Consenting Adults: Face-to-Face Politics in the Clinical Practice of Psychoanalysis89
11A Touch of Class93
12Psychiatry Goes to War106
13Authority for Hire123
14Mighty Words135
IVEmpires of Passion: Oedipal Politics in Freud's Writings on Social Relations145
15Body Heat149
16Brothers in Arms156
17Big Daddy166
Conclusions181
Notes187
References217
Index233

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