ISBN-10:
023113181X
ISBN-13:
9780231131810
Pub. Date:
05/04/2007
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Freud's Free Clinics: Psychoanalysis & Social Justice, 1918-1938 / Edition 1

Freud's Free Clinics: Psychoanalysis & Social Justice, 1918-1938 / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Ann Danto
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ISBN-13: 9780231131810
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 05/04/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 248,307
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Ann Danto is associate professor and chair of the Foundations of Practice at Hunter College School of Social Work, City University of New York.

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It is possible to foresee that the conscience of society will awake and remind it that the poor man should have just as much right to assistance for his mind as he now has to the life-saving help offered by surgery.... Then institutions and out-patient clinics will be started, to which analytically-trained physicians will be appointed so that men who would otherwise give to drink, women who have already succumbed under the burden of their privations, children for whom there is no choice but running wild or neurosis, may be made capable by analysis of resistance and efficient work. Such treatments will be free. -- Sigmund Freud, 'Lines of Advance in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy' (1918)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
"The Conscience of Society"—Introduction
1. 1918-1922: Society Awakes
2. 1923-1932: The Most Gratifying Years
3. 1933-1938: Termination
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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Peter Gay

'I am a liberal of the old school,' wrote Sigmund Freud in a late letter to the German novelist, Arnold Zweig. A rare comment that underscores the significance of Freud's political leanings. Elizabeth Danto's invaluable, carefully researched and highly readable book on the free psychoanalytic clinics in Vienna, Berlin and elsewhere, impressively illuminates the master's influence on the understudied field of social psychoanalysis, its tough-minded and too little discussed liberalism.

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