Jacques Lacan and Co.: A History of Psychoanalysis in France, 1925-1985

Jacques Lacan and Co.: A History of Psychoanalysis in France, 1925-1985

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Jacques Lacan and Co.: A History of Psychoanalysis in France, 1925-1985 by Elisabeth Roudinesco


"Roudinesco provides a finely drawn map of the intellectual debates within French psychoanalysis, especially under the influence of the German emigrés during the 1930s and 1940s. She is a good historian, in that she provides not only a narrative history but also extensive passages from Lacan's own oral-history interviews with the various figures, so that we have not only her commentary but some flavor of the original documentation. Many of the quotes are gems."—Sander I. Gilman, Bulletin of the History of Medicine

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ISBN-13: 9780226729978
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/28/1990
Edition description: 1
Pages: 788
Product dimensions: 7.08(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.86(d)

Table of Contents


Translator's Foreword
Preface to the American Edition
Preface to the French Edition
Acknowledgments
Part One - The New Sensibility
1. Surrealism in the Service of Psychoanalysis
I. Day and Night
II. Suicide, Sex, and the Criminal Woman
III. André Breton between Freud and Hegel
2. Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Psychology
I. Pavlovianism and Freudo-Marxism
II. Georges Politzer and Henri Wallon as Readers of Freud
3. Writers, Literati, Dream-Devourers
I. Verdurin and Guermantes
II. Love Letters
III. André Gide and La Nouvelle Revue française
IV. Pierre Jean Jouve and the Ladies' Chamber
4. Jacques Lacan: A Novel of His Youth
I. From Alfred to Gaëtan
II. Aimée or Rudolph
III. Christine and Léa
IV. Henri, Sigmund
V. Alexandre
VI. Family Chains
Part Two - Cold Wars, Hot Wars
5. The Situation of Psychoanalysis at Midcentury
I. Chronicle of the Brown Years
II. From East to West
III. Two New Masters: Sacha Nacht and Daniel Lagache
6. The Great Divide
I. Disagreements
II. Rome in September: A Baroque Overture
III. Maurice Bouvet or French Neo-Freudianism
7. Life and Death of the Société Française de Psychanalyse
I. Our Finest Years
II. The Birth of Lacanianism
III. An Autumn in Bonneval
IV. The Grand Maneuver
V. Guerrilla War and "Excommunication"
Part Three - Freudian France in Full Array
8. The École Freudienne de Paris: The Reconquest
I. The New French Intellectual Landscape
II. Intermezzo
III. Recourse to Formal Logic
IV. Jacques Lacan, Himself
V. Had Versailles Been Told Me
VI. La Passe: A Reverse Split
VII. Anonymity and the Fourth Group
9. Sunset Boulevard: The Splendors and Miseries of Protest
I. The Great Decline of Dynamic Psychiatry
II. Women Problems
III. Red Front and Years of Embers
10. Kingdoms Asunder
I. Psychoanalysis in the University
II. The Société Psychanalytique de Paris or Advanced Bureaucracy
III. The Association Psychanalytique de France: The Identification of a Group
11. The École Freudienne de Paris: The Collapse
I. Last Song
II. Dissolution
Epilogue
A Hundred Years of Psychoanalysis: An Inventory
Appendixes
Abbreviations
Notes
Index

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