Political Freud: A History

Political Freud: A History

by Eli Zaretsky

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231540148
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Eli Zaretsky is a professor of history at the New School for Social Research. His previous works include Why America Needs a Left: A Historical Argument; Secrets of the Soul: A Social and Cultural History of Psychoanalysis; and Capitalism, the Family, and Personal Life.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Political Freud
1. Psychoanalysis and the Spirit of Capitalism
2. Beyond the Blues: The Racial Unconscious and Collective Memory
3. In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Rereading Freud's Moses
4. The Ego at War: From the Death Instinct to Precarious Life
5. From the Maturity Ethic to the Psychology of Power: The New Left, Feminism, and the Return to "Social Reality"
Afterword: Freud in the Twenty-first Century

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