Subterranean Politics and Freud's Legacy seeks to reestablish psychoanalysis as an ally to critical theory's efforts to restore subjectivity and oppose systemic domination in modernity. Given critical theory's ongoing crisis of identity and purpose, this project makes a significant contribution to contemporary political theory.
About the Author
Amy L. Buzby is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Arkansas State University, USA. She received her PhD in Political Science from Rutgers University. She is a former Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights and Academic Fellow at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. Her published works include an edited volume, Communicative Action: The Logos Interviews.
Table of ContentsIntroduction 1. Freud and the Critical Method 2. Freud and the Critical Theory of Society 3. Psychoanalysis as Humanism: Reclaiming Eros for Critical Theory 4. New Foundations for Resistance: The Marcuse-Fromm Debate Revisited 5. Working Through the Past: Psychoanalysis, Critical Theory and Bad Conscience 6. Wrong Life Lived Rightly: Sublimation, Identification and the Restoration of Subjectivity Concluding Remarks