The Domestic Economy of the Soul: Freud's Five Case Studies / Edition 1

The Domestic Economy of the Soul: Freud's Five Case Studies / Edition 1

by John O'Neill
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SAGE Publications


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The Domestic Economy of the Soul: Freud's Five Case Studies / Edition 1

This is the first major analysis of Freud's five celebrated five case studies of Little Hans, Dora, the Rat Man, the Wolf Man and Schreber. O'Neill sets out the details of each case and critically engages with the narratives using a mixture of psychoanalytical insight and social theory.

The book provides a clear and powerful account of the five major case studies that helped to establish the Freud legend; situates the cases and the analysis into the appropriate social and historical contexts; offers distinctive interpretations of the symptomatic body, of illness as a language, dream work and the Madonna complex; and challenges us to revisit the canonical texts of psychoanalysis.

The book will be of interest to students of psychoanalysis, social theory and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849205856
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/30/2011
Series: Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Domestic Economy of the Soul
Love Stories
The Body-Soul of Psychoanalysis
Freud's Baby: Little Hans (1909)
Putting the Cart Before the Horse
Opening the Dora Case (1905 [1901])
Dora's Dreams
Portraits of Dora
Dora's Sistine Madonna
Rat Man's Lady (1909)
A Case of Blindness and (In) Sight
Chorisis versus Cartography
Catching the Rat Man's Train of Thought
Rat Man's (Mis) Marriage
Wolf Man's Wake (1918 [1914])
Supplement and Rectification
Wolf Man's Cryptology
Schreber's Blessed Assumption (1911 [1910])
Schreber's Unmanning/Gynesis
Schreber's Swan Song
Concluding Postscript: The Debts of Psychoanalysis

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