Totem and Taboo: Resemblances Between the Psychic Lives of Savages and Neuroticsby Sigmund Freud
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Routledge is now re-issuing this prestigious series of 204 volumes originally published between 1910 and 1965. The titles include works by key figures such asC.G. Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, Otto Rank, James Hillman, Erich Fromm, Karen Horney and Susan Isaacs. Each volume is available on its own, as part of a themed mini-set, or as part of a specially-priced 204-volume set. A brochure listing each title in the International Library of Psychology series is available upon request.
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Meet the Author
SIGMUND FREUD was born in Freiberg, Moravia, on May 6, 1856. When he was four, his father, a Jewish wool merchant, moved the family to Vienna.
Concentrating on the study of the human nervous system and human personality, Freud entered the University of Vienna medical school in 1873 and studied under physiologist Ernest Bruecke from 1876 to 1872. After earning a degree in medicine in 1881, he completed his internship and residency at the Vienna General Hospital. 1n 1885, he was awarded a one-year fellowship to study in Paris with neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, an authority on hysteria.
Freud returned to Vienna in 1886 and established a medical practice, specializing in nervous diseases. He worked with physician Josef Breuer on the treatment of hysteria with hypnosis, collaborating with Breuer on Studies in Hysteria (1895).
Freud believed that repressed and forgotten impressions underlie all abnormal mental states and that revelation of these impressions often effects a cure. Convinced that repressed sexual urges play a major role in many forms of neurosis, he developed the Oedipal complex theory, which focuses on emotional and sexual complications between parents and children. He described this theory in the major work, The Interpretation of Dreams (1899).
In 1902, Freud organized a weekly discussion group, which became the Vienna Psycho-Analytical Society in 1908. Among its member were Carl Jung and Alfred Adler. But by 1911, the society dissolved.
Freud taught neuropathology at the University of Vienna from 1902 to 1938, and continued his private psychoanalytic practice. During this period he wrote many of his major works including Psychopathology of Everyday Life (1904), Five Lectures on Psychoanalysis (1910), Totem and Taboo (1913), The Complete Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (1917), Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920), The Ego and the Id (1923), The Future of an Illusion (1927), Civilization and Its Discontents (1930), New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (1932), and Moses and Monotheism (1939). When the Nazis invaded Austria in 1938, they burned Freud's books and banned his theories. Friends helped him escape to England, where he died of cancer of the jaw and palate in London on September 23, 1939.
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