Secrets of the Soul A Social and Cultural History of Psychoanalysis

ISBN-10: 1400079233

ISBN-13: 9781400079230

Edition: 2005

Authors: Eli Zaretsky

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This text traces the origins and development of psychoanalysis, from the Enlightenment through the 20th century from a social, economic, and cultural perspective, assessing its influence on such concepts as that of a personal life distinct from the family, and the American emphasis on the individual.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Eli Zaretsky was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. His book,Capitalism, the Family and Personal Life, has been translated into fourteen languages. His articles on the history of the family, psychoanalysis, and modern cultural history have appeared in numerous scholarly journals. He is currently Professor of History at the Graduate Faculty at the New School for Social Research, New School University in New York City.

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Introduction : the ambiguous legacy of psychanalysis
Charismatic origins : the crumbling of the Victorian family system
The personal unconscious
Gender, sexuality, and personal life
Absorption and marginality
From paternal authority to narcissism
Fordism, Freudianism, and the threefold promise of modernity
The Great War and the Bolshevik revolution
Fordism, Freudianism, and modernity
Autonomy and resistance
The turn toward the mother
Fascism and the destruction of classical European analysis
From the psychology of authority to the politics of identity
The mother-infant relationship and the post-war welfare state
Charisma or rationalization? : U. S. psychoanalysis in the epoch of the Cold War
The 1960s, post-Fordism, and the culture of narcissism
Epilogue : psychoanalysis in our time
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