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Routledge Library Editions: Psychoanalysis


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Routledge Library Editions: Psychoanalysis brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a series of 8 previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1923 and 1993. Written by international authors from a variety of backgrounds, this set looks at psychoanalysis in a number of different areas including, culture, religion, sociology, postmodernism, literary criticism and others.

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Psychic Reality and Psychoanalytic Knowing

Psychic Reality and Psychoanalytic Knowing

1st Edition

Barnaby B. Barratt
October 31, 2017

How do we know our mental life, and how is our mental life altered by our efforts to know it better? Originally published in 1984, this title attempts an epistemological and ontological discourse concerning the understanding of human mental processes, and it aims toward a definitive thesis on the...

Unconscious Contracts: A Psychoanalytical Theory of Society

Unconscious Contracts: A Psychoanalytical Theory of Society

1st Edition

Michael Allingham
October 31, 2017

Originally published in 1987 this highly original work explores how the nature and institutions of society are determined by our unconscious as well as our conscious aims – how individuals join together in ‘unconscious contracts’. The author does this by integrating psychoanalysis and social...

The Psycho-Analysis of the Nursery

The Psycho-Analysis of the Nursery

1st Edition

Alice Balint
October 31, 2017

Originally published in English in 1953, this title was first printed in Hungarian in 1931. Already translated into German, French and Spanish, Alice Balint (the first wife of Michael Balint) had intended to translate the title into English herself, but died suddenly at the beginning of the Second...

A Critical Examination of Psycho-Analysis

A Critical Examination of Psycho-Analysis

1st Edition

A. Wohlgemuth
October 31, 2017

Originally published in 1923, this title is a critical examination of Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis. A contemporary of Freud, the author sets out to evaluate his theories in a scientific manner, searching for evidence. The result is a rather scathing review of where this is lacking....

Straight Male Modern: A Cultural Critique of Psychoanalysis

Straight Male Modern: A Cultural Critique of Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

John Brenkman
October 31, 2017

Major psychoanalytic thinkers from Freud to Ricoeur to Lacan considered the Oedipus complex the key to explaining the human psyche and human sexuality, even culture itself. But, in fact, they were merely theorizing males. In this title, originally published in 1993, the author reassesses the...

Psychoanalysis and the Postmodern Impulse: Knowing and Being since Freud's Psychology

Psychoanalysis and the Postmodern Impulse: Knowing and Being since Freud's Psychology

1st Edition

Barnaby B. Barratt
October 31, 2017

According to the author, psychoanalytic theory and practice – which discloses ‘the interminable falsity of the human subject’s belief in the mastery of its own mental life’ – is in part responsible for the coming of the postmodern era. In this title, originally published in 1993, Barratt examines...

Sex in Christianity and Psychoanalysis

Sex in Christianity and Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

William Graham Cole
October 31, 2017

Originally published in 1956, this survey of the interpretations of sex by the major figures in Christian thought and in psychoanalysis made an important contribution to the re-thinking of our sexual morality at the time. The author refutes the common belief that the negative attitude toward sex...

Psychoanalysis and ...

Psychoanalysis and ...

1st Edition

Richard Feldstein, Henry Sussman
October 31, 2017

Originally published in 1990, Psychoanalysis and… brings together essays by critics whose work demonstrates the lively interpenetration of psychoanalysis and other disciplines. Andrew Ross investigates psychoanalysis and Marxist thought; Joel Fineman reads the "sound of O" in Othello; Jane Gallop...

Routledge Library Editions: Psychoanalysis

Routledge Library Editions: Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

Various
November 03, 2015

Routledge Library Editions: Psychoanalysis brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a series of 8 previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1923 and 1993. Written by international authors from a variety of backgrounds, this set looks at psychoanalysis in a number of...

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