House MD is a globally successful and long-running medical drama. House: The Wounded Healer on Television employs a Jungian perspective to examine the psychological construction of the series and its namesake, Dr Gregory House.
The book also investigates the extent to which the continued popularity of House MD has to do with its representation of deeply embedded cultural concerns. It is divided into three parts - Diagnosing House, Consulting House and Dissecting House, - and topics of discussion include:
Offering an entirely fresh perspective on House MD, with contributions from medical professionals, academics and therapists, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of Jungian psychology. The inclusion of a glossary of Jungian terms means that this book can also be enjoyed by fans of House MD who have been seeking a more in-depth analysis of the series.
Introduction. Part I: Diagnosing House. Hockley, Doctoring Individuation: Gregory House, Physician, Detective or Shaman? Izod, The Physician’s Melancholia. Hauke, Playing House: Convincing Them of What You Know Simply By Who You Are. Part II: Consulting House. Waddell, House’s Caduceus Crutch. Huskinson, Anatomy of Genius: Inspiration Through Banality and Boring People. Cotter, Limping the Way to Wholeness: Wounded Feeling and Feeling Wounded. Porterfield, Our Inner Puer and its Playmates, the Shadow and the Trickster. Part III: Dissecting House. Rowland, House Not Ho(l)mes. Gardner, Gestures of Excess: An Exploratory Analysis of Melodrama as a Collective Archetype. Beebe, Not as a Stranger. Miller, I Feel Like a Failure – In-House Feminism.