1st Edition

'It is a New Kind of Diaspora' Explorations in the Sociopolitical and Cultural Context of Psychoanalysis

By Riccardo Steiner Copyright 2000
    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    Riccardo Steiner, one of the most well known historians of psychoanalysis, has in the numerous papers in this volume traced the relationship between psychoanalysis and the larger cultural sphere with clarity and erudition. In this, his first book, he examines the effects of the 'new diaspora' in the field – the emigration of German and Austrian analysts during the Nazi persecution, especially to London. In particular he draws upon the correspondence between Ernest Jones and Anna Freud to illuminate the attitudes of those two central figures to 'the politics of emigration'.

    Preface -- Introduction -- The first emigration wave (1933–1935) and the first "Sorgenkinder" -- "What shall those members do?" -- The refugees' American dream -- The final blow -- To die in freedom -- Special "Kinder" and special "Sorge" -- Jones, Anna, the Viennese "Sorgenkinder", and "the English way of life" -- Appendix One -- Appendix Two


    Ricardo Steiner is a member of the British Psycho-Analytical Society, and the current Honorary Archivist. Amongst other distinguished contributions to psychoanalysis, he edited, together with Pearl King, 'The Freud-Klein Controversies'. His other books, ''It's a New Kind of Diaspora':Explorations in the Sociopolitical and Cultural Context of Psychoanalysis', 'Tradition, Change, Creativity: Repercussions of the New Diaspora on Aspects of British Psychoanalysis', 'Unconscious Phantasy' and 'Within Time and Beyond Time: A Festschrift for Pearl King' are also published by Karnac Books.