Has psychoanalysis become postmodern? How are the various schools of psychoanalysis being altered by postmodernism? What role does psychoanalysis have to play in the cultural debate in postmodern times? Originally published in 2000, Psychoanalysis at its Limits offers a stimulating account of the complex and contradictory nature of psychoanalysis in the postmodern age. It presents a history and critique of the concept of postmodernism throughout contemporary psychoanalytic thought. As such it is a critical survey of the complex relations between desire, selfhood and culture.
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Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: Rethinking Psychoanalysis in the Postmodern Era 1. Psychoanalysis at its Limits: Navigating the Postmodern Turn 2. Final Analysis: Can Psychoanalysis Survive in the Postmodern West? 3. Postmodernism and the Adoption of Identity 4. The Shadow of the Other Subject: Intersubjectivity and Feminist Theory 5. The Ambivalence of Identity: Psychoanalytic Theory in the Space Between Modernity and Postmodernity 6. Lacanian Psychoanalysis and Postmodernism 7. From Ghosts to Ancestors: The Psychoanalytic Vision of Hans Loewald 8. The Dialectically Constituted/Decentred Subject of Psychoanalysis 9. Why the Self Is, and Is Not, Empty: Trauma and Transcendence in the Postmodern Psyche 10. The Struggle to Imagine Index