From literary theory to social anthropology, the influence of Freud runs through every part of the human and social sciences. In The Lure of Dreams, Harvie Ferguson shows how Freud's writings and particulary The Interpretation of Dreams contribute, both in their content and in the baroque and dream-like forms in which they are cast, to our understanding of the character of modernity.
This novel and stimulating approach to Freud and to the dilemmas of modernity and postmodernity will fascinate everyone with an interest in the development of the modern consciousness.
Harvie Ferguson teaches sociology at the University of Glasgow.
'This is an interesting, thought-provoking book, which leads the reader to question the apparent divides between theories in Psychology, Sociology, and Biology through giving examples from the far reaching work of Freud - especially dream analysis.' - PSIGE Newsletter, Jan 2000