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The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities

ISBN 9780367244620
Published February 4, 2019 by Routledge
496 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the historical, theoretical and applied forms of psychoanalytical criticism. This path-breaking Handbook offers students new ways of understanding the powers and limits of psychoanalysis, and of the social, cultural and political possibilities of psychoanalytic critique.

The book offers students and professionals clear and concise chapters on the development of psychoanalysis, introducing key theories that have influenced debates over the psyche, desire and emotion in the social sciences and humanities. There are substantive chapters on classical Freudian theory, Kleinian and Bionian theory, object-relations psychoanalysis, Lacanian and post-Lacanian approaches, feminist psychoanalysis, as well as postmodern trends in psychoanalysis. There is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to psychoanalytic critique, with contributions drawing from developments in sociology, politics, history, cultural studies, women’s studies and architecture.

Table of Contents

Part I: Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Theories  1. Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalysis and the unconscious, Matt Ffytche  2. Kleinian Psychoanalysis, Edna O’Shaughnessay  3. Infant Observation, Margaret Rustin  4. Winnicott and Psychoanalysis, Jeffrey Prager  5. Bion and Psychoanalysis, Rafael Lopez-Corvo  6. Jacques Lacan: Frued’s French interpreter, Sean Homer  7. Attachment Theory and Mentalization, Peter Fonagy & Chloe Campbell  8. Psychoanalysis and the Analytic Field, Antonino Ferro & Giuseppe Civitarese  9. Intersubjectivity, Jessica Benjamin  10. Contemporary European Psychoanalysis, Anthony Elliott  11. 20th Century American Psychoanalysis, Nancy Chodorow  12. Mexican Psychoanalysis in the 20th Century, Ruben Gallo  13. British Psychoanalysis in the 20th Century, Caroline Polmear  Part II: Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities  14. History and Psychoanalysis, Michael Roth  15. Sociology and Psychoanalysis, Michael Rustin  16. Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, Adrian Johnston  17. Literature and Psychoanalysis, Madelon Sprengnether  18. Architecture and Psychoanalysis Elizabeth Danze & Stephen Sonnenberg  19. Cinema (Film) and Psychoanalysis, Andrea Sabbadini  20. Psychoanalysis and the Visual Arts, Ellen Handler Spitz  21. Law and Psychoanalysis, David Caudill  22. Feminism, Gender and Psychoanalysis, Janet Sayers  23. Psychoanalysis and Sexuality, Muriel Dimen  24. Psychoanalysis and Reconciliation, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela  25. Psychoanalysis and Political Repression, Max Hernandez  26. Psychoanalysis and Trauma,

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Anthony Elliott is Director of the Hawke Research Institute and Executive Director of the Hawke EU Centre, where he is Research Professor of Sociology at the University of South Australia. He is Visiting Global Professor of Sociology at Keio University, Japan and Visiting Professor of Sociology at UCD, Ireland.  His recent books include Concepts of the Self (3E, 2014), Psychoanalytic Theory: An Introduction (3E, 2015) and Identity (4 volumes, 2015).

Jeffrey Prager is a Professor of Sociology at UCLA, former Dean and Senior Faculty member of the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles and in private practice in Beverly Hills. His published research is  on social repair in Post-conflict societies, cross-generational transmission of trauma, and American racism and reparations. He is the author of many books and articles, including the award-winning Presenting the Past, Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Misremembering (Harvard).