Early Women Psychoanalysts: History, Biography, and Contemporary Relevance

Editor : Klara Naszkowska

Early Women Psychoanalysts: History, Biography, and Contemporary Relevance

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2024
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 360
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 97586
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032595351
  • ISBN 10 : 1032595353

Reviews and Endorsements

Written by experts in their fields and with a strong introduction, Early Women Psychoanalysts: History, Biography, and Contemporary Relevance is dedicated to the early European women psychoanalysts. Often ignored by males in their fields and, later, by historians, these women enhanced the study and practice of psychoanalysis, offering us invaluable histories of Jewishness, gender, World War II, the Holocaust, trauma, and memory studies. A must read!
Marion Kaplan, author of Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany, professor emerita of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University

With an exemplary combination of scholarly originality and theoretical sophistication, the essays in this volume provide definitive introductions to the lives and legacies of fourteen women, from the famous to the forgotten, who forged psychoanalysis in the smithy of their souls. An invaluable resource for every serious student of the field.
Peter L. Rudnytsky, head, Department of Academic and Professional Affairs, American Psychoanalytic Association

This wonderful, scholarly collection fills a hole in psychoanalysis's early history. Detailing the lives of little-known women psychoanalysts (nearly all of whom were Jewish), it provides a rich, in-depth glimpse of their personal evolution while beautifully explicating the impact of cultural, political (and especially antisemitic) forces on them.
Joyce Slochower, PhD, ABPP, NYU Postdoctoral Program, author of <>Holding and Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective, Psychoanalytic Collisions, Elephants Under the Couch: Psychoanalysis and the Unspoken; co-editor, with Lew Aron and Sue Grand, De-idealizing Relational Theory: A Critique from Within and Decentering Relational Theory: A Comparative Critique

What is extraordinary about Klara Naszkowska's edited volume is not simply its focus on the lives and work of neglected, marginalized, and yet seminal women psychoanalysts. In addition, the chapters vivify ways in which a malignant mix of misogynistic, antisemitic, fascistic, and longtime sociocultural norms both hobbled, yet also galvanized some of the greatest psychoanalytic voices of all time.
Emily A. Kuriloff, PsyD, author of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich: History, Memory, Tradition. Training and supervising psychoanalyst, director of Clinical Education Emeritus, William Alanson White Institute, New York

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