Killing Freud: Twentieth Century Culture and the Death of Psychoanalysis

Author(s) : Todd Dufresne

Killing Freud: Twentieth Century Culture and the Death of Psychoanalysis

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  • Publisher : Continuum
  • Published : January 2005
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 21471
  • ISBN 13 : 9780826485816
  • ISBN 10 : 0826485812
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Killing Freud takes the reader on a journey through the 20th century, tracing the work and influence of one of its greatest icons, Sigmund Freud. A devastating critique, Killing Freud ranges across the strange case of Anna O, the hysteria of Josef Breuer, the love of dogs, the Freud industry, the role of gossip and fiction, bad manners, pop psychology and French philosophy, figure skating on thin ice, and contemporary therapy culture. A map to the Freudian minefield and a masterful negotiation of high theory and low culture, Killing Freud is a witty and fearless revaluation of psychoanalysis and its real place in 20th century history. It will appeal to anyone curious about the life of the mind after the death of Freud.

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Contents:
Introduction; The Deaths of Sigmund Freud; A Note on Bad Manners; Part I: Suggestion & Fraud in the Age of Critical Freud Studies; 1. The Strange Case of "Anna O.": An Overview of the 'Revisionist' Assessment; 2. Rhetoric, Representation, and the Hysterical Josef Breuer. 3. Critical Readers of Freud Unite: A New Era for Freud Studies; Part II. Selected Memories of Psychoanalysis: History, Theory, Politics; 4. Freud and His Followers, Or How Psychoanalysis Brings Out the Worst in Everyone; 5. Gossip, Fiction, and the History of the History of Psychoanalysis: An Open Letter; 6. Jacques What's-His-Name: Death, Memory, and Archival Sickness; 7. The Politics of Representing Freud: A Short Account of a Media War,; 8. This Time With Feeling; 9. Funny Business: The Cartoon Seminar of Jacques Lacan; 10. Going to the Dogs, Or My Life as a Psychoanalyst, By David Beddow; Part III: Analysts at Play, Working; 11. Psychoanalysis On Thin Ice: Jones and Figure Skating; 12. Psychoanalysis, Doggie StylePart IV: Last Words; 13. Psychoanalysis, Parasites, and the "Culture of Banality"; 14. The Futures of Psychoanalysis; Notes; Index.

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