Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic: Interventions in Psychosocial Studies

Author(s) : Stephen Frosh

Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic: Interventions in Psychosocial Studies

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Psychoanalytic theory offers an interesting insight into the study of culture and the arts. This unique book explains how clinical concepts inform and engage with key issues throughout the humanities and social sciences. Accessible and comprehensive, this is an important book for students and academics alike.

Contents: Chapter 1: The Applications and Implications of Psychoanalysis; Chapter 2: Freud on art, culture and society: Leonardo, Gradiva and The Future of an Illusion; Chapter 3: Psychoanalysis as/of Literature; Chapter 4: Psychoanalysis as Social Psychology: The Case of Identity; Chapter 5: Recognising Others: Towards a Relational Ethics; Chapter 6: (Some of) the Radical Politics of Psychoanalysis; Chapter 7: Psychoanalysis and the 'Psychosocial' Conclusion: Reflexivity Outside the Clinic References

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Stephen Frosh is Professor of Psychology and Pro-Vice-Master at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is also Co-Director of of the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research. He is widely published, and is particularly well-known for his lucid accounts of psychoanalysis. His books include: For and Against Psychoanalysis (2006), Key Concepts in Psychoanalysis (2002) and The Politics of Psychoanalysis (1999).

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