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The Freud files : an inquiry into the history of psychoanalysis

Author: Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen; Sonu Shamdasani
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"How did psychoanalysis attain its prominent cultural position? How did it eclipse rival psychologies and psychotherapies, such that it became natural to bracket Freud with Copernicus and Darwin? Why did Freud 'triumph' to such a degree that we hardly remember his rivals? This book reconstructs the early controversies around psychoanalysis and shows that rather than demonstrating its superiority, Freud and his
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Named Person: Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen; Sonu Shamdasani
ISBN: 9780521509909 0521509904 9780521729789 0521729785
OCLC Number: 727511719
Description: x, 404 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the past of an illusion --
Privatising science --
The interprefaction of dreams --
Case histories --
Policing the past --
Coda: what was psychoanalysis?
Responsibility: Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen and Sonu Shamdasani.

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This book shows how psychoanalysis attained its prominent cultural position, not through surmounting its rivals, but through rescripting history.  Read more...

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'Attempts to debunk the legend in the 1970s and 80s failed. But a current assault, helped by a wealth of 'declassified' material, correspondence and critical studies, looks more likely to dismantle Read more...

 
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