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Social theory since Freud : traversing social imaginaries

Author: Anthony Elliott
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Anthony Elliott traces the rise of psychoanalysis from the Frankfurt School to postmodernism. Examining how path-breaking theorists such as Adorno, Marcuse, Lacan and Lyotard have deployed psychoanalysis to politicize issues like desire, sexuality, repression and identity, Elliott asesses the gains and losses arising from this appropriation of psychoanalysis in social theory and cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Elliott
ISBN: 0415271649 9780415271646 0415271630 9780415271639 9780203496060 020349606X
OCLC Number: 53954143
Description: x, 185 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : imagination in the serive of the new --
Pretext : you'll never dream the same dream twice --
1. Social theory since Freud : traversing social imaginaries --
Pretext : perplexing messages of the social --
2. Situating psychoanalysis in the social field : culture wars, Freud-bashing, memory --
Pretext : subjectivity, signification and writing : Kristeva and the Barthes system --
3. The psychic constitution of the subject : imagination, identification, primary repression --
Pretext : on the adventures of difference --
4. Sexuality, complexity, anxiety : the encounter between psychoanalysis, feminism and postmodernism --
Pretext : ethics, psychoanalysis and postmodernity --
5. Psychoanalysis at its limits: navigating the postmodern turn (with Charles Spezzano) --
6. Social theory, psychoanalysis and the politics of postmodernity: Anthony Elliott talks with Sean Homer.
Responsibility: Anthony Elliott.
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