Titel: Killing Freud
Autor/en: Todd Dufresne
Twentieth Century Culture and the Death of Psychoanalysis.
black & white illustrations.
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
24. März 2005 - kartoniert - 224 Seiten
Takes the reader on a journey through the 20th century, tracing the work and influence of one of its greatest icons, Sigmund Freud. This is a revaluation of psychoanalysis and its place in 20th century history. It is of interest to those curious about the life of the mind after the death of Freud.
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.
Todd Dufresne is Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Lakehead University and is editor of Returns of the French Freud and Freud Under Analysis, and author of Tales From the Freudian Crypt. He is currently working on the origin of the psycho-neuroses and on the sensational 1923 Chicago trial of Leopold and Loeb, at which Freudian ideas first began to influence criminology.
"'Its erudition offers sure-fire caviar.' The Independent 'A flamboyant and hilarious satire of one of our most revered cultural institutions, Killing Freud combines impeccable and truly original scholarship with great wit. Todd Dufresne, a distinguished Freud scholar, has written a remarkable and delightful book which joyously affirms the death of psychoanalysis without trying to prove 'Why Freud Was Wrong'. People will read this book for the sheer fun of it, but they will also learn a lot about psychoanalysis and its role in twentieth-century culture at large.' Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen, author of The Freudian Subject and Remembering Anna O 'Killing Freud is a major attack on both the culture of theory and the culture of therapy, demonstrating that many of the most cherished truths of psychoanalysis are based upon misreadings, misunderstandings and blatant falsifications. Witty, provocative and admirably erudite, this is required reading for anyone with a critical - or in other words sceptical - concern for the history of psychoanalysis and the human sciences.' David Macey, author of The Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory"