More than a hundred years after its founding, psychoanalysis remains influential and controversial far outside its core sphere of activity in the 'clinic'. In a wide range of cultural and social disciplines, psychoanalytic...Show More
More than a hundred years after its founding, psychoanalysis remains influential and controversial far outside its core sphere of activity in the 'clinic'. In a wide range of cultural and social disciplines, psychoanalytic ideas are drawn on to explain human subjectivity and its relationship with the social world.
This lucid and engaging book explores these interventions through detailed examination of how psychoanalytic ideas apply in literature, politics, social psychology, philosophy and psychosocial studies. The highly-regarded and influential author, Stephen Frosh, shows how psychoanalysis can at times greatly illuminate these fields of study, and how at other times it might misread them. He also asks what psychoanalysis can learn from the disciplines with which it is in dialogue, and particularly how it can retain its own capacity for critical thought.
Sophisticated and stimulating, yet accessible and approachable, this important book:
• provides a critical exploration that will stimulate further debate about the place of psychoanalysis in intellectual life
• develops the newly emerging psychosocial perspective as one that links psychological and social theories in novel ways.
Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic will be of profound interest to students and academics across a wide range of disciplines, particularly those taking courses in social, cultural or political theory at undergraduate or postgraduate level or studying on programmes in Psychoanalytic or Psychosocial Studies.
Comprehensive approach to psychoanalysis across a wide range of disciplines
Written by a successful and wellregarded author
Lucid, accessible and engaging approach
The Applications and Implications of Psychoanalysis
Freud on Art, Culture and Society: Leonardo, Gradiva and The Future of an Illusion
Psychoanalysis as/of Literature
Psychoanalysis as Social Psychology: The Case of Identity
Recognising Others: Towards a Relational Ethics
(Some of) the Radical Politics of Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis and the 'Psychosocial'
Conclusion: Reflexivity Outside the Clinic
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Issues, Debates and Approaches in Psychology Ian Fairholm
- Emotion Science Elaine Fox
- Psychology, Mental Health and Distress John Cromby, Dave Harper, Paula Reavey
- Attachment Across the Lifecourse David Howe
- Psychology of Addictive Behaviour Antony C. Moss, Kyle R. Dyer
- Health Psychology Karen Rodham
- Serious Stat Thom Baguley
- Schizophrenia Kevin Silber
- Research Methods and Statistics Ian Walker
- Meaning in Life Joel Vos
- Models of Mental Health Gavin Davidson, Jim Campbell, Ciarán Shannon, Ciaran Mulholland
- Critical Statistics Robert de Vries