A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-07-03
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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How is psychoanalytic theory relevant in the modern age? How does it inform and interact with culture? From Freud to Lacan, this insightful text clearly explores key psychoanalytic writers, core ideas, and their development. A vibrant text mapping the relevance of psychoanalysis across social sciences, humanities and the arts.

Author Biography

STEPHEN FROSH Pro-Vice-Master and Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. He is the author of many books and papers on psychosocial studies and on psychoanalysis, including Hate and the 'Jewish Science': Anti-Semitism, Nazism and Psychoanalysis (Palgrave, 2005), For and Against Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2006), After Words (Palgrave, 2002) and The Politics of Psychoanalysis (Palgrave, 1999). His most recent books are Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic (Palgrave, 2010) and Feelings (Routledge, 2011).

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"Extremely accessible and stunningly erudite. Frosh has an uncanny capacity to pick out the most important contributions in the history of psychoanalysis." - Professor Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, University College London, UK

'An extraordinary book that more than lives up to its billing. It is set to become the standard textbook for the wide-ranging courses in psychoanalytic theory that are now taught throughout the Anglophone world." - Sander Gilman, Professor of Psychiatry, Emory University, US

"So much has been written about psychoanalysis, it is difficult to produce something new, fresh and engaging - but Stephen Frosh has done just that." - Judith Fewell, Honorary Fellow, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Edinburgh University, UK

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