The Domestic Economy of the Soul; Freud's Five Case Studies

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  • Copyright: 2010-12-29
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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This is the first major analysis of Freud's five celebrated five case studies of Little Hans, Dora, the Rat Man, the Wolf Man and Schreber. O'Neill sets out the details of each case and critically engages with the narratives using a mixture of psychoanalytical insight and social theory. The book: #x2B22; Provides a clear and powerful account of the five major case studies that helped to establish the Freud legend. #x2B22; Situates the cases and the analysis into the appropriate social and historical contexts #x2B22; Offers distinctive interpretations of the symptomatic body, of illness as a language, dream work and the Madonna complex #x2B22; Challenges us to revisit the canonical texts of psychoanalysis The book will be of interest to students of psychoanalysis, social theory and sociology.

Author Biography

John O'Neill is Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at York University, Toronto, Canada.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Publisher's Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Love storiesp. 2
The body-soul of psychoanalysisp. 8
Freud's Baby - Little Hans (1909)p. 13
Putting the cart before the horsep. 32
Opening the Dora Case (1905 [1901])p. 43
Dora's dreamsp. 63
Portraits of Dorap. 76
Dora's Sistine Madonnap. 82
Rat Man's Lady (1909)p. 97
A case of blindness and (in)sightp. 99
Chorisis versus cartographyp. 105
Catching Rat Man's train of thoughtp. 115
Rat Man's (mis)marriagep. 121
Wolf Man's Wake (1918 [1914])p. 129
Supplement and rectificationp. 134
Wolf Man's cryptologyp. 149
Schreber's Blessed Assumption (1911 [1910])p. 157
Schreber's unmanning/gynesisp. 168
Schreber's swan songp. 182
Concluding Postscript: The Debts of Psychoanalysisp. 211
Bibliographyp. 216
Indexp. 225
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