Sexual Revolutions: Psychoanalysis, History and the Father

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  • Copyright: 2010-12-18
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The ideas of psychoanalyst Otto Gross (1877 ' 1920) have had a seminal influence on the development of psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice and yet his work has been largely overlooked. For Freud, he was one of only two analysts 'capable of making an original contribution' (Jung was the other), and Jung called Gross 'my twin brother' in the course of their mutual analysis.This is a major interdisciplinary enquiry into the history, nature and plausibility of the idea of a 'sexual revolution', drawing also on the related fields of history, law, criminology, literature, sociology and philosophy. Divided into four parts and offering an interdisciplinary and international range of contributors, areas of discussion include:a contemporary perspective on sexual revolutions the broad influence of Otto Gross the father/son conflict a Jungian perspective on historySexual Revolutions introduces Gross' work to the academic and clinical fields of psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis. Although most people associate the term with the 1960s, its foundations lie in the long-neglected but sensational work of the early psychoanalyst Otto Gross. This book will be essential reading for all psychoanalysts and Jungian Analysts with an interest in learning more about his work.

Author Biography

Dr. Gottfried M. Heuer, Jungian Training Analyst and Supervisor, Bodypsychotherapist, over 35 years private practice in West London. Independent scholar with over 60 published papers on the links between analysis, radical politics, bodypsychotherapy and spirituality, and on the history of analysis. Co-founder and Chair of the International Otto Gross Society, for which he (co-) edited 7 vols. of Congress proceedings. Ed., Sacral Revolutions Reflecting on the Work of Andrew Samuels - Cutting Edges in Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis, Routledge.

Table of Contents

Figuresp. xii
Contributorsp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xviii
Introduction: 'The angel of history': 'The past and the present are entwined like lovers in an embrace'p. 1
Historyp. 9
Jung and history: Adumbrations of a post-Jungian approach to psychoanalytic historyp. 11
Sexual revolutions: Towards a brief history, from the Fall of Man to the presentp. 35
Fathers and Sonsp. 53
Elementary my dear Holmes: Hans Gross, the father of Criminology, and Arthur Conan Doylep. 55
Kafka, sex and the Jewsp. 65
Gross v. Grossp. 77
Sigmund Freud, Max Weber and the sexual revolutionp. 89
Psychoanalysis, literature and sociologyp. 105
Freud, Gross, sexual revolutionp. 107
The birth of intersubjectivity: Otto Gross and the development of psychoanalytic theory and clinical practicep. 122
Wilhelm Reich's theory of sexualityp. 141
Otto Gross's influence on German-language writersp. 155
'Making history': D. H. Lawrence, Frieda Weekley and Otto Grossp. 168
No place for a sexual revolutionary: Heidelberg and Otto Grossp. 181
Sexual revolutionsp. 201
Sexual liberation: Where have we got to? Psychoanalysis and the engagement with sexual liberationp. 203
Carnal critiques: Promiscuity, politics, imagination, spirituality and hypocrisyp. 219
Rethinking virginity: A post-Jungian reframingp. 235
The colour of rainbows: The advent of post-postmodernity and the notion of forgivenessp. 250
'The sacredness of love' or 'Relationship as third, as religion': Otto Gross's concepts of relationship todayp. 262
Indexp. 282
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