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Reading Freud : Psychoanalysis as Cultural Theory - Tony Thwaites

Reading Freud

Psychoanalysis as Cultural Theory

Paperback Published: 1st July 2007
ISBN: 9780761952374
Number Of Pages: 184

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Cultural theory has found a renewed interest in psychoanalysis, bringing many new readers to Freud and his work. This book is an introductory guide to Freud and brings together for the first time:

  • an overview of Freud's work which enables the reader to see quickly where, and in which texts, Freud develops his main ideas
  • a guide to reading Freud, and to what can be done with the complexities of his texts
  • an examination of what recent cultural theory draws from Freud, and of why psychoanalysis is of interest for it
  • a discussion about the Freud revealed by recent cultural theory
  • an extensive selection of extracts from Freud's texts, with commentary.

This book is the definitive guide to the content of Freud's texts: what's there and where to find it. It will have wide appeal to students new to Freud in cultural studies, literary theory, philosophy and sociology.

Introduction BordersPART ONE: UNCONSCIOUSThe slip Early writingsI: Unconscious and consciousII: Ego, id and superegoIII: The inhumanPART TWO: SEXUALITYForgettingI: Drive II: DevelopmentSexual differencePART THREE: SOCIALSirenForeign territoryI: Fantasies of the socialII: The social super-egoIII: The opening of history

ISBN: 9780761952374
ISBN-10: 0761952373
Series: Core Cultural Theorists series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st July 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.29