By Lewis Aron,Karen Starr
How did psychoanalysis come to outline itself as being diverse from psychotherapy? How have racism, homophobia, misogyny and anti-Semitism converged within the production of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis? Is psychoanalysis psychotherapy? Is psychoanalysis a "Jewish science"?
Inspired through the revolutionary and humanistic origins of psychoanalysis, Lewis Aron and Karen Starr pursue Freud's demand psychoanalysis to be a "psychotherapy for the people." They current a cultural historical past targeting how psychoanalysis has continually outlined itself in terms of an "other." in the beginning, that different was once hypnosis and recommendation; later it was once psychotherapy. The authors hint a sequence of binary oppositions, every one outlined hierarchically, that have plagued the background of psychoanalysis. Tracing reverberations of racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and homophobia, they convey that psychoanalysis, linked to phallic masculinity, penetration, heterosexuality, autonomy, and tradition, used to be outlined against advice and psychotherapy, which have been visible as selling dependence, female passivity, and relationality. Aron and Starr deconstruct those dichotomies, top the best way for a go back to Freud's innovative imaginative and prescient, within which psychoanalysis, outlined largely and flexibly, is revitalized for a brand new era.
A Psychotherapy for the People might be of curiosity to psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, scientific psychologists, psychiatrists--and their patients--and to these learning feminism, cultural experiences and Judaism.
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