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By Lewis Aron,Karen Starr

ISBN-10: 0415529980

ISBN-13: 9780415529983

ISBN-10: 0415529999

ISBN-13: 9780415529990

How did psychoanalysis come to outline itself as being assorted from psychotherapy? How have racism, homophobia, misogyny and anti-Semitism converged within the construction of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis? Is psychoanalysis psychotherapy? Is psychoanalysis a "Jewish science"?

Inspired through the innovative 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 heritage targeting how psychoanalysis has consistently outlined itself on the subject of an "other." firstly, that different used to be hypnosis and advice; later it used to be psychotherapy. The authors hint a chain of binary oppositions, every one outlined hierarchically, that have plagued the historical past of psychoanalysis. Tracing reverberations of racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and homophobia, they express that psychoanalysis, linked to phallic masculinity, penetration, heterosexuality, autonomy, and tradition, used to be outlined against recommendation and psychotherapy, which have been noticeable as selling dependence, female passivity, and relationality. Aron and Starr deconstruct those dichotomies, major the best way for a go back to Freud's innovative imaginative and prescient, during which psychoanalysis, outlined extensively and flexibly, is revitalized for a brand new era.

A Psychotherapy for the People may be of curiosity to psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, scientific psychologists, psychiatrists--and their patients--and to these learning feminism, cultural reports and Judaism.

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