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The Resource Political Freud : a history, Eli Zaretsky

Political Freud : a history, Eli Zaretsky

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Political Freud : a history
Title
Political Freud
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Eli Zaretsky
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Language
eng
Summary
In this masterful history, Eli Zaretsky reveals the power of Freudian thought to illuminate the great political conflicts of the twentieth century. Developing an original concept of "political Freudianism," he shows how twentieth-century radicals, activists, and intellectuals used psychoanalytic ideas to probe consumer capitalism, racial violence, anti-Semitism, and patriarchy. He also underscores the continuing influence and critical potential of those ideas in the transformed landscape of the present. Zaretsky's conception of political Freudianism unites the two overarching themes of the last century - totalitarianism and consumerism - in a single framework. He finds that theories of mass psychology and the unconscious were central to the study of fascism and the Holocaust; to African American radical thought, particularly the struggle to overcome the legacy of slavery; to the rebellions of the 1960s; and to the feminist and gay liberation movements of the 1970s. Nor did the influence of political Freud end when the era of Freud bashing began. Rather, Zaretsky proves that political Freudianism is alive today in cultural studies, the study of memory, theores of trauma, postcolonial thought, film, media and computer studies, evolutionary theory, and even economics
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Political Freud : a history, Eli Zaretsky
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Political Freud : a history, Eli Zaretsky
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/zare17244
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Contents
Table of Contents ; Acknowledgments; Introduction-Political Freud; 1. Psychoanalysis and the Spirit of Capitalism; 2. Beyond the Blues: The Racial Unconscious and Collective Memory; 3. In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Rereading Freud's Moses; 4. The Ego at War: From the Death Instinct to Precarious Life ; 5. From the Maturity Ethic to the Psychology of Power: The New Left, Feminism, and the Return to "Social Reality"; Afterword-Freud in the Twenty-first Century; Notes; Index
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1 online resource (228 pages)
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9780231540148
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