By Lewis Aron,Karen Starr
How did psychoanalysis come to outline itself as being various 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 via 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 heritage concentrating on how psychoanalysis has continually outlined itself relating to an "other." initially, 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 heritage 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 towards advice and psychotherapy, which have been noticeable as selling dependence, female passivity, and relationality. Aron and Starr deconstruct those dichotomies, major the way in which for a go back to Freud's revolutionary imaginative and prescient, during which psychoanalysis, outlined generally and flexibly, is revitalized for a brand new era.
A Psychotherapy for the People should be of curiosity to psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, medical psychologists, psychiatrists--and their patients--and to these learning feminism, cultural reviews and Judaism.
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