Sigmund Freud And The History Of Anna O.: Re-opening A Closed Case

Hardcover | December 12, 2006

byRichard Skues

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Richard Skues finds the existing interpretation and literature on Anna O.--the leading case in Freud and Breuer's Studies in Hysteria--to be in all fundamentals wrong, representing a modern-day fiction about the origins of psychoanalysis. This book offers a new appraisal, sensitive to the historical context, with the original documents re-examined.

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Richard Skues finds the existing interpretation and literature on Anna O.--the leading case in Freud and Breuer's Studies in Hysteria--to be in all fundamentals wrong, representing a modern-day fiction about the origins of psychoanalysis. This book offers a new appraisal, sensitive to the historical context, with the original documents...

RICHARD SKUES is a Principal Lecturer in Social Science at the London Metropolitan University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.77 × 5.61 × 0.66 inPublished:December 12, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230005306

ISBN - 13:9780230005303

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Table of Contents

Preface * Introduction: The Changing History of a Case History * PART 1: THE EVOLUTION OF THE CASE * The 1882 Documents * Subsequent Evidence * The Publication of the Case Study * Freud's Account - Reconstructions * Defence and Sexuality * Transference and the Faustian Imperative * PART 2: THE EVOLUTION OF THE LEGEND * The Birth of the Legend: Ernest Jones * The Development of the Legend: Henri Ellenberger * The Maturation of the Legend: The Derivative Literature * Conclusion