The Repression Of Psychoanalysis: Otto Fenichel and the Freudians

Paperback | July 1, 1986

byRussell Jacoby

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By examining the private correspondence of a circle of German psychoanalyst emigrés that included Otto Fenichel, Annie Reich, and Edith Jacobson, Russell Jacoby recaptures the radical zeal of classical analysis and the efforts of the Fenichel group to preserve psychoanalysis as a social and political theory, open to a broad range of intellectuals regardless of their medical background. In tracing this effort, he illuminates the repression by psychoanalysis of its own radical past and its transformation into a narrow medical technique. This book is of critical interest to the general reader as well as to psychoanalytic historians, theorists, and therapists.

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This book illuminates the repression by psychoanalysis of its own radical past and its transformation into a narrow medical technique.

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By examining the private correspondence of a circle of German psychoanalyst emigrés that included Otto Fenichel, Annie Reich, and Edith Jacobson, Russell Jacoby recaptures the radical zeal of classical analysis and the efforts of the Fenichel group to preserve psychoanalysis as a social and political theory, open to a broad range of in...

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This book illuminates the repression by psychoanalysis of its own radical past and its transformation into a narrow medical technique.

Russell Jacoby is currently teaching at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Social Amnesia: A Critique of Conformist Psychology from Adler to Laing and Dialectic of Defeat: Contours of Western Marxism.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 8.02 × 5.28 × 0.6 inPublished:July 1, 1986Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226390691

ISBN - 13:9780226390697

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. The Repression of Psychoanalysis
2. Spring's Awakening: Analysts as Rebels
3. The Berlin Institute: The Politics of Psychoanalysis
4. Exile: The Secret Freudians and Their Rundbriefe
5. Psychoanalysis and Its Discontents: Freudians Against Freudians
6. The Illusion of a Future: Political Psychoanalysis
7. The Americanization of Psychoanalysis
Appendix: Four Rundbriefe
Notes
Index

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This book illuminates the repression by psychoanalysis of its own radical past and its transformation into a narrow medical technique.