Sigmund Freud and His Impact on the Modern World, Volume 29 of The Annual of Psychoanalysis--a publication of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysi--is a comprehensive reassessment of the influence of Sigmund Freud. Intended as an unofficial companion volume to the Library of Congress's exhibit, "Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture," which journeys to Chicago's Field Museum in 2001, it ponders Freud's influence in the context of contemporary scientific, psychotherapeutic, and academic landscapes. Equally important, it considers this influence in the broad cultural terms best enunciated by the poet Auden, for whom Freud had become "a whole climate of opinion under which we conduct our different lives."
Beginning with James William Anderson's biographical remarks, which are geared specifically to the objects on display in the Library of Congress exhibit, and Roy R. Grinker Jr.'s more personal view of Freud, the volume branches out in various directions in an effort to comprehend the multidimensional and multidisciplinary richness of Freud's contribution. In section II, we find authoritative summaries of Freud's scientific contributions (John E. Gedo), of his continuing impact as a thinker (Marcia Cavell), of his notion of symbolization in the context of recent neuroscientific findings (Virginia Barry), and of his status as a "cultural subversive" (Peter Loewenberg). Allen Elms provides another window into Freud's influence by examining several famously brief quotations that people are wont to attribute to Freud.
In section III, contributors hone in on more specific aspects of Freud's legacy. Joseph Tobin devises an experimental method to review how Freud's idea of childhood sexuality has fared; Nellie Thompson looks at the women who became analysts in the United States from 1911 to 1941; Jack Graller assesses Freud impact on marriage and the family; and Benjamin Garber considers Freud's influence on therapeutic work with children. In the concluding section of the volume, contributors turn to Freud's influence in various humanistic disciplines: literature (Paul J. Emmett Jr. & William Veeder); drama (Fred Sander); religious studies (Mary Ellen Ross); the human sciences (Paul Meyer); the visual arts (Harry Trosman); and cinema (Glen Gabbard).
This volume pays tribute not only to Freud, but also to the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. Long a home to many of the most innovative and influential psychoanalysts in the nation, the Chicago Institute has likewise been a leader in the progressive use of psychoanalytically oriented therapies in the service of the community. With this scholarly yet highly accessible compilation, the Chicago Institute provides another service to its own community and to the wider reading public. Sure to enhance the experience of all those attending "Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture," Sigmund Freud and His Impact on the Modern World will appeal to anyone desirous of an up-to-date overview of the man whose work shaped the psychological sensibility of the century just past and promises to reverberate throughout the century just born.
Table of Contents
I. SIGMUND FREUD THE MAN
Introduction - James William Anderson and Jerome A. Winer
Sigmund Freud's Life and Work: An Unofficial Guide to the Freud Exhibit - James William Anderson
My Father's Analysis with Sigmund Freud - Roy R. Grinker, Jr.
II. FREUD'S IMPACT: LARGER PERSPECTIVES
Freud and Symbolism: Or How a Cigar Became More Than Just a Cigar - Virginia C. Barry
Seeing Through Freud - Marcia Cavell
Apocryphal Freud: Sigmund Freud's Most Famous "Quotations" and Their Actual Sources - Alan C. Elms
The Enduring Scientific Contributions of Sigmund Freud - John E. Gedo
Freud as a Cultural Subversive - Peter Lowenberg
III. FREUD'S IMPACT IN SPECIFIC AREAS Freud's Impact on Therapeutic Work with Children - Benjamin Garber
Freud's Impact on Marriage and the Family - Jack L. Graller
American Women Psychoanalysts 1911-1941 - Nellie L. Thompson
Childhood Sexuality after Freud: The Problem of Sex in Early Childhood Education - Joseph Tobin
IV. FREUD'S IMPACT ON HUMANISTIC STUDIES
Freud in Time: Psychoanalysis and Literary Criticism in the New Century - Paul J. Emmett and William Veeder
The Impact of Psychoanalysis on the American Cinema - Glen O. Gabbard
Freud and the Human Sciences - Paul Meyer
The Humanity of the Gods: The Past and Future of Freud's Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Religion - Mary Ellen Ross
Psychoanalysis, Drama, and the Family: The Ever-Widening Scope - Fred M. Sanderlibr The Legacy of Freud in the Approach to the Visual Arts - Harry Trosman