The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the historical, theoretical and applied forms of psychoanalytical criticism. This path-breaking Handbook offers students new ways of understanding the powers and limits of psychoanalysis, and of the social, cultural and political possibilities of psychoanalytic critique.
The book offers students and professionals clear and concise chapters on the development of psychoanalysis, introducing key theories that have influenced debates over the psyche, desire and emotion in the social sciences and humanities. There are substantive chapters on classical Freudian theory, Kleinian and Bionian theory, object-relations psychoanalysis, Lacanian and post-Lacanian approaches, feminist psychoanalysis, as well as postmodern trends in psychoanalysis. There is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to psychoanalytic critique, with contributions drawing from developments in sociology, politics, history, cultural studies, women’s studies and architecture.
Part I: Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Theories 1. The Trajectories of Psychoanalysis 2. Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious 3. Kleinian Psychoanalysis 4. Object-Relational Psychoanalysis 5. Kohut and Self-Psychology 6. Attachment Theory and Mentalization 7. Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy 8. Jacques Lacan: Freud’s French Interpreter 9. Post-Lacanian Psychoanalysis 10. Relational Psychoanalysis Part II: Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities 11. Identity after Psychoanalysis 12. History and Psychoanalysis 13. Psychoanalysis and Racism 14. Political Psychology and Psychoanalysis 15. Feminism, Gender and Psychoanalysis 16. Psychoanalysis and Critical Theory 17. Philosophy and Psychoanalysis 18. Literature and Psychoanalysis 19. Architecture and Psychoanalysis 20. Music and Psychoanalysis 21. Cinema and Psychoanalysis 22. Law and Psychoanalysis 23. Psychoanalysis and the Visual Arts
About the Editors:
Anthony Elliott is Director of the Hawke Research Institute and Executive Director of the Hawke EU Centre, where he is Research Professor of Sociology at the University of South Australia. He is Visiting Global Professor of Sociology at Keio University, Japan and Visiting Professor of Sociology at UCD, Ireland. His recent books include Concepts of the Self (3E, 2014), Psychoanalytic Theory: An Introduction (3E, 2015) and Identity (4 volumes, 2015).
Jeffrey Prager is a Professor of Sociology at UCLA, former Dean and Senior Faculty member of the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles and in private practice in Beverly Hills. His published research is on social repair in Post-conflict societies, cross-generational transmission of trauma, and American racism and reparations. He is the author of many books and articles, including the award-winning Presenting the Past, Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Misremembering (Harvard).