Freud’s Legacy in the Global Era presents a radically new perspective on Freud’s relevance today as a forerunner of the contemporary evolutionary neurosciences also steeped in the tradition of humanistic thought. Carlo Strenger shows how globalisation has produced new theoretical, practical and clinical issues for psychoanalysis, which can best be understood by drawing on influences from economics, sociology and philosophy.
Strenger’s lively case histories demonstrate a new psychoanalytic viewpoint engaged with surrounding scientific disciplines in an enriching interchange, and open to the fascinating cultural and social developments that shape patients’ reality, lives and concerns in a global era.
This book will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic and psychodynamically oriented psychotherapists and to all mental health professionals interested in the interaction of psychoanalysis and other disciplines from a global viewpoint as well as to lay readers keen to understand the complexity of globalized life.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Freud in the Global Era Part I: The New Cosmopolitans and their Discontent Chapter 1: Sigmund Freud – Fin de Siècle Cosmopolitan Chapter 2: The Quantified Self Chapter 3: Five New Cosmopolitans in Search of Meaning Chapter 4: Global Entrepreneurs - Myths and Realities Chapter 5: The New Cosmopolitans - a Psychodynamic Portrait Part II: Psychoanalysis in the Age of Neuroscience Introduction: Towards an Open Psychoanalytic Culture Chapter 6: The Marginalization of Psychoanalysis Chapter 7: Psychoanalysis’ Humanistic-Scientific Mission Chapter 8: Reviving Freud’s Repressed Evolutionary Project Chapter 9: A Personal Journey into the Global Media Acknowledgments References
About the Author
Carlo Strenger serves as Professor of Psychology and Philosophy at Tel Aviv University, is member of the Seminar for Existential Psychoanalysis in Zurich, the Scientific Board of the Sigmund Freud Foundation in Vienna and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Terrorism Studies, John Jay College, New York in addition to maintaining a part-time practice in existential psychoanalysis. Strenger is author of numerous books and papers that have been translated in many languages, and columnist for leading publications in English and German.