In this comprehensive introduction to psychoanalytic theory and its application in the social sciences and humanities, now available in a new and fully revised edition, Elliott provides lucid interpretations of key psychoanalytic theorists such as Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Kohut, Lacan, Laplanche and Kristeva. He also examines the political and cultural dimensions of psychoanalytic studies, from feminism to postmodernism. Issues covered range from psychoanalytic approaches to race and post- colonialism to the reframing of sexuality studies in the light of recent advances in feminist thinking.
Table of Contents
Introduction The Making of the Self Modern Culture and Its Repressed Object Relations, Kleinian Theory, Self-Psychology Poststructuralist Anxiety: Subjects of Desire Psychoanalytic Feminism The Dislocating World of Postmodernism Conclusion: Psychoanalysis as Critical Theory Notes Further Reading Index
ANTHONY ELLIOTT is Professor of Social and Political Theory at the University of the West of England. He was formerly ARC Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of The Mourning of John Lennon, Social Theory and Psychoanalysis in Transition (Free Association Books), Concepts of the Self (forthcoming from Polity), editor of The Blackwell Reader in Contemporary Social Theory, Profiles in Contemporary Social Theory (Sage, with Bryan Turner) and Freud 2000 (Polity).