By Lewis Aron,Karen Starr

How did psychoanalysis come to outline itself as being diverse from psychotherapy? How have racism, homophobia, misogyny and anti-Semitism converged within the production of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis? Is psychoanalysis psychotherapy? Is psychoanalysis a "Jewish science"?

Inspired by way of the innovative and humanistic origins of psychoanalysis, Lewis Aron and Karen Starr pursue Freud's demand psychoanalysis to be a "psychotherapy for the people." They current a cultural historical past targeting how psychoanalysis has consistently outlined itself when it comes to an "other." at the beginning, that different was once hypnosis and recommendation; later it was once psychotherapy. The authors hint a chain of binary oppositions, every one outlined hierarchically, that have plagued the background of psychoanalysis. Tracing reverberations of racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and homophobia, they exhibit that psychoanalysis, linked to phallic masculinity, penetration, heterosexuality, autonomy, and tradition, used to be outlined against advice and psychotherapy, that have been obvious as selling dependence, female passivity, and relationality. Aron and Starr deconstruct those dichotomies, best the way in which for a go back to Freud's revolutionary imaginative and prescient, during which psychoanalysis, outlined generally and flexibly, is revitalized for a brand new era.

A Psychotherapy for the People may be of curiosity to psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, scientific psychologists, psychiatrists--and their patients--and to these learning feminism, cultural stories and Judaism.

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