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The Resource Impious fidelity : Anna Freud, psychoanalysis, politics, Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg

Impious fidelity : Anna Freud, psychoanalysis, politics, Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg

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Impious fidelity : Anna Freud, psychoanalysis, politics
Title
Impious fidelity
Title remainder
Anna Freud, psychoanalysis, politics
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Impious Fidelity, Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg investigates the legacy of Anna Freud at the intersection between psychoanalysis as a mode of thinking and theorizing and its existence as a political entity. Stewart-Steinberg argues that because Anna Freud inherited and guided her father's psychoanalytic project as an institution, analysis of her thought is critical to our understanding of the relationship between the psychoanalytic and the political. This is particularly the case given that many psychoanalysts and historians of psychiatry charge that Anna Freud's emphasis on defending the supremacy of the ego against unconscious drives betrayed her father's work. Are the unconscious and the psychoanalytic project itself at odds with the stable ego deemed necessary to a democratic politics? Hannah Arendt famously (and influentially) argued that they are. But Stewart-Steinberg maintains that Anna Freud's critics (particularly disciples of Melanie Klein) have simplified her thought and misconstrued her legacy. Stewart-Steinberg looks at Anna Freud's work with wartime orphans, seeing that they developed subjectivity not by vertical (through the father) but by lateral, social ties. This led Anna Freud to revise her father's emphasis on Oedipal sexuality and to posit a revision of psychoanalysis that renders it compatible with democratic theory and practice. Stewart-Steinberg gives us an Anna Freud who "betrays" the father even as she protects his legacy and continues his work in a new key
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart-Steinberg, Suzanne
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freud, Anna
  • Freud, Anna
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalysis
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalysis
Label
Impious fidelity : Anna Freud, psychoanalysis, politics, Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A wider social stage -- Girls will be boys : gender, envy, and the Freudian social contract -- Anna-Antigone : experiments in group upbringing -- The defense of psychoanalysis/the anxiety of politics -- Conclusion : ego politics
Control code
ocn785782372
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801463334
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801463334
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4s5x6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785782372
Label
Impious fidelity : Anna Freud, psychoanalysis, politics, Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A wider social stage -- Girls will be boys : gender, envy, and the Freudian social contract -- Anna-Antigone : experiments in group upbringing -- The defense of psychoanalysis/the anxiety of politics -- Conclusion : ego politics
Control code
ocn785782372
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801463334
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801463334
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4s5x6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785782372

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