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Freud's Legacy in the Global Era





ISBN 9781138840294
Published August 24, 2015 by Routledge
208 Pages

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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

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Biography

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.