Reading Freud

Psychoanalysis as Cultural Theory
Author(s): Tony Thwaites
Original Publish Date: May 05, 2014
Product Number: EB00810448
Released: Feb 17, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781446235164
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Cultural theory has found a renewed interest in psychoanalysis, bringing many new readers to Freud and his work. This book is an introductory guide to Freud and brings together for the first time: -an overview of Freud's work which enables the reader to see quickly where, and in which texts, Freud develops his main ideas -a guide to reading Freud, and to what can be done with the complexities of his texts -an examination of what recent cultural theory draws from Freud, and of why psychoanalysis is of interest for it -a discussion about the Freud revealed by recent cultural theory -an extensive selection of extracts from Freud's texts, with commentary. This book is the definitive guide to the content of Freud's texts: what's there and where to find it. It will have wide appeal to students new to Freud in cultural studies, literary theory, philosophy and sociology.

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