Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions

Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions

by Stephen Frosh


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This book explores how the present is troubled by the past and the future. It uses the idea of haunting to explore how identities, beliefs, intimacies and hatreds are transmitted across generations and between people and how these things structure psychosocial and psychopolitical life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137031273
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/11/2013
Series: Studies in the Psychosocial
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Stephen Frosh is Pro-Vice-Master and Professor in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and was previously Vice-Dean of the Tavisk Clinic.. He is the author of many books and papers on psychosocial studies and on psychoanalysis, including Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic, Hate and the Jewish Science: Anti-Semitism, Nazism and Psychoanalysis, For and Against Psychoanalysis, After Words, The Politics of Psychoanalysis and Sexual Difference and Identity Crisis . His most recent books are Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions and A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory .

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: Psychoanalysis as a Ghostly System Facing the Truth about Ourselves Ghostly Psychoanalysis The Evil Eye Telepathy Transmission Forgiveness Conclusion References

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