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© 1991

Identity Crisis

Modernity, Psychoanalysis and the Self

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Benefits

  • Thoughtful and informed insights on contemporary psychoanalytic theories of the self  and its pathologies

    Offers plenty of interesting questions and some suggestive insights
Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 1-9
  3. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 10-31
  4. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 32-62
  5. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 63-94
  6. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 95-125
  7. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 126-151
  8. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 152-186
  9. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 187-195
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 196-208

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the psychological responses of people to the excitements and terrors that characterise the modern world. Beginning with a description of modernist and post-modernist accounts of contemporary life, it then moves into detailed discussions of narcissism and psychosis - two states of mind that seem to characterise the 'crises of self' to which the modern world gives rise.

With an interweaving of social theory and psychodynamic explanations, this is a sophisticated and compelling text. Identity Crisis will be of interest to students in a wide range of disciplines including psychology, sociology, psychoanalysis, politics and cultural studies. 

Keywords

Narcissism perception psychoanalysis transference

About the authors

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 Tavistock 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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Identity Crisis
  • Book Subtitle Modernity, Psychoanalysis and the Self
  • Authors Stephen Frosh
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-21534-8
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-51106-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-51107-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-21534-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 217
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Psychoanalysis
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