Freud, Psychoanalysis and Politics or The Trouble with Civilization
Keywords:politics, Freud, psychoanalysis
AbstractFreudâ€™s theory of psychoanalysis grew out of work with individuals, yet increasingly he wrote about groups, culture and civilization. Today the politics of the left sometimes dismisses Freud or psychoanalysis with the accusation of political irrelevance. This paper considers the trouble with such arguments:Â unfamiliarity with the primary texts, with the political context in which Freud wrote, and with his analysis of â€˜civilizationâ€™.
How to Cite
Morris, P. (2012). Freud, Psychoanalysis and Politics or The Trouble with Civilization. Free Associations, (63), 96–106. https://doi.org/10.1234/fa.v0i63.56