You are here

Reading Freud
Share

Reading Freud
Psychoanalysis as Cultural Theory



July 2007 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

 
Introduction
Borders

 
 
PART ONE: UNCONSCIOUS
 
The slip
Early writings

 
 
I: Unconscious and conscious
 
II: Ego, id and superego
 
III: The inhuman
 
PART TWO: SEXUALITY
 
Forgetting
 
I: Drive
 
II: Development
 
Sexual difference
 
PART THREE: SOCIAL
 
Siren
 
Foreign territory
 
I: Fantasies of the social
 
II: The social super-ego
 
III: The opening of history

Preview this book

For instructors

This book is not available as an inspection copy. For more information contact your local sales representative.

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9780761952374
£32.99
ISBN: 9780761952367
£107.00

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.

SAGE Knowledge brings together high-quality content from across our imprints, including CQ Press and Corwin titles.