'It is a New Kind of Diaspora'
Explorations in the Sociopolitical and Cultural Context of Psychoanalysis
By (author) Riccardo Steiner
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'It is a New Kind of Diaspora' by Riccardo Steiner
Book DescriptionRiccardo Steiner, one of the most well known historians of psychoanalysis has in the numerous papers in this volume traced the relationship between psychoanalysis and the larger cultural sphere with clarity and erudition. This, the first book he has written, examines the effects of the "new diaspora" in the field - the emigration of German and Austrian analysts during the Nazi persecution, especially to London. In particular he draws upon the correspondence between Ernest Jones and Anna Freud to illuminate the attitudes of those two central figures to "the politics of emigration".Together with other sources, including the correspondence between Jones and Brill, Sigmund Freud and others, as well as further archival documents, Steiner brilliantly describes the tensions and ambiguities that persisted in London and elsewhere during the pre-war period - and which sowed the seeds of wartime "Controversial Discussions". "It is a New Kind of Diaspora": Explorations in the Sociopolitical and Cultural Context of Psychoanalysis is sure to become a classic text in the history of psychoanalysis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855752504
(230mm x 147mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Riccardo Steiner
Unconscious Phantasy, Paperback (January 2003)
In this outstanding new collection, the vital concept of unconscious phantasy is debated and examined by such luminaries as Joseph and Anne-Marie Sandler, Jean Laplanche, J-B Pontalis, Susan Isaacs and Hanna Segal.
Within Time and Beyond Time, Paperback (January 2001)
A companion volume to 'It is a new kind of Diaspora', taking up where that book leaves off, it traces some of the consequences of the emigration of German and Austrian psychoanalysts to London, particularly in the context of the British Psycho-Analytical Society's 'Controversial Discussions'.
Freud-Klein Controversies, 1941-45, Paperback (August 1992)» View all books by Riccardo Steiner
Following Freud-Klein's death in 1939, the radical theories of Melanie Klein were the subject of prolonged controversy and fierce debate within the British Psychoanalytical Society. At the time, individuals fought passionately in support of their positions. This title offers the record of the debate, including relevant papers and correspondence.
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Author Biography - Riccardo Steiner
Ricardo Steiner is a member of the British Psycho-Analytical Society, and the current Honorary Archivist. Amongst other distinguished contributions to psychoanalysis, he edited, together with Pearl King, 'The Freud-Klein Controversies'. His other books, "It's a New Kind of Diaspora':Explorations in the Sociopolitical and Cultural Context of Psychoanalysis', 'Tradition, Change, Creativity: Repercussions of the New Diaspora on Aspects of British Psychoanalysis', 'Unconscious Phantasy' and 'Within Time and Beyond Time: A Festschrift for Pearl King' are also published by Karnac Books.
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