Parker systematically reviews the key psychoanalytic theories to reveal social processes and their significance to modern life: Freud and object relations theory is directed towards group processes, religion and war; the Frankfurt School is used to examine modern individuality, authoritarianism and changes in culture; and the Lacanian tradition to account for language, representation and self-improvement. The theoretical analysis incorporates throughout the volume the work of key figures ranging from Adorno, Habermas and Fromm to Klein, Kristeva, Winnicott and Zizek.
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Author Biography - Ian Patrick
Ian Parker is Professor of Psychology in the Discourse Unit at Bolton Institute. He is author of Psychoanalytic Culture (SAGE, 1997) and co-author of Deconstructing Psychopathology (SAGE, 1995). CONTRIBUTORS Steven D Brown Keele University Vivien Burr University of Huddersfield Andrew Collier University of Southampton Bronwyn Davies James Cook University Don Foster University of Cape Town Kenneth J Gergen Swarthmore College Rom Harre Oxford University Maritza Montero Universidad Central de Venezuela Jonathan Potter Loughborough University Joan Pujol University of Huddersfield Carla Willig Middlesex University