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The Resource Social amnesia : a critique of contemporary psychology, Russell Jacoby, with a new introduction by the author

Social amnesia : a critique of contemporary psychology, Russell Jacoby, with a new introduction by the author

Label
Social amnesia : a critique of contemporary psychology
Title
Social amnesia
Title remainder
a critique of contemporary psychology
Statement of responsibility
Russell Jacoby, with a new introduction by the author
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Russell Jacoby defines social amnesia as society's repression of remembrance - society's own past. In this book, Jacoby excavates the critical and historical concepts that have fallen prey to the dynamic of a society that strips them both of their historical and critical content. Social Amnesia is an effort to remember what is perpetually lost under the pressure of society. It is simultaneously a critique of present practices and theories in psychology. Jacoby's new self-evaluation has the same sharp edge as the book itself, offering special insights into the evolution of psychological theory during the past two decades." "In his probing, self-critical new introduction, Jacoby maintains that any serious appraisal of psychology or sociology, or any discipline, must seek to separate the political from the theoretical. He discusses how in the years since Social Amnesia was first published society has oscillated from extreme subjectivism to extreme objectivism, which feed off each other and constitute two forms of social amnesia: a forgetting of the past and a pseudo-historical consciousness. Social Amnesia contains a forceful argument for "thinking against the grain - an endeavor that remains as urgent as ever." It is an important work for sociologists, psychologists, and psychoanalysts."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacoby, Russell
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BF175
LC item number
.J3 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Psychoanalysis
Label
Social amnesia : a critique of contemporary psychology, Russell Jacoby, with a new introduction by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Boston : Beacon Press, 1975
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction to the Transaction Edition
  • Introduction/
  • Christopher Lasch
  • Preface
  • I.
  • Social Amnesia and the New Ideologues.
  • p. 1
  • II.
  • Revisionism: The Repression of a Theory.
  • p. 19
  • III.
  • Conformist Psychology.
  • p. 46
  • IV.
  • Negative Psychoanalysis and Marxism.
  • p. 73
  • V.
  • Politics of Subjectivity.
  • p. 101
  • VI.
  • Theory and Therapy I: Freud.
  • p. 119
  • VII.
  • Theory and Therapy II: Laing and Cooper.
  • p. 131
  • Notes.
  • p. 153
  • Index.
  • p. 185
Control code
MNUGAQT7327-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 191 p.
Isbn
9781560008927
Lccn
96005599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Social amnesia : a critique of contemporary psychology, Russell Jacoby, with a new introduction by the author
Publication
Note
Originally published: Boston : Beacon Press, 1975
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction to the Transaction Edition
  • Introduction/
  • Christopher Lasch
  • Preface
  • I.
  • Social Amnesia and the New Ideologues.
  • p. 1
  • II.
  • Revisionism: The Repression of a Theory.
  • p. 19
  • III.
  • Conformist Psychology.
  • p. 46
  • IV.
  • Negative Psychoanalysis and Marxism.
  • p. 73
  • V.
  • Politics of Subjectivity.
  • p. 101
  • VI.
  • Theory and Therapy I: Freud.
  • p. 119
  • VII.
  • Theory and Therapy II: Laing and Cooper.
  • p. 131
  • Notes.
  • p. 153
  • Index.
  • p. 185
Control code
MNUGAQT7327-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 191 p.
Isbn
9781560008927
Lccn
96005599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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