Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To quickly go to the Table of Volumes from any article…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To quickly go to the Table of Volumes from any article, click on the banner for the journal at the top of the article.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Smirnoff, V.N. (1973). The Psychoanalytic Study of Society: Vol. 5. Edited by Warner Muensterberger and Aaron H. Esman. New York: Int. Univ. Press. 1972.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 54:122-124.

(1973). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 54:122-124

The Psychoanalytic Study of Society: Vol. 5. Edited by Warner Muensterberger and Aaron H. Esman. New York: Int. Univ. Press. 1972.

Review by:
Victor N. Smirnoff

This latest volume of the series should help to dispel the commonly accepted dichotomy between 'clinical' and 'applied' psychoanalysis. In opening this volume one is faced with the fact that, at the present time, all directions of research must go hand in hand, if psychoanalysis is not to remain an isolated discipline, untouched by the profound psychosociological changes which are taking place in all cultures. Although, for many years, psychoanalysts have been, and often keenly, interested in sociology and anthropology, no real working dialogue has been established between them and the various workers in these fields. 'Applied' psychoanalysis has often been considered as a curiosity and sometimes viewed with outspoken distrust, as being far removed from clinical practice. The 'cultural' theories of psychoanalysts, even when formulated by Sigmund Freud—one of his earliest statements goes as far back as 1908 on 'civilized sexual morality'—as well as those voiced by Wilhelm Reich, Herbert Marcuse, T. W. Adorno and many others, have been rejected by the practising analyst as being mere speculations; marginal works by marginal workers, and disregarded as such.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2020, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.