Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To review an author’s works published in PEP-Web…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

The Author Section is a useful way to review an author’s works published in PEP-Web. It is ordered alphabetically by the Author’s surname. After clicking the matching letter, search for the author’s full name.

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

(1954). Revista De Psicoanálisis. X, 1953. Introduction to Psychoanalytic Anthropology. Enrique Racker. Pp. 131-148.. Psychoanal Q., 23:623.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Revista De Psicoanálisis. X, 1953. Introduction to Psychoanalytic Anthropology. Enrique Racker. Pp. 131-148.

(1954). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 23:623

Revista De Psicoanálisis. X, 1953. Introduction to Psychoanalytic Anthropology. Enrique Racker. Pp. 131-148.

This article in the form of a lecture considers the question, 'What is psychoanalytic anthropology and why should it be studied?' Racker defines the basic concepts and attempts to clarify criticisms and disagreements. In an introductory study of psychoanalysis applied to mythology, he analyzes myths of two types: some clearly Oedipal and others that show a dreamlike quality of unreality because of failure of secondary elaboration. He also discusses the importance of myths as 'fundamental and universal types of more or less deformed unconscious fantasies'. Characteristics of the primary process such as use of symbols and the extensiveness of memory traces are essential in the formation of myths as they are in the formation of dreams. Illustrations are given of the application to myths of the concepts of manifest content, latent thoughts, and secondary elaboration.

- 623 -

Article Citation

(1954). Revista De Psicoanálisis. X, 1953.. Psychoanal. Q., 23:623

Copyright © 2021, 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.