Psychoanalysis, Politics and the Postmodern University - Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice (Hardback)
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Psychoanalysis, Politics and the Postmodern University - Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice (Hardback)

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Critical theory draws on Marxism, psychoanalysis, postmodern and poststructuralist theorists. Marxism and psychoanalysis are rooted in the Enlightenment project, while postmodernism and poststructuralism are more indebted to Nietzsche, whose philosophy is rooted in anti-Enlightenment ideas and ideals. Marxism and psychoanalysis contributed mightily to our understanding of fascism and authoritarianism, but were distorted and disfigured by authoritarian tendencies and practices in turn. This book, written for clinicians and social scientists, explores these overarching themes, focusing on the reception of Freud in America, the authoritarian personality and American politics, Lacan's "return to Freud," Jordan Peterson and the Crisis of the Liberal Arts, and the anti-psychiatry movement.

Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN: 9783030349202
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2020


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"Burston's book is an outstanding work of scholarship in which he favourably reviews Wilhelm Reich and Erich Fromm's contention that 'sadomasochism and authoritarianism are not confined to the extreme Right ... . Burston endorses the mode of rational authority needed by democratic entities, which is the one that promotes competence and mutual respect." (Ann Casement, Journal of Analytical Psychology, Vol. 66 (1), 2021)

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