Social Theory and Psychoanalysis in Transition

Self and Society From Freud to Kristeva

By Anthony Elliott

This book is a benchmark critique of Freudian theory in which a dialogue between the Frankfurt School, the Lacanian tradition and post-Lacanian developments in critical and feminist theory is developed. Considering afresh the relations between self and society, Elliot argues for the importance of imagination and the unconscious in understanding issues about the self and self-identity, ideology and power, sexual difference and gender. The second edition surveys the recent changes that have taken place in psychoanalytic social theory.

224 pages

Publication Date: 7/19/1999
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781853434457