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Psychoanalysis and Social Theory: The Limits of Sociology
by Ian Craib
University of Massachusetts Press, 1989
Paper: 978-0-87023-702-7
Library of Congress Classification RC506.C73 1990
Dewey Decimal Classification 150.195

Provides an introductory analysis of attempts to combine cycle analytical and social theory. Starting from a discussion of the work of Freud, the book goes on to look at more recent attempts to combine the two in the work of members of the Frankfurt school and others such as Christopher Badcock, Christopher Lasch, Talcott Parsons and Eric Erickson. The analysis also covers modern feminist approaches to Freud, notably through the writings of Nancy Chodorow and Juliet Mitchell. The author argues that there is no simple way of combining psychoanalytical and social theory, and that both approaches are limited in scope.
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