The Transnational Unconscious: Essays in the History of Psychoanalysis and Transnationalism

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J. Damousi, M. Plotkin
Springer, Dec 11, 2008 - Science - 264 pages
This collection of essays approaches the history of psychoanalysis from a transnational perspective, emphasizing the flows of people, ideas and institution across cultures and nations, and examining the factors that contributed to turn psychoanalysis into one of the systems of beliefs that defined the Twentieth century.

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Section 1 Psychoanalysis and Transnational Modernism
Section 2 Psychoanalysis and Transnational Politics
Section 3 The Transnational Diffusion of Psychoanalysis
Section 4 Challenging Centre and Periphery

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JOY DAMOUSI is Profesor of History and Head of the School of Historical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She has published widely in the fields of feminist history, women's history, labour history and Australian cultural and intellectual history. Her recent publications include the prize-winning Freud in the Antipodes: A cultural history of psychoanalysis in Australia.

MARIANO PLOTKIN is a member of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina) and researcher at the Instituto de Desarrollo Económico y Social. He is also a professor at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (Buenos Aires). His books include Mañana es San Perón (1994; English edition by Scholarly Resources, 2003) and Freud in the Pampas (Stanford 2001; Spanish edition 2003). He also edited several volumes on topics related to the history of psychoanalysis and of social sciences.

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