Anthropology and Psychoanalysis: An Encounter Through Culture

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Suzette Heald, Ariane Deluz
Psychology Press, 1994 - Social Science - 244 pages
In Anthropology and Psychoanalysis the contributors, both practising anthropologists and psychoanalysts, explore in detail the interface between the two disciplines and locate this within the history of both anthropology and psychoanalysis. In particular, they deal with the distinctive reactions of British, French and American anthropology to psychoanalysis and the way in which the present fracturing of each of these national traditions and their post-modern turn has led to a new willingness to investigate the relationships between the disciplines and the role of the unconscious in cultural life. They also address important issues of methodology, and present a critical discussion of the concept of culture and the academic specialisation of knowledge.
Anthropology and Psychoanalysis will be invaluable reading to all anthropologists and psychoanalysts.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Interpreting the implicit George Devereux and the Greek myths
29
Incestuous fantasy and kinship among the Guro
40
Psychoanalytic postscript
51
Islam symbolic hegemony and the problem of bodily expression
54
Trauma and egosyntonic response The Holocaust and The Newfoundland Young Yids 1985
70
Comment
90
Dream imagery becomes social experience The cultural elucidation of dream interpretation
99
Comment
149
Lacanian ethnopsychoanalysis
153
Lacan and anthropology Comments on Chapters 8 and 9
163
Indulgent fathers and collective male violence
171
Every man a hero Oedipal themes in Gisu circumcision
184
Symbolic homosexuality and cultural theory The unconscious meaning of sister exchange among the Gimi of Highland New Guinea
210
Psychoanalysis as content Reflections on Chapters 11 12 and 13
225
Index
239

Psychoanalysis unconscious phantasy and interpretation
114
Gendered persons Dialogues between anthropology and psychoanalysis
131

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