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Studies in the Psychosocial

Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions

Authors: Frosh, Stephen

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This book explores how the present is troubled by the past and the future. It uses the idea of haunting to explore how identities, beliefs, intimacies and hatreds are transmitted across generations and between people and how these things structure psychosocial and psychopolitical life.

About the authors

Stephen Frosh is Pro-Vice-Master and Professor in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and was previously Vice-Dean of the Tavistock Clinic.. He is the author of many books and papers on psychosocial studies and on psychoanalysis, including Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic, Hate and the Jewish Science: Anti-Semitism, Nazism and Psychoanalysis, For and Against Psychoanalysis, After Words, The Politics of Psychoanalysis and Sexual Difference and Identity Crisis . His most recent books are Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions and A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory .

Reviews

"This is a welcome addition to Frosh's earlier books on psychoanalysis and, like them, it is rigorous, clear and engaging . . . and can be highly recommended for extending understanding of psychoanalytic theory and its ethical foundations, and for placing these in the context of social and political issues." - Therapy Today

"There are rich rewards in this book. It will change the way you think about things that might haunt you." - The Jewish Chronicle

"Widely read and open-minded, Frosh rolls with the punches thrown at his discipline, accepts the critiques, assimilates the writings of Fanon, Jacques Derrida, Judith Butler, Slavoj Zizek and others of their ilk and appropriates them to tease out the implications and possible applications that haunting and related uncanny phenomena have for psychoanalysis." - Jewish Quarterly

'In Hauntings Frosh eloquently provides a stimulating and original contribution to the field of hauntology. [ ] The reader is led on a thought-provoking stroll down the more paranormal and supernatural avenues of psychoanalytic discussion and hears the voices of those areas of psychoanalysis that have long been buried and en-crypted in classic academic analysis.' - The Kelvingrove Review

'Frosh certainly does enlighten us on the nature of modern psychoanalytic thinking.' - Journal of the Society for Psychical Research


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Psychoanalysis as a Ghostly System

    Frosh, Stephen

    Pages 1-14

  • Facing the Truth about Ourselves

    Frosh, Stephen

    Pages 15-37

  • Ghostly Psychoanalysis

    Frosh, Stephen

    Pages 38-65

  • The Evil Eye

    Frosh, Stephen

    Pages 66-91

  • Telepathy

    Frosh, Stephen

    Pages 92-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions
Authors
Series Title
Studies in the Psychosocial
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03125-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137031259
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-03124-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-03127-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 182
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