Cold War Freud: Psychoanalysis in an Age of Catastrophes by Dagmar Herzog

By Dagmar Herzog

In chilly struggle Freud Dagmar Herzog uncovers the amazing array of techniques of human selfhood which circulated around the globe within the aftermath of worldwide warfare II. opposed to the backdrop of Nazism and the Holocaust, the sexual revolution, feminism, homosexual rights, and anticolonial and antiwar activism, she charts the heated battles which raged over Freud's legacy. From the postwar US to Europe and Latin the USA, she unearths how competing theories of hope, anxiousness, aggression, guilt, trauma and delight emerged and have been then remodeled to serve either conservative and subversive results in a primary rethinking of the very nature of the human self and its motivations. Her findings shed new gentle on psychoanalysis' enduring contribution to the enigma of the connection among nature and tradition, and the ways that social contexts input into and form the innermost recesses of person psyches.

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