The Great Escape: World War II, Neo-freudianism, and the Origins of U.S. Psychocultural Analysis


Click Here to Read:  The Great Escape: World War II, Neo-Freudianism, and the Origins of U.S. Psychocultural Analysis by Edward J. K. Gitre in  History of the Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 47(1), 18–43 Winter 2011.

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One Comment on “The Great Escape: World War II, Neo-freudianism, and the Origins of U.S. Psychocultural Analysis”

  1. Tamar Schwartz Says:

    Comment from Jane Hall

    This is indeed fascinating. It casts a refreshing light on today’s problems in APsaA and elsewhere for it speaks of the open minded versus those who cling to a sort of mono-theory. Should this paper be
    on the reading list of every first year course in our institutes? It might help broaden our increasingly narrowed vision. Or at least to motivate us to broaden our perspectives. Psychoanalysis as a one person pursuit is valuable to the individual and eventually to those who are influenced by that individual, but I seriously think that group psychoanalysis should be explored and that it could include how society and culture affect the individual and even world conflict. Another way to broaden our education as psychoanalysts would be using literature in the curricula. Much literature confirms certain themes we learn however, for those who have not studied comparative lit such study would help us learn new ways of thinking about the lives of individuals and of communities/culture past and present, thus attuning us to new ways of listening. For it is our breadth of knowledge as psychoanalysts that enriches our countertransference.

    Each of us are unique human beings but we face together an increasingly frightening reality of which we are a part. Thank you for publishing it on this blog.

    Jane Hall

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