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    Sándor Ferenczi’s epistemologies and their politics: on Utraquism and the analogical method

    Soreanu, Raluca (2019) Sándor Ferenczi’s epistemologies and their politics: on Utraquism and the analogical method. In: Erös, F. and Borgos, A. and Gyimesi, J. (eds.) Psychology and Politics: Intersections of Science and Ideology in the History of Psy-Sciences. Budapest, Hungary: Central University Press. ISBN 9789633863121.

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    Book synopsis: Psy-sciences (psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, pedagogy, criminology, special education, etc.) have been connected to politics in different ways since the early twentieth century. Here, in twenty-two essays, scholars address a variety of these intersections from a historical perspective. The chapters include such diverse topics as the cultural history of psychoanalysis, the complicated relationship between psychoanalysis and the occult, and the struggles for dominance between the various schools of psychology. They show the ambivalent positions of the "psy" sciences in the dictatorships and authoritarian regimes of Nazi Germany, East European communism, Latin-American military dictatorships, and South African apartheid, revealing the crucial role of psychology in legitimating and "normalizing" these regimes. The authors also discuss the ideological and political aspects of mental health and illness in Hungary, Germany, post-World-War-I Transylvania, and Russia. Other chapters describe the attempt by critical psychology to understand the production of academic, therapeutic, and everyday psychological knowledge in the context of the power relations of modern capitalist societies.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Depositing User: Raluca Soreanu
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 13:06
    Last Modified: 16 Aug 2022 17:03


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