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    On Erich Fromm: why he left the Frankfurt school

    Kamau, Caroline (2012) On Erich Fromm: why he left the Frankfurt school. In: Berry, D. (ed.) Revisiting the Frankfurt School: Essays on Culture, Media and Theory. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, pp. 185-206. ISBN 9781409411802.

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    This chapter explores and discusses: -Erich Fromm's career path and scholarly identity - from his youth, to his doctoral research, through to his psychoanalytic training. -Erich Fromm's entry into a key organization in the history of the social sciences: the Institute for Social Research (now known as the Frankfurt School). -Group dynamics among key figures within the Frankfurt School, including Max Horkheimer and Theodore Adorno. -Erich Fromm's professional development and his contribution to the Frankfurt School's research. -Erich Fromm's influence on the Frankfurt School's research agenda and his seminal contribution to their now famous research into the authoritarian personality. -The reasons for interpersonal tension between Erich Fromm and others in the Frankfurt School. -Erich Fromm's dissent against Freudian psychoanalysis and the importance placed on libidinal instincts by Sigmund Freud. Freud had many supporters within the Frankfurt School and Fromm's critique of Freud increased tension. -The reasons why Erich Fromm left the Frankfurt School.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Used by permission of the Publishers from 'Revisiting the Frankfurt School: Essays on Culture, Media and Theory'; ed. D. Berry (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012). Copyright © 2012
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): organizational entry, professional identity, career path, group dynamics, interpersonal conflict, history of psychology, Erich Fromm, Frankfurt School, Institute for Social Research, Max Horkheimer, Theodore Adorno, organizational influence, authoritarian personality, psychoanalysis, organizational behaviour, organizational behavior, philosophy of science, economics and psychology, social science history, scholarly identity, professional development, initiation, selection, conformity and organizations, organizational identity, leaving organization, resignation, social influence, critical theory, social theory, critical psychology, empiricism, interdisciplinary research, psychoanalysis and questionnaires, world war two, world war II, second world war, Sigmund Freud, neofreudian psychoanalysis, Freudian psychoanalysis, postfreudian psychoanalysis, self and organization, identity and career development
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Caroline Kamau
    Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 08:18
    Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 10:49


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