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Psychoanalysis in politics, a history of conservatism and neutrality
by Stephen Frosh
About this EXP
Stephen Frosh, Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London, explores the complex relationship between psychoanalysis and politics.
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Key point 1
Starting with Freud, psychoanalysis has been the vehicle for both conservative and progressive ideas.
Key point 2
As early as 1918, Freud was speaking about the need for psychoanalysis to be available to everybody through low-cost clinics and public support.
Key point 3
Contemporary feminists tend to engage very strongly with psychoanalysis, even when they’re very critical of elements of it.
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