The unhappy divorce of sociology and psychoanalysis : diverse perspectives on the psychosocial / edited by Lynn Chancer and John Andrews, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA.
- New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
- Studies in the psychosocial.
Studies in the psychosocial
xxii, 427 pages ; 23 cm.
- Social psychology.
Sociology -- Research.
- "Why does the field of sociology in the United States often overlook or marginalize psychoanalytic concepts like anxiety, defence mechanisms, and the unconscious dating back to Sigmund Freud? The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis shows that this was not always the case, and that the field of contemporary sociology can benefit from inclusion of psychoanalytic perspectives. It features twenty-one essays by well-known scholars in and outside the United States - including Nancy Chodorow, George Cavalletto and Catherine Silver, Jeffrey Prager, Neil Smelser and Gilda Zwerman, alongside junior scholars who are all working on how sociology, psychoanalysis, and the psychosocial interrelate. Beginning with a preface by Jeffrey Alexander and a foreword by Craig Calhoun, the articles consider the history of the relationship, ongoing debates, and the need for psychosocial analyses when studying racism, gender, immigration, class and the housing crisis, trauma and social movements (among other applied topics). The book makes a lively case for the significance of tapping into interdisciplinary approaches, including the psychosocial, if sociology is to offer cutting-edge research on a range of contemporary social issues requiring multi-dimensional insights."-- Provided by publisher.
- Introduction: The Unfulfilled divorce: From Marginalization to Revitalization / Lynn S. Chancer and John Andrews
PART I: THE HISTORY OF SOCIOLOGY AND PSYCHOANALYSIS IN THE UNITED STATES: DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES ON A LONGSTANDING RELATIONSHIP
1. Opening/Closing the Sociological Mind to Psychoanalysis / George Cavalletto and Catherine Silver
2. Paranoid and Institutional Responses to Psychoanalysis Among Early Sociologists: A Socio-psychoanalytic Interpretation / Catherine Silver
3. The Unconscious in Cultural Dispute: On the Ethics of Psychosocial Discovery / Thomas DeGloma
PART II: ARE PSYCHOSOCIAL/SOCIOANALYTIC SYNTHESES POSSIBLE?
4. Sustaining an Unlikely Marriage: Biographical, Theoretical, and Intellectual Notes / Neil Smelser
5. Why is it Easy to be a Psychoanalyst and a Feminist, but not a Psychoanalyst and a Social Scientist? Reflections of a Psychoanalytic Hybrid / Nancy J. Chodorow
6: The Narcissism of Minor Differences: The Status Anxiety & Disciplinary Intolerance between Sociology and Psychoanalysis / Siamak Movahedi
PART III: THE UNFULFILLED PROMISE OF PSYCHOANALYSIS AND SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
7. Escapes from Freedom: Political Extremism, Conspiracy Theories and the Sociology of Emotions / Neil McLaughlin
8. C. Wright Mills, Freud and the Psychosocial Imagination / Lynn Chancer
9. From Sociology to socioanalysis: Rethinking Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, symbolic capital, and field along psychoanalytic lines / George Steinmetz
10. The Ethnographic Spiral: Reflections on the Intersection of Life history and Ideal-Typical Analysis / Philip Manning
PART IV: THE PSYCHOSOCIAL(ANALYTIC) IN RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
The Psychoanalytic Underpinnings of Subject (Object) Selection?
11. PERSONA: Psychodynamic and Sociological Dimensions of a Project on US Activism and Political Violence / Gilda Zwerman
Applying Freud's Ideas to Contemporary Culture
12. Foreclosure from Freud to Fannie Mae / John Andrews
13. 'Melancholia and the Racial order: A psychosocial analysis of America's Enduring Racism / Jeffery Prager
14. On The Melancholia of New Individualism / Anthony Elliot
15. The Shame of Survival: Rethinking Trauma's Aftermath / Arlene Stein
Integrating Sociological Subfields and Psycho/analytic Frameworks
16: Racial Hatred and Racial Prejudice: A Difference That Makes a Difference / Tony Jefferson
17. Definitive Exclusions: The Social Fact and the Subjects of Neo-Liberalism / Vikash Singh
18: 'One Has to Belong, Somehow': Acts of Belonging at the Intersection of Ethnicity, Sexuality, and Citizenship / Ilgin Yorukoglu.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Chancer, Lynn S., 1954- editor.
Andrews, John, 1975- editor.
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