Constructing The Self, Constructing America: A Cultural History Of Psychotherapy

Constructing The Self, Constructing America: A Cultural History Of Psychotherapy

By: Philip Cushman (author)Paperback

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In this ground-breaking cultural history of psychotherapy, historian and psychologist Philip Cushman shows how the development of modern psychotherapy is inextricably intertwined with that of the United States and how it has changed the way Americans view events and themselves. By tracing our various definitions of the self throughout history, Cushman reveals that psychotherapy is very much a product of a particular time and place,and that it has been fundamentally complicit in creating many of the ills it seeks to assuage.

About Author

Philip Cushman, Ph.D., is associate professor at the California School of Professional Psychology, is also in private practice in Oakland, California.

Contents

* Psychotherapy, the Impossible Bridge * Selves, Illnesses, Healers, Technologies * The Self in America * Healing through Self-DominationCapitalism, the Asylum, the Untamed Female Body, and Freud * Healing through Self-LiberationMesmerism and the Enchanted American Interior of the Nineteenth Century * Strange BedfellowsThe Americanization of Psychoanalysis in the Early Twentieth Century * The Road Not TakenHarry Stack Sullivan, Melanie Klein, and the Location of the Social * Self-Liberation through ConsumerismPost-World War II Object Relations Theory, Self-Psychology, and the Empty Self * Psychotherapy as Moral DiscourseA Hermeneutic Alternative * The Politics of the Self * The Self in Western Society

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780201441925
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780201441925
  • weight: 622
  • ISBN10: 0201441926

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