Freud: An Intellectual Biography - Joel Whitebrook
The life and work of Sigmund Freud continue to fascinate general and professional readers alike.
Joel Whitebrook here presents the fist major biography of Freud since the last century, taking into account recent developments in psychoanalytic theory and practice, gender studies, philosophy, cultural theory, and more. Offering a radically new portrait of the creator of psychoanalysis, this book explores the man in all his complexity alongside and interpretation of his theories that cuts through the stereotypes that surround him. The development of Freud's thinking is addressed not only in the context of his personal life, but also in that of society and culture at large, while the impact of his thinking on subsequent issues of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and social theory is fully examined. Whitebrook demonstrates that declarations of Freud's obsolescence are premature, and, with his clear and engaging style, brings this vivd figure to life in a compelling and readable fashion.