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1. The Making of the Self: Divergences in Psychoanalytic Theory. 2. Modern Culture and Its Repressed: From Freud to Lasch. 3. Object-Relations, Kleinian Theory, Self-Psychology: From Erikson to Kohut. 4. Post-structuralist Anxiety: Subjects of Desire - From Lacan to Laplanche. 5. Psychoanalytic Feminism: From Dinnerstein to Irigaray. 6. The Dislocating World of Postmodernism: Identity in Troubled Times. Conclusion: Psychoanalysis as Critical Theory.

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Anthony Elliott is Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne. He has written and lectured widely on psychoanalysis, contemporary theory and culture. He is the author of Social Theory and Psychoanalysis in Transition: Self and Society from Freud to Kristeva (Blackwell Publishers, 1992).


"Moving with ease from Freud, through object relations theory, Lacan, and psychoanalytic feminism, to postmodern theory and beyond, Anthony Elliott's explications of even the most thorny theoretical positions are lucid and compelling." Madelon Sprengnether, University of Minnesota 'I enthusiastically recommend this important book. It will stimulate much needed reaction and interaction among students of psychoanalysis, psychology, social theory, cultural studies and politics.' Contemporary Psychology

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