Psychoanalysis, Science and Power: Essays in Honour of Robert Maxwell Young (Hardcover)
Psychoanalysis, Science and Power reexamines the current state of psychoanalysis and science and technology studies as they have been influenced by Robert Maxwell Young's work.
Robert Maxwell Young, a Texas migr to Britain, was a scholar, publisher, TV documentarian, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, journal editor, conference organizer and political activist. Young urged that psychoanalysis, particularly in its Kleinian incarnation, illuminated new aspects of science and technology studies, and vice versa. This volume not only provides an overview of Young's life and interests by a stellar cast of scholars and practitioners but also commemorates the many and intersecting streams of his contributions, reasoning for their continuing relevance in the contemporary studies of psychoanalysis, biological sciences, technology and Darwinian thought.
Presenting perspectives that are rigorously analytical and yet often poignant, Psychoanalysis, Science and Power will be an important read for students, analysts and analytic therapists of all orientations who are interested in broadening their understanding of their practice.
About the Author
Kurt Jacobsen is co-editor of Free Associations journal and research associate in the Political Science Department at the University of Chicago, USA. He also is an award-winning documentary filmmaker.R. D. Hinshelwood is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, previously Professor at Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (now Emeritus, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies), UK. He was Consultant Psychotherapist in the NHS for many years, and Director of the Cassel Hospital, 1993-1997. He has a long association with Free Associations journal.