Eva Illouz

in Saving the Modern Soul

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780520224469
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520941311 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses the role of Sigmund Freud as a cultural innovator. It shows that Freud's greatest impact on culture has been to reformulate the relationship of the self to others through a new way of imagining the past and a prospective freedom from that past. It argues that only the combined perspectives of the sociology of culture and of emotions can help us adequately address the vexing questions concerning how psychoanalysis become woven into all aspects of American life.

Keywords: Sigmund Freud; cultural innovator; cultural; self; others; sociology of culture; emotions; psyschoanalysis; American life

Chapter.  12826 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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