Veronika Fuechtner

in Berlin Psychoanalytic

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780520258372
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520950382 | DOI:

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This book defines the Berlin Psychoanalytic as a different network of people and discourses and a cultural practice, which in part continued and changed in exile. The following key elements that distinguish this network from other such psychoanalytic networks are linked to the specific psychoanalytic practice and theory that arrived in the BPI after World War I. The preoccupation with war neurosis for some analysts and artists also turned into an investment in social change through psychoanalysis. The London Bloomsburry circle on the level of personal relationships is closely connected to the Berlin Psychoanalytic and, in its specific form of psychoanalytic modernism, most affiliated to it. Bloomsburry figures like Joan Riviere and James Strachey encountered psychoanalysis before World War I through the Society for Psychical Research.

Keywords: exile; Bloomsburry; Joan Riviere; psychoanalytic modernism; social change

Chapter.  1911 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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