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Introduction

Freud has had a mixed and uneven reception from sociologists. All sociology courses worthy of the name discuss Marx, Weber and Durkheim-even if the discussion is fairly minimal and the theories and methods developed by these three are later ignored or rejected in the degree programme. With Freud the situation is different. Some sociology courses have ignored Freud’s ideas about socialization and about culture and society, while others have given them considerable attention.