In Anthropology and Psychoanalysis the contributors, both practising anthropologists and psychoanalysts, explore in detail the interface between the two disciplines and locate this within the history of both anthropology and psychoanalysis. In particular, they deal with the distinctive reactions of British, French and American anthropology to psychoanalysis and the way in which the present fracturing of each of these national traditions and their post-modern turn has led to a new willingness to investigate the relationships between the disciplines and the role of the unconscious in cultural life. They also address important issues of methodology, and present a critical discussion of the concept of culture and the academic specialisation of knowledge.
Anthropology and Psychoanalysis will be invaluable reading to all anthropologists and psychoanalysts.

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Part I Complementarity

chapter 2|11 pages

Interpreting the implicit

George Devereux and the Greek myths

chapter 5|27 pages

Trauma and ego-syntonic response

The Holocaust and ‘The Newfoundland Young Yids’, 1985

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Part II The analysis of dreams

chapter 6|15 pages

Dream imagery becomes social experience

The cultural elucidation of dream interpretation

part |2 pages

Part III The Lacanian perspective

chapter 8|22 pages

Gendered persons

Dialogues between anthropology and psychoanalysis

chapter 10|6 pages

Lacan and anthropology

Comments on Chapters 8 and 9

part |2 pages

Part IV Working models

chapter 12|26 pages

Every man a hero

Oedipal themes in Gisu circumcision

chapter 13|15 pages

Symbolic homosexuality and cultural theory: the unconscious meaning of sister exchange among the Gimi of

The unconscious meaning of sister exchange among the Gimi of Highland New Guinea

chapter 14|14 pages

Psychoanalysis as content

Reflections on Chapters 11, 12 and 13