Freud and Education

Freud and Education

Freud and Education

Freud and Education

Synopsis

The concept of education--its dangers and promises and its illusions and revelations--threads throughout Sigmund Freud's body of work. This introductory volume by psychoanalytic authority, Deborah P. Britzman, explores key controversies of education through a Freudian approach. It defines how fundamental Freudian concepts such as the psychical apparatus, the drives, the unconscious, the development of morality, and transference have changed throughout Freud's oeuvre. An ideal text for courses in education studies, human development, and curriculum studies, Freud and Education concludes with new Freudian-influenced approaches to the old dilemmas of educational research, theory, and practice.

Excerpt

This series introduces key people and topics and discusses their particular implications for the field of education. Written by the most prominent thinkers in the field, these “key ideas” are read through the series’ authors’ past and present work, with particular attention given to the ways in which these ideas can, do, and might impact theory, research, practice, and policy in education.

More specifically, these texts offer particular conversations with prominent authors, whose work has resonated across education and related fields. Books in this series read as conversations with authorities, whose thinking has helped constitute these ideas and their role in the field of education— yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Much more than introductions alone, these short, virtuosic volumes look to shape ongoing discussions in the field of . . .

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