Psychoanalysis and the Question of Violence: From Masochism to Shame

  title={Psychoanalysis and the Question of Violence: From Masochism to Shame},
  author={Michael Uebel},
  journal={American Imago},
  pages={473 - 505}
  • Michael Uebel
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • American Imago
  • trauma of violence is arguably one of the most crucial questions facing the discipline at this historical moment. This essay will contend that the critical task of historicizing our ideas about violence holds a key to future theory and therapy. Offering a sustained historical emphasis, this essay reveals the extent to which the ideas that we—as citizens and therapists—hold about suffering and violence inflect the culture in which we live, and vice versa. by tracing the historical genealogies of… CONTINUE READING
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