Joel Whitebook Discusses Freud @ Book Culture
Where: Book Culture
536 W. 112th St.
212-865-1588 Price: Free
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The life and work of Sigmund Freud continue to fascinate general and professional readers alike. Joel Whitebook here presents the first major biography of Freud since the last century, taking into account recent developments in psychoanalytic theory and practice, gender studies, philosophy, cultural theory, and more. Offering a radically new portrait of the creator of psychoanalysis, this book explores the man in all his complexity alongside an interpretation of his theories that cuts through the stereotypes that surround him. The development of Freud’s thinking is addressed not only in the context of his personal life, but also in that of society and culture at large, while the impact of his thinking on subsequent issues of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and social theory is fully examined. Whitebook demonstrates that declarations of Freud’s obsolescence are premature, and, with his clear and engaging style, brings this vivid figure to life in compelling and readable fashion.
This is a free event and Joel Whitebook will be available to sign books following the discussion.
About the speakers
Joel Whitebook is a philosopher and psychoanalyst who maintained a private practice in New York City for twenty-five years. He is currently on the faculty of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and he is the Director of the University’s Psychoanalytic Studies Program. He is also the author of Perversion and Utopia (1995) and numerous articles.
About Book Culture
Book Culture has been part of the Morningside Heights community since 1997, with locations on 112th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam and on the corner of 114th and Broadway, where there has been an independent bookstore for over fifty years. The 112th location offers a wide range of publications in the arts, humanities, and sciences. The 114th store carries popular titles and a large collection of children’s books. For additional information, visit http://www.bookculture.com/.Buy tickets/get more info now