Table of contents for The ability to mourn : disillusionment and the social origins of psychoanalysis / Peter Homans.

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Part I - Disillusionment and the Ability to Mourn as a Central Psychological Theme in Freud's Life, Thought, and Social Circumstance, 1906-1914
1. Framing the Argument: Why "Disillusionment" and Why "The Ability to Mourn"?
Literature Review: Freud's Most Creative Phase and Its Relevance for the 1906-1914 Period
Mourning, the De-Idealization Experience, and Their Historical Correlates: Disillusionment and Disenchantment
2. De-Idealization in Freud's Life and Thought
Life: Freud's Struggle with Jung and Abraham's Role in It
Thought: "On Narcissism," "The Moses," and the Significance of Rome
3. De-Idealization and Freud's Social Circumstance: Movement and Culture
Understanding the Psychoanalytic Movement as a Group
Politics and Religion as Cultural Forces
4. Earlier and Later De-Idealizations: Count Thun and Romain Rolland
Count Thun and Freud's Psychology of Politics
Romain Rolland and Freud's Psychology of Religion
5. Freud's Mother, His Death Anxiety, and the Problem of History
Freud's Death Anxiety and the Idea of a Maternal Presence
Psychoanalysis, History, and the Study of Freud's Person
Freud's Death and Jones's Idealization of Freud
Part II - Disillusionment and the Social Origins of Psychoanalysis
6. Framing the Argument: Why Think Sociologically about Psychoanalysis?
How to Think Sociologically about Psychoanalysis
The Essential Tension: Analytic Access and a Common Culture
7. The Sociology of Freud's Self-Analysis and the Psychoanalytic Movement
Sociological Reflections on Freud's Self-Analysis
The Psychoanalytic Movement as a Psychological Culture
8. Tracking the Ideal-Type: Disenchantment and Psychological Discovery in the Lives of Three Followers
Carl G. Jung: Psychoanalysis as Hermeneutics
Otto Rank: Psychoanalysis as Art
Ernest Jones: Psychoanalysis as Science
The Dissipation of the Movement and Freud's Turn to the "Cunning of Culture"
9. Final Sociological Reflections: Psychoanalysis, Science, and Society
Freud's Metapsychology and the Sociology of Physical Science
1920s London, Object Relations, and the Collapse of the Metapsychology
The Struggle to Mourn in the Sociological Tradition: The Case of Max Weber
Conclusion: The Sociological Mechanism Underlying Psychoanalytic Healing, When It Occurs, in the Analytic Situation
Part III - Mourning, Individuation, and the Creation of Meaning In Today's Psychological Society
10. Framing the Argument with Freud's "Little Discourse" on Mourning and Monuments
Three Contradictions in Freud's Theory of Culture
Mourning, Monuments, and Individuation: A First Approximation
11. The Fate of the Ego in "Primitive" and "Civilized" Cultures: First Contradiction
12. The Plight of the Modern Ego Cut Off from Its Christian, Communal Past: Second Contrdiction
13. The Conflict between Religious Absolutism and Curiosity about The Inner World: Third Contradiction
14. Toward a Rapprochement with the Past: Mourning, Individuation, and the Creation of Meaning
Epilogue: When the Mourning Is Over: Prospero's Speech at the End of The Tempest as a Model of Individuation

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Psychoanalysis and culture -- History.
Social change -- Psychological aspects -- History.
Freud, Sigmund, -- 1856-1939 -- Psychology.
Psychoanalysis -- History.