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'Inscribing' Freud: A Critical Review of Celia Brickman's Aboriginal Populations in the Mind

Eickelkamp, U (2006). 'Inscribing' Freud: A Critical Review of Celia Brickman's Aboriginal Populations in the Mind. Australian Journal of Anthropology,17(1):86-104.

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Title 'Inscribing' Freud: A Critical Review of Celia Brickman's Aboriginal Populations in the Mind
Author Eickelkamp, U
Journal Name Australian Journal of Anthropology
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 17
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1035-8811   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 86
End Page 104
Total Pages 19
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Australian Anthropological Society
Field of Research 1601 - Anthropology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Working through the particular book under review, this essay seeks to demonstrate how certain entrenched positions in postcolonial feminist writings on psychoanalysis are unproductive. Instead of advancing knowledge and understanding of the human psyche, of society or of therapeutic technique, ideas in the human sciences and psychoanalysis are shown to be appropriated and distorted in order to sustain an academic self-referential circuitry. The central argument of Brickman's book is that current psychoanalytic practice is inherently racist because Freud's metapsychology was informed by evolutionist ideas. The present discussion attempts to uncover the techniques of bias with which the author tries to substantiate her claim.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1835-9310.2006.tb00049.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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