psychohistory


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psychohistory

the application of ‘psychoanalytic forms of understanding to the study of history’ (I. Craib, 1989). An exemplification of the approach is the work of E. Erikson (Life History and the Historical Moment, 1975).
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Even when done appropriately with great care and without bias, psychohistory is at most a supplement to the study of society.
Wilson's view on psychohistory was a radical departure from the views advanced by others positing an examination of the maintenance of social control in Western society.
The work is a mazelike telling of a German psychohistory spinning out from the history of the site.
Marten has read widely in the best recent academic works on gender and sexuality, war and remembrance, medicine, psychohistory, and studies of veterans from other wars.
A transcription of the secrets of the confessional may be titillating, but it does not convey an accurate impression of anyone's life, and without these diversions into psychohistory, this book would have been half its published length.
Nor does it say much on the influence of Freud, psychohistory, and psychotherapeutic accounts of childhood, or more recent social, cultural and political accounts.
In doing so, he illustrates the interrelations of psychohistory (another category that M.
The technological sublime is evoked in Asimov's trilogy not only by futuristic machines but also by the science of psychohistory that is created by the application of mathematics to sociology and used in the technology of the Seldon Plan to improve the course of humanity.
This function appears not to have been present for Mr R in his psychohistory, nor present in the form of a remembered internal object.
New York: Routledge, 2000; Joel Kovel, White Racism: A Psychohistory.
The narrative takes us from Jacob Burckhardt, Wilhelm Dilthey, and Johan Huizinga, through the Annales school of Marc Bloch and Lucien Febvre, and on to a range of present-day practitioners (Peter Burke, Lynn Hunt, Natalie Zemon Davis, among others), having explicated along the way the basic concepts of an array of theoretical tendencies, including psychohistory, cultural materialism, and symbolic anthropology.
Lyden: In your long years of studying psychohistory in Vietnam and Nazism and cults, have you thought about the ways that storytellers tell stories and if we are human enough in our storytelling?