Article ID: CBB000077252

Why do schools of thought fail? Neo-Freudianism as a case study in the sociology of knowledge (1998)


Description “While the existing literature stresses personal conflicts between Karen Horney, Erich Fromm and Harry Stack Sullivan as a major cause of the failure of cultural psychoanalysis, my analysis highlights the sect-like nature of Freudian institutes, the professionalizing dynamics of American psychoanalysis, the contribution of the celebrity-dominated book market and culture, and the highly controversial nature of Erich Fromm's writings and intellectual activity.”

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Authors & Contributors
Paris, Bernard J.
Pietikainen, Petteri
McLaughlin, Neil G.
Chapman, Arthur H.
Sulloway, Frank J.
Homans, Peter
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
American Imago
History of Psychology
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Psychoanalysis and History
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Yale University Press
University of Chicago Press
Haag & Herchen
Sociology of knowledge
Fromm, Erich
Sullivan, Harry Stack
Horney, Karen
Freud, Sigmund
Freud, Anna
Deutsch, Helene
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, early
19th century
20th century, late
United States
North America: United States; Canada

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