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Unspeakable Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Culture (SUNY Series in Psychoanalysis and Culture)

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Esther Rashkin argues that psychoanalysis galvanizes, as no other discipline can, an understanding of texts in their social, historical, and political contexts. Demonstrating that close reading can be a radical political practice, she exposes heretofore unseen ideologies concealed in works of film and literature, from Last Tango in Paris to The Picture of Dorian Gray, from ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by State University of New York Press (first published August 1st 2008)
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Bobby Cockrell
While Rashkin makes many interesting, thought-provoking claims involving the use of psychoanalysis to unearth buried political narratives in film and literature using elaborate and well-constructed arguments, the book is hard to respect in an academic sense because it subscribes to a set of theories marred by pseudoscience and non-falsifiable hypotheses.
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