Proceedings Journal Article — Oriental(ist) Scenes: Orientalism of Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalysis of Orientalism — by Frank Scherer

$15.00

This paper proposes to explore the “Orient” that emerges in the writings of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939).

PDF4 for simple products

This publication can be read online by logged-in members of OKCIR Library with a valid access. In that case just click on the large PDF icon at the bottom of this page to access the publication. Alternatively, you can purchase this publication as offered below.

SKU: 16347 Categories: , ,

Description

Abstract

This paper proposes to explore the “Orient” that emerges in the writings of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). Largely biblical or in Minor Asian key, Freud’s Orient pertains not so much to the field of area studies as it delineates defining features of his modernist Weltanschauung which is inevitably caught up with the founding of psychoanalysis as a general interpretative science. If the 19th century saw the birth of modern Orientalism in the sense of Edward Said’s (1978) path breaking and, at the same time, precarious critique, it also witnessed the unraveling of European colonial pretensions on a global scale. Freud’s Orientalist discourse mirrors, in this context, not just European ambitions abroad, but—in an atmosphere of growing nationalist fragmentation of an otherwise multi-national Austro-Hungarian Empire and accompanied by the massive influx of so-called Ostjuden (Eastern Jews)—a mise-en-scene of the “Occidental” self.

Scherer, Frank. 2005. “Oriental(ist) Scenes: Orientalism of Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalysis of Orientalism.” Pp. 95-102 in Theories and Praxes of Difference: Revisiting Edward Said in the Age of New Globalizations: Proceedings of the Second Annual Social Theory Forum, April 6-7, 2005 (Discourse of Sociological Practice, Vol. 7, Issues 1&2, Fall/Spring 2005). Double-Issue Guest Editor: Mohammad H. Tamdgidi. Sociology Department, UMass Boston.


Read the Above Publication Online

To read the above publication online, you need to be logged in as an OKCIR Library member with a valid access. In that case just click on the large PDF icon below to access the publication. Make sure you refresh your browser page after logging in.



NEW IN OKCIR'S MONOGRAPH SERIES

Page visits since 2020 —>71
Page visits today —> 0