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The Cultures of Collecting (Critical Views)

by John Elsner (Editor), Roger Cardinal (Editor)

Other authors: Mieke Bal (Contributor), Jean Baudrillard (Contributor), John Forrester (Contributor), Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann (Contributor), Naomi Schor (Contributor)4 more, Anthony Alan Shelton (Contributor), Susan Stewart (Contributor), Nicholas Thomas (Contributor), John Windsor (Contributor)

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Part I. The Temptation of Sigmund Freud:
1. The true story of Anna O.;
2. Contracting the disease of love: authority and freedom in the origins of psychoanalysis;
3. Freud, Dora and the untold pleasures of psychoanalysis;
4. Rape, seduction, psychoanalysis;
5. ‘ … a perfect likeness of the past’;

Part II. The Moment of Jacques Lacan: A note on Translation;
6. ‘In place of an introduction’, The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, books I & II;
7. What the psychoanalyst does with words: Austin, Lacan and the speech acts of psychoanalysis;
8. Dead on time: Lacan’s theory of temporality;

Part III. The Destiny of Psychoanalysis:
9. Who is in analysis with whom? Freud, Lacan, Derrida;
10. Psychoanalysis: gossip, telepathy and/or science?;
11. Transference and the stenographer: on Dostoevsky’s The Gambler;
12. Michel Foucault and the history of psychoanalysis
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This book traces the psychology, history and theory of the compulsion to collect, focusing not just on the normative collections of the Western canon, but also on collections that reflect a fascination with the "Other" and the marginal – the ephemeral, exotic, or just plain curious.

There are essays on the Neoclassical architect Sir John Soane, Sigmund Freud and Kurt Schwitters, one of the masters of collage. Others examine imperialist encounters with remote cultures – the consquitadors in America in the sixteenth century, and the British in the Pacific in the eighteenth – and the more recent collectors of popular culture, be they of Swatch watches, Elvis Presley memorabilia or of packaging and advertising.

With essays by Jean Baudrillard, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Nicholas Thomas, Mieke Bal, John Forrester, John Windsor, Naomi Schor, Susan Stewart, Anthony Alan Shelton, John Elsner, Roger Cardinal and an interview with Robert Opie.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:20 -0400)

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