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After Freud LeftA Century of Psychoanalysis in America$
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John C. Burnham

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226081373

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226081397.001.0001

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Introduction to Part I Transnationalizing

Introduction to Part I Transnationalizing

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(p.25) Introduction to Part I Transnationalizing
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After Freud Left
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226081397.003.0002

Part I of this book describes Sigmund Freud's visit to America in 1909 and reviews how psychoanalytic practices and ideas spread in the four decades that followed, concentrating on practitioners, those who constituted the front ranks of the formal psychoanalytic movement. The process of transnationalizing is reported, of which the transfer of psychoanalysis to the United States is a spectacular historical example. The significance of local settings and events is shown, as is demonstrated by the transfer of local groups of practitioners from Europe to new localities in the United States in the face of Nazi persecution. Furthermore, it is observed that Freud's impact and legacy influenced the institutions of mental healing.

Keywords:   transnationalizing, Sigmund Freud, America, psychoanalysis, Clark University, Europe, mental healing, Nazi persecution

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