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Localization and Its Discontents: A Genealogy of Psychoanalysis and the Neuro Disciplines

Katja Guenther


Localization and Its Discontents provides a historical approach to the relationship between the “psy” and “neuro” disciplines, in particular psychoanalysis and neurology. Despite their opposition, they both trace intellectual and practical roots back to the same “neuropsychiatry” (Hirnpsychiatrie) that was dominant in the German-speaking world in the late nineteenth century. This book investigates and elaborates the significance of this historical connection, drawing on extensive archival research, institutional analysis, and close examination of the practical conditions of scientific and clin ... More

Keywords: localization of function, connectivity, reflex, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, mind-body, neuropsychiatry, history of the self, clinical practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226288208
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226288345.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katja Guenther, author
Princeton University