Identity Crisis

Modernity, Psychoanalysis and the Self

  • Authors
  • Stephen Frosh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 1-9
  3. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 10-31
  4. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 32-62
  5. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 63-94
  6. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 95-125
  7. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 126-151
  8. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 152-186
  9. Stephen Frosh
    Pages 187-195
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 196-208

About this book


This book examines the psychological responses of people to the excitements and terrors that characterise the modern world. Beginning with a description of modernist and post-modernist accounts of contemporary life, it then moves into detailed discussions of narcissism and psychosis - two states of mind that seem to characterise the 'crises of self' to which the modern world gives rise.

With an interweaving of social theory and psychodynamic explanations, this is a sophisticated and compelling text. Identity Crisis will be of interest to students in a wide range of disciplines including psychology, sociology, psychoanalysis, politics and cultural studies. 


Narcissism perception psychoanalysis transference

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-51107-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-21534-8
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