The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis

Diverse Perspectives on the Psychosocial

  • Lynn Chancer
  • John Andrews

Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial book series (STIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction: The Unhappy Divorce: From Marginalization to Revitalization

  3. The History of Sociology and Psychoanalysis in the United States: Diverse Perspectives on a Longstanding Relationship

  4. Are Psychosocial/Socioanalytic Syntheses Possible?

  5. The Unfulfilled Promise of Psychoanalysis and Sociological Theory

  6. The Psychosocial (Analytic) In Research and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. The Psychoanalytic Underpinnings of Subject (Object) Selection

    3. Applying Freud’s Ideas to Contemporary Culture

    4. Integrating Sociological Subfields and Psycho/Analytic Frameworks

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 415-427

About this book


A collection of 18 contributions by well-known scholars in and outside the US, The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis shows how sociology has much to gain from incorporating rather than overlooking or marginalizing psychoanalysis and psychosocial approaches to a wide range of social topics.


Sociology Psychoanalysis Freud Unhappy Divorce Unfulfilled Promise Marginalization Psychosocial emotion ethics feminism Institution Narcissism Nation Pierre Bourdieu prejudice psychoanalysis sociological theory sociology The Unconscious

Editors and affiliations

  • Lynn Chancer
    • 1
  • John Andrews
    • 1
  1. 1.Hunter College and the Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkUSA

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