Conversation Creating the UnconsciouseBook - 1999
In this work, Michael Billig presents a reformulation of Freud's concept of repression, showing that in his theory of the unconscious he fails to examine how people actually repress shameful thoughts. Drawing on recent insights from discursive psychology, Billig suggests that in learning to speak we also learn what not to say: language is thus both expressive and repressive. He applies this perspective to some of Freud's classic case histories such as Dora and the Rat Man and the psychologist's own life to show the importance of small words in speech. By focusing on previously overlooked exchanges, even Freud himself can be seen to be repressing.
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
Branch Call Number: 154.24 Bi
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 290 pages)