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Eli Zaretsky

Eli Zaretzky
Prof. Eli Zaretsky
Areas of Interest: cultural history of the twentieth century, the theory and history of capitalism (especially its social and cultural dimensions), and the history of the family

Stay(s) with the Research Group

15.09.-15.12.2016


Research focus, presentations and publications during stay

During his stay in Jena, Eli Zaretsky worked on a paper on 'The Imperative of Growth'. In addition, in a number of colloquiua he discussed his texts on the American Left, the US presidential election and his current book 'Political Freud'.


Selected Publications

Books

Political Freud: A History. Columbia University Press, 2015.

Why America Needs a Left: An Historical Argument. Cambridge; Polity Press, 2012.



Journals

"What is Political History," Reviews in American History, Autumn, 2013

Rethinking the American Left," Socialist Register, 2012 (German Translation: Merkur 2013)

"Psychoanalysis, Authoritarianism and the 1960s," in Joy Damousi and Mariano Ben Plotkin, Psychoanalysis and Politics: Histories of Psychoanalysis under Conditions of Restricted Political Freedom, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

"Psychoanalysis, Vulnerability and War," in Adrienne Harris, ed., First Do No Harm,  New York: Routledge, 2010

"Narcissism, Personal Life and Identity: The Place of the 1960s in the History of Psychoanalysis," Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 13, (94-104) 2008