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9 March 2011

Sexual Revolutions: Psychoanalysis, History and the Father

Book Launch

The Austrian Cultural Forum London, in collaboration with the Freud Museum and the International Otto Gross Society takes pleasure in inviting you to the launch of Sexual Revolutions: Psychoanalysis, History and the Father with Dr. Gerhard Dienes, Historian, Joanneum Graz, Austria; Dr. Gottfried M. Heuer, Analyst and Independent Scholar, London; Prof. Andrew Samuels, University of Essex, Analyst.

Sexual Revolutions introduces the work of Otto Gross (1877–1920) to the academic and clinical fields of psychoanalysis and Jungian analysis. Although most people associate the term with the 1960s, its foundations lie in the long-neglected but sensational work of the early psychoanalyst Otto Gross. The book is a major interdisciplinary enquiry into the history, nature and plausibility of the idea of a ‘sexual revolution’, drawing also on the related fields of history, law, criminology, literature, sociology and philosophy. This book refers to some of the topics discussed in the conference The Laws of the Father: Freud / Gross / Kafka in January 2009 organised by the Freud Museum and the ACF London.

The book features contributions by: David Bennett, Gerhard M. Dienes, Sander L. Gilman, Albrecht Götz von Olenhusen, Birgit Heuer, Gottfried M. Heuer, Amanda Hon, Brett Kahr, Kevin Lu, Jennifer E. Michaels, Thomas Mühlbacher, Susie Orbach, Andrew Samuels, Alfred Springer, Nick Totton, John Turner.

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