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Carl Gustav Jung [electronic resource] : avant-garde conservative /
Jay Sherry.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
xii, 269 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0230102964 (alk. paper), 9780230102965 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230102964 (alk. paper)
9780230102965 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Basel upbringing -- Freud and the war years -- Jung's post-Freudian network -- The question of accommodation -- Nazi Germany and abroad -- The World War II years -- The Cold War years.
catalogue key
12025205
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-260) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jay Sherry is an independent historian of psychoanalysis and German intellectual history. He has written for a variety of psychoanalytic publications, primarily about the life and work of Carl Jung. He holds a Ph.D. from the Freie Universitt Berlin. This is his first book.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-04-01:
An independent historian of psychoanalysis and German intellectual history, Sherry puts Jung and his work in historical context, providing a gold mine of obscure facts along the way. The book covers people who influenced Jung and those Jung influenced, including philosophers, scholars, theologians, artists, and political and literary figures. Taking anti-Semitism as his key theme, the author details the political and social scene surrounding the WW II years, as well as Jung's place in that setting. Sherry includes in his discussion mistranslations, inaccuracies, and passages (of Jung's work) taken out of context, and he does not shy away from controversy. Extensively researched and documented (Sherry includes many less-known sources), the book provides an unbiased treatment of Jung's work. Part of the "Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History" series, this study is a must for those interested in Jung and the intellectual climate of his time. Summing Up; Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. J. Bailey Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Reviews
Review Quotes
'...indispensible for the future of historical research on Jung...What he has given us is a much more detailed account of the political and cultural placement of Jung's thinking than previously available.' -The Journal of Analytical Psychology
"In placing Carl Jung in the full context of his time and place, Jay Sherry's book does what all good history does. Carl Jung: Avant-Garde Conservative displays the nuance and balance often lacking in the contentious literature on Jung. While sympathetic to Jung as a thinker wrestling with the challenges and conflicts of modernity, Sherry comprehensively and critically examines the shadows as well as the shadings of Jung's thoughts and actions. Of particular note in this regard is the author's careful contextual analysis of Jung's words and actions concerning Hitler and the Nazis."Geoffrey Cocks, Julian S. Rammelkamp Professor of History, Albion College "Jay Sherry goes to great scholarly lengths to paint the complex picture that was the cultural and political backdrop of the life and work of C. G. Jung. He handles these complex factors with a balanced intelligence and lack of bias. In so doing, he enables the reader to appreciate deeply that Jung was not only a truly exceptional individual but also a product of a broader world. Dr. Sherry is to be commended for so comprehensively and ably filling a significant and problematic gap in the world of Jung scholarship."Dr. Stephen A. Martin, Co-Founder and President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation and former Editor-in-Chief of Quadrant: The Journal of Contemporary Jungian Thought
"In placing Carl Jung in the full context of his time and place, Jay Sherry's book does what all good history does. Carl Jung: Avant-Garde Conservativedisplays the nuance and balance often lacking in the contentious literature on Jung. While sympathetic to Jung as a thinker wrestling with the challenges and conflicts of modernity, Sherry comprehensively and critically examines the shadows as well as the shadings of Jung's thoughts and actions. Of particular note in this regard is the author's careful contextual analysis of Jung's words and actions concerning Hitler and the Nazis."--Geoffrey Cocks, Julian S. Rammelkamp Professor of History, Albion College"Jay Sherry goes to great scholarly lengths to paint the complex picture that was the cultural and political backdrop of the life and work of C. G. Jung. He handles these complex factors with a balanced intelligence and lack of bias. In so doing, he enables the reader to appreciate deeply that Jung was not only a truly exceptional individual but also a product of a broader world. Dr. Sherry is to be commended for so comprehensively and ably filling a significant and problematic gap in the world of Jung scholarship."--Dr. Stephen A. Martin, Co-Founder and President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation and former Editor-in-Chief ofQuadrant: The Journal of Contemporary Jungian Thought
"Sherry puts Jung and his work in historical context, providing a gold mine of obscure facts along the way. Extensively research and documented, the book provides an unbiased treatment of Jung's work. This study is a must for those interested in Jung and the intellectual climate of his time. Recommended." CHOICE "In placing Carl Jung in the full context of his time and place, Jay Sherry's book does what all good history does. Carl Jung: Avant-Garde Conservative displays the nuance and balance often lacking in the contentious literature on Jung. While sympathetic to Jung as a thinker wrestling with the challenges and conflicts of modernity, Sherry comprehensively and critically examines the shadows as well as the shadings of Jung's thoughts and actions. Of particular note in this regard is the author's careful contextual analysis of Jung's words and actions concerning Hitler and the Nazis."Geoffrey Cocks, Julian S. Rammelkamp Professor of History, Albion College "Jay Sherry goes to great scholarly lengths to paint the complex picture that was the cultural and political backdrop of the life and work of C. G. Jung. He handles these complex factors with a balanced intelligence and lack of bias. In so doing, he enables the reader to appreciate deeply that Jung was not only a truly exceptional individual but also a product of a broader world. Dr. Sherry is to be commended for so comprehensively and ably filling a significant and problematic gap in the world of Jung scholarship."Stephen A. Martin, Co-Founder and President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation and former Editor-in-Chief of Quadrant: The Journal of Contemporary Jungian Thought
*Winner of the Gradiva Award for Best Book from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis* "Sherry puts Jung and his work in historical context, providing a gold mine of obscure facts along the way. Extensively research and documented, the book provides an unbiased treatment of Jung's work. This study is a must for those interested in Jung and the intellectual climate of his time. Recommended." CHOICE "In placing Carl Jung in the full context of his time and place, Jay Sherry's book does what all good history does. Carl Jung: Avant-Garde Conservative displays the nuance and balance often lacking in the contentious literature on Jung. While sympathetic to Jung as a thinker wrestling with the challenges and conflicts of modernity, Sherry comprehensively and critically examines the shadows as well as the shadings of Jung's thoughts and actions. Of particular note in this regard is the author's careful contextual analysis of Jung's words and actions concerning Hitler and the Nazis."Geoffrey Cocks, Julian S. Rammelkamp Professor of History, Albion College "Jay Sherry goes to great scholarly lengths to paint the complex picture that was the cultural and political backdrop of the life and work of C. G. Jung. He handles these complex factors with a balanced intelligence and lack of bias. In so doing, he enables the reader to appreciate deeply that Jung was not only a truly exceptional individual but also a product of a broader world. Dr. Sherry is to be commended for so comprehensively and ably filling a significant and problematic gap in the world of Jung scholarship."Stephen A. Martin, Co-Founder and President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation and former Editor-in-Chief of Quadrant: The Journal of Contemporary Jungian Thought
*Winner of the Gradiva Award for Best Book from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis* "Sherry puts Jung and his work in historical context, providing a gold mine of obscure facts along the way. Extensively research and documented, the book provides an unbiased treatment of Jung's work. This study is a must for those interested in Jung and the intellectual climate of his time. Recommended." - CHOICE 'Jay Sherry's study is by turns indispensible for the future of historical research on Jung and disturbing in the picture it paints.' Journal of Analytical Psychology "In placing Carl Jung in the full context of his time and place, Jay Sherry's book does what all good history does. Carl Jung: Avant-Garde Conservative displays the nuance and balance often lacking in the contentious literature on Jung. While sympathetic to Jung as a thinker wrestling with the challenges and conflicts of modernity, Sherry comprehensively and critically examines the shadows as well as the shadings of Jung's thoughts and actions. Of particular note in this regard is the author's careful contextual analysis of Jung's words and actions concerning Hitler and the Nazis." - Geoffrey Cocks, Julian S. Rammelkamp Professor of History, Albion College "Jay Sherry goes to great scholarly lengths to paint the complex picture that was the cultural and political backdrop of the life and work of C. G. Jung. He handles these complex factors with a balanced intelligence and lack of bias. In so doing, he enables the reader to appreciate deeply that Jung was not only a truly exceptional individual but also a product of a broader world. Dr. Sherry is to be commended for so comprehensively and ably filling a significant and problematic gap in the world of Jung scholarship." - Stephen A. Martin, Co-Founder and President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation and former Editor-in-Chief of Quadrant: The Journal of Contemporary Jungian Thought
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Carl Gustav Jung has always been a popular but never a fashionable thinker. His theories about dream interpretation and psychological types have often been overshadowed by allegations that he was a Nazi sympathizer. This book provides an accurate account of Jung's controversial opinions about art, politics, and race.
Long Description
Carl Gustav Jung has always been a popular but never a fashionable thinker.  His ground-breaking theories about dream interpretation and psychological types have often been overshadowed by allegations that he was anti-Semitic and a Nazi sympathizer.  Most accounts have unfortunately been marred by factual errors and quotes taken out of context; this has been due to the often partisan sympathies of those who have written about him.  This book provides a more accurate and comprehensive account of Jung's controversial opinions about art, politics, and race.
Main Description
Carl Gustav Jung has always been a popular but never a fashionable thinker. His ground-breaking theories about dream interpretation and psychological types have often been overshadowed by allegations that he was anti-Semitic and a Nazi sympathizer. Most accounts have unfortunately been marred by factual errors and quotes taken out of context; this has been due to the often partisan sympathies of those who have written about him. This book provides a more accurate and comprehensive account of Jung's controversial opinions about art, politics, and race.
Main Description
Carl Gustav Jung has always been a popular but never a fashionable thinker. His ground-breaking theories about dream interpretation and psychological types have often been overshadowed by allegations that he was anti-Semitic and a Nazi sympathizer. Most accounts have unfortunately been marred by factual errors and quotes taken out of context; this has been due to the often partisan sympathies of those who have written about him. This book provides a more accurate and comprehensive account of Jung’s controversial opinions about art, politics, and race.
Main Description
Carl Gustav Jung has always been a popular but never a fashionable thinker. His ground-breaking theories about dream interpretation and psychological types have often been overshadowed by charges that he was anti-Semitic and a Nazi sympathizer. In this volume, Jay Sherry considers these allegations in the broader context of Jung's views on culture, politics, and race. Based on original research in German language sources, this book includes much new information and corrects many errors that can be found in the literature about Jung and in his English-language Collected Works. Book jacket.
Main Description
This book provides a more accurate and comprehensive account of Jung's controversial opinions about art, politics, and race.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Basel Upbringingp. 7
Freud and the War Yearsp. 35
Jung's Post-Freudian Networkp. 63
The Question of Accommodationp. 97
Nazi Germany and Abroadp. 137
The World War II Yearsp. 169
The Cold War Yearsp. 187
Conclusionp. 215
Notesp. 219
Bibliographyp. 249
Indexp. 261
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