Freud and American Sociology
August 2005, Polity
Freud and American Sociology represents an original and compelling contribution to scholarly debate. At the same time, the clarity with which Manning develops his comprehensive account means that the book is also highly suitable for adoption on a range of upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses, including sociology, social theory, social psychology, and related disciiplines.
1. An Uncertain Place: Freud in American Sociology.
The Intellectual Background.
The Freudian Mirror.
Freud's 1909 Visit to the United States.
Freud among American Sociologists.
Freud's Initial Reception in the American Journal of Sociology and the American Sociological review.
2. From Sumnerology to Cooley's Social Self.
From Sumnerology to the Second Sumner.
The First Sumner.
The Second Sumner.
The Manifest and Latent Second Sumner.
Anti-Sumnerology and the Institutionalization of American Sociology.
Three Strands of Cooley's Sociology.
Colley's Cultural Theory.
Colley As Proto-Symbolic Interactionist.
Proto-Symbolic Interactionism and Freud..
3. Symbolic Interactionism and Psychoanalysis: Blumer's and Goffman's Extension of Mead.
Mead's Social Behaviorism and Assessment of Psychoanalysis.
Blumer's Opposition to Freud and Parsons.
Goffman's Understanding of Mental Illness.
The Implications for Goffman's Sociology.
The Interaction Order: Taxonomic Zoology.
Tensions in Goffman's Account of the Self..
4. Parson's Freud: The Convergence with Symbolic Ineractionism.
Parson's Action Theory.
The Survival Test: AGIL.
Integrating Freud into Sociological Theory.
The Empirical Demonstration: the American University..
5. Philip Rieff and the Moral Ambiguity of Freud.
Rieff's Textual Laboratory.
Rieff's Sociology of Culture: A Culture Lost.
Rieff's Sociology of Culture: A Culture Gained.
Rieff's Sociology of Culture: A Culture Imagined..
6. Sociologists as Analysts and Auto-Ethnographers: Hochschild, Chodorow, Prager, and After.
The Current Context.
Hochschild, Chodorow, and Prager.
The Analysis of Transference and MsA.
From Ethnographies of Concepts to Reflexive Ethnography.
- First book to trace systematically the relationship between key American social theorists and Freud’s psychoanalyitc ideas.
- Focuses on key social theorists and schools widely studied at Universities inside and outside the US, including Parsons, Chicago sociology, and Goffman.
- Appropriate as supplementary reading on upper-level undegraduate courses in modern social theory and social psychology