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Ideas and identities : the life and work of Erik Erikson
Wallerstein, Robert S.
Publication Information:
Madison, Conn. : International Universities Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
xii, 411 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Chiefly papers originally presented at the symposium "Ideas and Identities" on the life and work of Erik Erikson held on January 15, 1995, at the Conference Center of the University of California, San Francisco, and sponsored by the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and Society and the San Francisco Foundation for Psychoanalysis.
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"Beautifully conceived and written, this book has succeeded in demonstrating Erikson's remarkable contributions to psychoanalysis and the social sciences. The distinguished authors of the various chapters have eloquently conveyed how Erikson approached and understood human psychosocial development and illuminate his contributions to the understanding of history, religion, and above all, to the problem of human identity. The editors are to be congratulated on the work they have created...." -- Prof. Joseph Sandler

Table of Contents

Robert S. WallersteinMarcia CavellNeil J. SmelserWalter H. CappsElizabeth Lloyd MayerRobert Jay LiftonErik H. EriksonErik H. EriksonErik H. EriksonErik H. EriksonErik H. EriksonBill ClintonStephen Seligman and Rebecca Shahmoon ShanokLawrence J. FriedmanLeo Goldberger
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
1. Erik H. Erikson, 1902-1994: Setting the Contextp. 1
2. Erik Erikson and the Temporal Mindp. 33
3. Erik Erikson as Social Scientistp. 49
4. Erik Erikson's Contribution Toward Understanding Religionp. 67
5. Erik H. Erikson on Bodies, Gender, and Developmentp. 79
6. Entering History: Erik Erikson's New Psychological Landscapep. 99
7. A Conviction Born of Judiciousness (1950)p. 115
8. The Dream Specimen of Psychoanalysis (1954)p. 121
9. The Problem of Ego Identity (1956)p. 173
10. The Nature of Clinical Evidence (1958)p. 245
11. The Galilean Sayings and the Sense of "I" (1981)p. 277
12. Letter of Condolencep. 323
13. Erikson, Our Contemporary: His Anticipation of an Intersubjective Perspectivep. 325
14. Erik H. Erikson's Critical Themes and Voices: The Task of Synthesisp. 353
15. Epiloguep. 379
Erik H. Erikson: A Bibliographyp. 385
Name Indexp. 395
Subject Indexp. 399