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Ascesa e declino dell'editoria psicoanalitica americana
Author/s: Paul E. Stepansky 
Year:  2009 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  38 Pg. 9-46 FullText PDF:  175 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PU2009-001002
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The rise and fall of psichoanalytic book publishing in America - The rise and fall of psychoanalytic book publishing in America is one sign of the progressive marginalization of psychoanalysis within American mental health care. The "glory era" of psychoanalytic book publishing, roughly the quarter century following the end of World War II, is described. This was the era when psychoanalyst-authors such as Karl Menninger, Erich Fromm, Erik Erikson, and Karen Horney published books of great commercial success. Cumulative sales data of noteworthy psychoanalytic books published in the United States over the past 70 years are reported, and document the continuous decline in sales since the 1970s. In accounting for the recent acceleration of this decline, Stepansky focuses on the internal fragmentation of a once cohesive profession into rival schools with sectarian features, each committed to a self-limited reading agenda. Stepansky discusses these issues from his vantage point as Managing Director of The Analytic Press from 1984-2006. [KEY WORDS: American psychoanalysis, publishing, books, fractionation, marginalization]

Paul E. Stepansky, in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 1/2009, pp. 9-46, DOI:10.3280/PU2009-001002


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