The Cambridge Companion to Jung by (Editor), Terence Dawson
Cambridge University Press, 08 June 2008
Paperback, 380 pages
This second edition represents a wide-ranging critical introduction to the psychology of Carl Jung, one of the founders of psychoanalysis. Including two new essays and thorough revisions of most of the original chapters, it constitutes a radical assessment of his legacy. Andrew Samuels' introduction succinctly articulates the challenges facing the Jungian community. The fifteen essays set Jung in the context of his own time, outline the current practice and theory of Jungian psychology and show how Jungians continue to question and evolve his thinking and apply it to aspects of modern culture and psychoanalysis. The volume includes a full chronology of Jung's life and work, extensively revised and up to date bibliographies, a case study and a glossary. It is an indispensable reference tool for both students and specialists, written by an international team of Jungian analysts and scholars from various disciplines.
"The backgrounds of the essayists are diverse, as are their views regarding Carl Jung and his work...Young-Eisendrath's essay on Jung and Buddhism is invaluable, as is Dawson's on literary criticism. Summing up: Recommended."
- J. Bailey, Choice
The second edition of this contributory volume examines Jung's life and work, extensively revised and updated.
From the Back Cover
This Companion sets Jung in the context of his own time, outlines the current practice and theory of Jungian psychology, and shows how Jungians continue to question and evolve his thinking to fit the post- modern, multi-cultural world of contemporary psychoanalysis.
About the Author
Polly Young-Eisendrath is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Vermont.
Terence Dawson is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the National University of Singapore.