'Engineer of the Psyche: Myrdal's Freudian Liberalism in An American Dilemma'
2001 (English)In: International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, ISSN 0891-4486, E-ISSN 1573-3416, Vol. 14, no 3, Spring 2001, 443-464 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This essay seeks the political argument in An American Dilemma through a close reading of the chapters where Myrdal, in his social enginnering effort, combined a rudimentary psychoanalytic view of racism with a strong normative support of an American interpretation of Liberalism, expressed through the notion of an American Creed. The ambiguity of the staus of the Creed as both liberal notm and "imperative reality" for the psychoanalytic perspective will be critically discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 14, no 3, Spring 2001, 443-464 p.
Social engineering, psychoanalysis, liberalism, Gunnar Myrdal
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-42926Local ID: 69889OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-42926DiVA: diva2:263783