Melanie Klein and Critical Social Theory
An Account of Politics, Art, and Reason Based on Her Psychoanalytic Theory
Imprint: Yale University Press
In this thoughtful and lucid book, C. Fred Alford shows how the psychoanalytic theory of Melanie Klein can be extended to groups and culture and thus can illuminate issues of social theory and moral philosophy of the sort considered by the Frankfurt School. He then applies this expanded theory to the politics of large groups, the appeal of works of art, and the psychological sources of reason.