Eli Zaretsky

Professor für Geschichte, New School for Social Research (New York)

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
Januar‒Juni und Oktober‒Dezember 2013

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»The General Crisis of the Twentieth Century«

I plan to work on the crisis of the 1930s during my stay here. I am interested in both the international aspects and the financial/economic crisis, and in their relations. Philosophically, I want to focus on the reinterpretation of liberalism that occurred in that period. Among the aspects that concern me are 1) how were the limits to the economic sphere defined? 2) what role was played by the ideas of risk and security and 3) how was the relation between the public and the private understood? ‒ I hope to continue my work on the history of psychoanalysis as well. (Eli Zaretsky)

Eli Zaretsky folgt einer Einladung von Rainer Forst (Professor für Politische Theorie an der Goethe-Universität und Sprecher des Exzellenzclusters »Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen« an der Goethe-Universität). Sein Aufenthalt wird gefördert von der Alfons und Gertrud Kassel-Stiftung.

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Eli Zaretsky

Kulturgeschichte der Moderne (Europa und USA); Geschichte der Psychologie und Psychoanalyse; Geschichte der Familie; Theorie und Geschichte des Kapitalismus

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. Why America Needs a Left. A Historical Argument, Cambridge: Polity 2012.
  2. »Beyond the Blues: Richard Wright, Psychoanalysis and the Modern Idea of Culture«, in: Joy Damousi und Mariano Plotkin (Hg.): The Transnational Unconscious , New York: Palgrave 2009.
  3. »Psychoanalysis and the Spirit of Capitalism«, in: Constellations, Bd. 15, Heft 3 (2008).
  4. Secrets of the Soul: A Social and Cultural History of Psychoanalysis, New York: Vintage 2004.
  5. »The Place of Psychoanalysis in the History of the Jews«, in: Psychoanalysis and History, Bd. 8, Heft 2 (2006).
  6. (Hg. mit William Isac Thomas und Florian Znaniecki), The Polish Peasant in Europe and America: A Classic Work in Immigration History, Urbana: University of Illinois Press 1995.
  7. Capitalism, the Family, and Personal Life, New York: Harper Collins 1976.