1981

Psychoanalytic Politics: Freud’s French Revolution

Sherry Turkle

Freud prophesied in 1914 that the final decisive battle’ for psychoanalysis would take place where the greatest resistance [had] been displayed.’ Wary of America’s too easy acceptance, he suspected a dilution and distortion of his most vital and therefore most unacceptable doctrines.

1980

Harpers Ferry Armory and New Technology

Merritt Roe Smith

Focusing on the day-to-day operations of the U.S. armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, from 1798 to 1861, this book shows what the “new technology” of mechanized production meant in terms of organization, management, and worker morale. A local study of much more than local significance, it highlights the major problems of technical innovation and social adaptation in antebellum America.

1980

Iran: From Religious Dispute to Revolution

Michael MJ Fischer

Unlike much of the instant analysis that appeared at the time of the Iranian revolution, Iran: From Religious Dispute to Revolution is based upon extensive fieldwork carried out in Iran.