Katja Guenther

Katja Guenther is the author of 'The Mirror and the Mind: A History of Self-Recognition in the Human Sciences' (Princeton, 2022), and 'Localization and Its Discontents: A Genealogy of Psychoanalysis and the Neuro Disciplines' (Chicago, 2015). She is Professor of History at Princeton University, and was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2022.

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Via media: power and ideology in tele-therapy

Via media: power and ideology in tele-therapy


The Distance Cure and The Doctor Who Wasn’t There are political books about medical media. Zeavin offers illuminating analyses of a range of distant psychotherapies: epistolary analysis, telephonic church services, suicide crisis telephone hotlines, computer-based therapies, and e-therapy (what Zeavin calls “therapeutic written speech”). For her, the media involved in these therapies are “active metaphors […]