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    Rethinking psychoanalysis in the psychosocial

    Frosh, Stephen (2018) Rethinking psychoanalysis in the psychosocial. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 23 (1), pp. 5-14. ISSN 1088-0763.

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    Psychoanalysis has a central yet contested position in the emergence of psychosocial studies as a new ‘transdisciplinary’ space. Psychoanalysis potentially offers a vocabulary and practice of crossing boundaries that seems to be at one with the psychosocial project of understanding psychic and social processes ‘as always implicated in each other, as mutually constitutive, co-produced, or abstracted levels of a single dialectical process.’ The intersection ‘psychoanalysis, culture, society’, with its promise of an explicit engagement with social, political and ethical relations, and its traversing of disciplinary boundaries across the arts, humanities and social sciences, should therefore be crucial for the psychosocial project. This paper will consider where we are with ‘psychoanalysis, culture and society’ in relation to the ‘psychosocial’ – and what this means for a world much in need of more fluid, trans/disruptive boundaries.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): psychosocial studies, psychoanalysis, culture, society
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Stephen Frosh
    Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 09:12
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:34


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