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    Psychoanalysis, psychosis and postmodernism

    Frosh, Stephen (1991) Psychoanalysis, psychosis and postmodernism. Human Relations 44 (1), pp. 93-104. ISSN 0018-7267.

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    Postmodernist accounts of culture have referred to psychoanalytic descriptions of psychosis to support their claim that psychosis provides a model of contemporary personal experiences. In some cases, such as "schizoanalysis," this has led to a celebration of psychosis as a revolutionary process. This article examines these claims through a reading of the descriptions of psychosis given by Lacan and Bion, and argues that while some aspects of modernity are resonant of psychotic processes, psychosis remains a pathological state.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2017 14:07
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:34


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