Psychoanalysis as Social and Political Discourse in Latin America and the Caribbean

Editor : Paola Bohórquez, Editor : Verónica Garibotto

Psychoanalysis as Social and Political Discourse in Latin America and the Caribbean

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : June 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 204
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  • Catalogue No : 96629
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032209845
  • ISBN 10 : 9781032209
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This book offers a regional, intersectional, and transnational perspective of psychoanalysis in Latin America and the Caribbean that illuminates psychoanalysis's role as social and political discourse through a collection of original interventions in the fields of psychoanalysis, cultural studies, psychology, anthropology, health sciences, history, and philosophy.

The authors contribute to discussions about the applicability of psychoanalytic concepts to reading Latin American and Caribbean sociopolitical phenomona as well as how these regionally specific dimensions challenge and transform traditional psychoanalytic notions. Firstly, the book offers a regional overview of psychoanalysis as a discourse that reflects on the imbrication between the psychic and the sociopolitical. Secondly, it showcases intersectional perspectives that illuminate psychoanalysis's potentials and limitations in addressing contemporary problematics around race, gender, sexuality, and class. Finally, the book attests to the area's role in advancing psychoanalysis as a transnational discipline.

By providing both a balanced regional overview and an interdisciplinary perspective, the volume will be essential for all psychoanalysts and scholars wanting to undersrand the place of psychoanalysis in Latin American and Caribbean discourse.

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'Reading this fascinating collection, I realized that, finally, we have a book that addresses the complexities of psychoanalysis in Latin America. Focusing on the political, cultural and social specificities of the region, this is an indispensable book that, from a novel and interdisciplinary perspective, fills an important gap existing in the big narratives on psychoanalysis. Its wonderfully crafted chapters question the possibilities and limitations of a psychoanalytic approach to the Latin American multiverse reality. It will become a must read for anyone interested in psychoanalysis and in Latin American culture and politics in general.' -
Mariano Ben Plotkin, researcher at the Centro de Investigaciones Sociales (CONICET) and Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero.

'Psychoanalysis is here decolonized thanks to intense, unforgettable readings of urgent issues ranging from feminicide violence, to an impossible mourning for the desaparecidos, to melancholy and necropolitics, to decolonized clinical practice with Afro-Brazilians, to the plight of intersex and trans-transvestite children. This fiercely relevant collection shows how psychoanalysis in Latin America and the Caribbean brings about a transformation of race, class, and gender while redrawing the map of transnational psychoanalysis today.' - Patricia Gherovici, psychoanalyst and author of Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference

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