Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious

Editor : Patricia Gherovici, Editor : Christopher Christian

Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 2019
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 296
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 94065
  • ISBN 13 : 9781138346406
  • ISBN 10 : 1138346403

Also by Patricia Gherovici

Also by Christopher Christian

Paperback
£29.19
RRP : £29.99
save £0.80
In stock, despatched within 24 hours
Free delivery worldwide
Add to basket
Add to wishlist
Email

There are currently no reviews
Be the first to review

Leave a review

Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious demonstrates that psychoanalytic principles can be applied successfully in disenfranchised Latino populations, refuting the misguided idea that psychoanalysis is an expensive luxury only for the wealthy. As opposed to most Latin American countries, where psychoanalysis is seen as a practice tied to the promotion of social justice, in the United States psychoanalysis has been viewed as reserved for the well-to-do, assuming that poor people lack the sophistication that psychoanalysis requires, thus heeding invisible but no less rigid class boundaries. Challenging such discrimination, the authors testify to the efficacy of psychoanalysis in the barrios, upending the unfounded widespread belief that poor people are so consumed with the pressures of everyday survival that they only benefit from symptom-focused interventions. Sharing vivid vignettes of psychoanalytic treatments, this collection sheds light on the psychological complexities of life in the barrio that is often marked by poverty, migration, marginalization, and barriers of language, class, and race. This interdisciplinary collection features essays by distinguished international scholars and clinicians. It represents a unique crossover that will appeal to readers in clinical practice, social work, counselling, anthropology, psychology, cultural and Latino studies, queer studies, urban studies, and sociology.

About the Editor(s)

Patricia Gherovici is a psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. She is winner of the Gradiva Award and the Boyer Prize, and author of Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (2010).

More titles by Patricia Gherovici

Christopher Christian, PhD, is member, Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies; graduate of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), New York; assistant professor of psychology, New School for Social Research; and director of the New School/Beth Israel Center for Clinical Training and Research at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He has a private practice in Manhattan.

More titles by Christopher Christian

Customer Reviews

Our customers have not yet reviewed this title. Be the first add your own review for this title.

You may also like

Bion in New York and Sao Paulo: And Three Tavistock Seminars

Bion in New York and Sao Paulo: And Three Tavistock Seminars

Wilfred R. Bion

Price £22.49

save £2.50

The Clinic of Donald W. Winnicott

The Clinic of Donald W. Winnicott

Laura Dethiville

Price £24.76

save £3.23

Reading Bion

Reading Bion

Rudi Vermote

Price £29.19

save £0.80

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates