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Psychoanalysis and Politics: Histories of Psychoanalysis under Conditions of Restricted Political Freedom

Joy Damousi and Mariano Ben Plotkin


Psychoanalysis and Politics is the collective work of an international group of scholars who are all interested in the transnational dimension of psychoanalysis. Joy Damousi and Mariano Ben Plotkin coordinated the group, and they also edited this collection. The essays in Psychoanalysis and Politics developed from a desire to analyze the possibilities for the practice of psychoanalysis under conditions of political authoritarianism and restricted political freedom in Europe and the Americas in the twentieth Century. In doing this, the repressive and emancipatory political possibilities of psyc ... More

Keywords: psychoanalysis, transnationalism, authoritarianism, Europe, Latin America, Cold War, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199744664
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744664.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joy Damousi, editor
School of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne

Mariano Ben Plotkin, editor
Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina

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