From “What’s American about American Psychoanalysis (2004)” to “What’s American History and Politics Got to Do with the Emergence of the Relational Turn (2012) and on to the American Nightmare: 2017”
This article, through four sections, looks at the philosophical and social backdrop to the relational turn, the particular pressures on psychoanalysis in the Second World War and post-War years. Drawing on Gampel’s ideas of radioactive identifications, the force of political and social experience on theory and practice in psychoanalysis is considered in the current political climate.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 17, 2019