The extensions of psychoanalysis: colonialism, post-colonialism and hospitality

Borossa, Julia (2012) The extensions of psychoanalysis: colonialism, post-colonialism and hospitality. In: Psychoanalysis and politics: exclusion and the politics of representation. Auestad, Lene, ed. Karnac Books, London, pp. 227-243. ISBN 9781780490076

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Using a theoretical framework informed by post-colonial theory and psychoanalysis, this essay addresses the vicissitudes of the deployment of psychoanalysis beyond a Western context. Who or what may be marginalised within the international psychoanalytic movement and why? What are the limits of the hospitality of psychoanalysis? To illustrate these concerns, the essay turns to the figure of the psychoanalyst Masud Khan. His life and transgressive career, as well as the stories generated around him, are used to raise the question of psychoanlaysis' theoretical resistance in allowing a space for racial or cultural difference.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Centre for Psychoanalysis
Item ID: 9360
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Depositing User: Julia Borossa
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2012 11:33
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:24

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