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JournalISSN: 1088-0763

Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society 

Springer Science+Business Media
About: Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society is an academic journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Psychoanalytic theory & Politics. It has an ISSN identifier of 1088-0763. Over the lifetime, 819 publications have been published receiving 5357 citations. The journal is also known as: JPCS & Psychoanalysis, culture & society.


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TL;DR: The authors examines the way debates over the place of psychoanalysis in psychosocial studies are developing in the British academic context, from the position of sympathetic criticism both of psychoanalysis and psychosociology.
Abstract: This paper examines the way in which debates over the place of psychoanalysis in psychosocial studies are developing in the British academic context, from the position of sympathetic criticism both of psychosocial studies and of psychoanalysis. The general argument is that both these approaches have real objects of study and considerable legitimacy, and that bringing them together is in principle productive. However, the loose and sometimes pious way in which psychoanalysis has been theorized within psychosocial studies has not done favours to either approach. The paper offers a critique of psychoanalytic certainty – of the type of reading of psychoanalysis that sees it as harbouring the deep truths of human nature – and utilizes the broader concept of reflexivity to suggest that psychoanalysis' contribution might usefully become more tentative and disruptive than has so far been the case.

213 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a psychodynamic attachment to both the theories we espouse and the methods of research that we use, which are driven by anxieties that relate to us as persons and as social beings, is discussed.
Abstract: This paper seeks to show that we have a psychodynamic attachment to both the theories we espouse and the methods of research that we use, which are driven by anxieties that relate to us as persons and as social beings. In particular, the paper seeks to relate our attachment to theory to the positions we occupy in the academy and in the political world beyond the academy.

65 citations

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No. of papers from the Journal in previous years
YearPapers
202335
202265
202141
202047
201934
201836