Tag: Psychoanalysis

Transfiguring Psychoanalysis and Culture: Review of “Psychoanalysis from the Indian Terroir: Emerging Themes in Culture, Family, and Childhood” (Edited by Manasi Kumar, Anup Dhar, and Anurag Mishra; Foreword by Erica Burman)

Book cover Psychoanalysis from the Indian Terroir. Copyright: Rowman & Littlefield. Hide Press Release (2 Less Words) Nasima Selim “What happens when psychoanalysis – born in Western Europe,…

Orkideh Behrouzan’s Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran by Dina Omar

Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran Orkideh Behrouzan Stanford University Press, 2016, 328 pages   Orkideh Behrouzan’s first ethnographic endeavor, Prozak Diaries (2016), e…

Psychoanalysis, primitivism and reality testing

I realize it is meaningless to harp on the failures of past authors, but I was still struck by this very blithe statement from a psychoanalytic scholar in…

Why to Read Winnicott after the US Election, and How by Leo Coleman

Commentary and speculation after this election have focused on voters’ motives and emotional states, and, especially in the day or two after the result, why experts didn’t know…

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Global, Local and Personal Perspective: a conference report by Elizabeth Fein

Last September, a group of scholars gathered at the State University of Rio de Janeiro for “Autism Spectrum Disorders in Global, Local and Personal Perspective: A Cross-Cultural Workshop”….

Elizabeth Lunbeck’s The Americanization of Narcissism by Jonathan Sadowsky

The The Americanization of Narcissism Harvard University Press, 2014, 384 pages. Historians have not handled psychoanalysis very well. The clumsy reductionism of much of the psychohistory movement is…