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The Citizen Psychoanalyst and the Psychoanalytic Social Activist

Figlio, Karl (2008) 'The Citizen Psychoanalyst and the Psychoanalytic Social Activist.' Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 13 (1). pp. 71-74. ISSN 1088-0763

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Abstract

This paper proposes a distinction between the psychoanalyst who, as a citizen, is socially active, and a psychoanalytic social activist. The former is a concerned citizen who is also a professional, while the latter understands and acts psychoanalytically in a social sphere. I suggest that the former occurs anyway, and that the latter needs to be better defined and carefully implemented. I offer a simple example.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: action; activism, groups; fundamentalism; intelligent design
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 14:36
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2012 14:36
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2006

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