Upcoming Courses & Events
Socio-political realities, such as the divisions by race, nationalism, or gender, are maintained by engaging us all in states of enchantment/trance. What does psychoanalysis have to say about the way ideology inscribes us? Following her long empirical and clinical work with people suffering with dissociation and depersonalization, Dr. Guralnik will propose that the intimate link between culture and the subject is not necessarily mediated by the Oedipal crisis or the internalization of the Law of the Father, but through spell states and dissociative mechanisms. This claim has broad clinical implications.