Uprooted Minds: Surviving the Politics of Terror in the Americas (Relational Perspectives Book Series v. 47)

Uprooted Minds: Surviving the Politics of Terror in the Americas (Relational Perspectives Book Series v. 47)

By: Nancy Caro Hollander (author)Hardback

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In our post-9/11 environment, our sense of relative security and stability as privileged subjects living in the heart of Empire has been profoundly shaken. Hollander explores the forces that have brought us to this critical juncture, analyzing the role played by the neoliberal economic paradigm and conservative political agenda that emerged in the West over the past four decades with devastating consequences for the hemisphere's citizens. Narrative testimonies of progressive U.S. and Latin American psychoanalysts illuminate the psychological meanings of living under authoritarian political conditions and show how a psychoanalysis "beyond the couch" contributes to social struggles on behalf of human rights and redistributive justice. By interrogating themes related to the mutual effects of social power and ideology, large group dynamics and unconscious fantasies, affects and defenses, Hollander encourages reflections about our experience as social/psychological subjects.

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About Author

Nancy Caro Hollander, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita at California State University, faculty and member of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, and is in clinical practice in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-author of Psychoanalysis, Class, and Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting (Routledge, 2006).

Contents

Scared Stiff: Social Trauma and Post-9/11 Political Culture. Political Culture and Psychoanalysis in the Southern Cone: Coming Attractions of the Dirty Wars. A Psychoanalysis for Tumultuous Times: The Psyche and Social Revolution. The Psychodynamics of State Terror. The Culture of Fear and Social Trauma. Exile: Paradoxes of Loss and Creativity. Neoliberal Democracy in Latin America: Impunity and Economic Meltdown. U.S. Neoliberal/Neoconservative Democracy: Psychoanalysis without the Couch. Impunity and Resistance: Saving Democracy in the Heart of Empire. The Future's Uprooted Minds.

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/08/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780881634907
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780881634907
  • weight: 703
  • ISBN10: 0881634905

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