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Post-Psychoanalysis Part 2: Political Resistance

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Political Resistance:

Activists have a word for the damage that political organising can do to someone’s psychic state: they call it “burnout”. But there have also been those who argue that, far from being the cause of psychic distress, fighting for political emancipation is the only possible therapy for the pathologies inflicted by global inequalities of power. Despite an explosion of experimental forms of psychoanalysis in the middle of the 20th Century that aimed to deal with the implications of psychoanalytic techniques on the possibility of political resistance, today there is relatively little awareness of these issues. Who does psychoanalysis help? How does psychoanalytic theory account for the prevalence of particular pathologies among certain demographic or social groups? Are the structures of the psychoanalytic session designed to support, or to supress political unrest? Join us at 3pm on Sunday 4th February for an afternoon of presentations and discussion in which these questions will be explored.

This event is the second in the Site's Post-Psychoanalysis series, it follows an event on Ecology (18.01.18) and comes before an event on Sorcery & Trance (22.02.18)

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Anthony Faramelli is a Lecturer at both Brighton University and Kingston University. He also works as a mental health support worker. His work focuses on philosophies of resistance, group analysis, postcolonial theory and Institutional Psychotherapy, specifically the work of Fanon and Guattari. His forthcoming book is titled Revolution, Resistance and Fascism: Zapatismo and Assemblage Politics.

Sally Sales has been a psychotherapist for over 25 years and has a background in both humanistic and psychoanalytic therapy. She is currently a visiting research fellow at the University of West of England, undertaking two research projects around class. The first, which will be published as a book later in 2018, explores the relationship between psychoanalysis and working-class experience, while the second assesses the role of class in the formation of both parenting and identity in adoptive family life. Sally previously coordinated The SITE’s UKCP registered training in London, before setting up the SITE’s ‘sister’ training in Truro, Cornwall.

Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed is a philosopher of psychiatry interested in the boundaries of illness, the diagnostic process in psychiatry, empathy and understanding in 'schizophrenia', and the phenomenology of delusions and hallucinations. His most recent work examines aspects of the philosophy and politics of identity and recognition in light of contemporary mental health activism such as Mad Pride. This research is coming out in his book Madness and the Demand for Recognition. He currently works as a Wellcome ISSF Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London. Mohammed is also a medical doctor with training in psychiatry.

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