Explorations in Psychoanalytic Ethnography

Explorations in Psychoanalytic Ethnography

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Whereas most anthropological research is grounded in social, cultural and biological analysis of the human condition, this volume opens up a different approach: its concerns are the psychic depths of human cultural life-worlds as explored through psycho-analytic practice and/or the psychoanalytically framed ethnographic project. In fact, some contributors here argue that the anthropological interpretation of human existence is not sustainable without psychoanalysis; others take a less extreme radical stance but still maintain that the unconscious matrix of the human psyche and of the intersubjective (social) reality of any given cultural life-world is a vital domain of anthropological and sociological inquiry and understanding.Our home was located along the border formed by the frontier between Belgium and the north of France, within a dozen kilometers of the English Channel. ... Fascinated by the diversity of cultures and the encounter with the a#39;othera#39;, I left my home country at the age of 21 for Kinshasa, the ... My studies in the field of anthropology, carried out successively at the University of Louvain (Leuven) and later at theanbsp;...

Title:Explorations in Psychoanalytic Ethnography
Author:Jadran Mimica
Publisher:Berghahn Books - 2007-05-15


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