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Gratitude and leave-taking: Editorial reflections, 2003-2017

Layton, Lynne and Redman, Peter (2017). Gratitude and leave-taking: Editorial reflections, 2003-2017. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 22(4) pp. 347–363.

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In this article we reflect on our time as editors of Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. The article reviews some of the journal’s major contributions to psychoanalytic understanding of social and political problems; considers whether or not we are entering a post-neoliberal world; and discusses some of the challenges faced by PCS given the marginal status of psychoanalysis in the wider culture, the journal's emphasis on interdisciplinarity, and its commitment to providing a space for multiple psychoanalytic voices. The article’s later sections consider some of the areas that remain underdeveloped in the journal’s coverage. In particular, they explore the challenging task of specifying whether or not social entities, as opposed to individuals, can be said to have properties that are unconscious in the psychoanalytic sense.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
ISSN: 1543-3390
Keywords: Psychoanalysis Culture & Society; neoliberalism; status of psychoanalysis; interdisciplinarity; unconscious dimensions of the social world
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 52704
Depositing User: Peter Redman
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2017 15:53
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 19:01
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