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Resistance and Psychoanalysis: Impossible Divisions

Simon Morgan Wortham


As calls mount for resistance to recent political events, Simon Morgan Wortham explores the political implications and complexities of a psychoanalytic conception of resistance. Through close readings of a range of authors, both within and outside of the psychoanalytic tradition, the question of the politics of psychoanalysis itself is read back into the task of thinking resistance from a psychoanalytic point of view. Simon Morgan Wortham explores what he sees as the phobic resistance at the centre of the politics of psychoanalysis, one that creates fresh possibilities for contemporary cultura ... More

Keywords: Psychoanalysis, resistance, cultural theory, phobia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474429603
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429603.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Morgan Wortham, author
Kingston University