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2019

Tattoos as “Symbolic Marks”*new*

17th July
by Hilda Catz, Argentine Psychoanalytic Society



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Psychoanalysis and Politics Conference 2019 *new*

17th July
Colonial Fantasies, Violent Transmission Symposium in the Swedish Psychoanalytic Association. Report by Gabi Bonwitt


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Facing up to the Risks of Climate Change

18th June
Cosimo Schinaia is a Training Analyst in the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI) and full member of the IPA.

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Psychoanalysis and Literature: Herta Müller and the European History by Radu Clit

13th June

Radu Clit, Candidate with the Paris Psychoanalytical Society has published many papers and several books, the last on Herta Müller.


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Ten Misconceptions About Addiction by José Alberto Zusman

20th May

José Alberto Zusman, Chair of the IPA Subcommittee on Addiction writes on the 10 biggest myths on addiction.




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Doing Psychoanalysis in ... Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: José Alberto Zusman

20th May

José Alberto Zusman, Chair of the IPA Subcommittee on Addiction and Member of the Society of Psychoanalysis of Rio de Janeiro (SPRJ) is interviewed by Angela Mauss-Hanke


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The Intimate, the Uncanny and the Double in the Digital World

2nd May

On the path of Be Right Back, an episode of the TV series Black Mirror created by Charlie Brooker, Vera Lamanno Adamo considers the ways we relate with death and with “life” after death through the digital world, based on Freud’s formulations of the uncanny and the double.


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On climate change denial

28th February

Sally Weintrobe is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She writes about our relationship with climate change, and how this is influenced by neoliberal culture. 


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Doing Psychoanalysis in … Buenos Aires, Argentina: Gabriela Goldstein

28th February

Gabriela Goldstein, Training Analyst and Professor of seminars in the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association, is interviewed by Angela Mauss-Hanke.


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