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         Issue 16: Fake News


1 April 2022

As a translation of the expression ‘fake news,’ on October 4th, 2018 the Commission for the Enrichment of the French Language opted for the word ‘infox,’ a neologism juxtaposing the words ‘information’ and ‘intoxication,’ a quite fitting contraction of the two words given that if ‘fake news’ has always been around, it currently pervades the social field. To what do we owe this growth? This is what Issue 16 of Psychoanalysis.today, the final thematic issue of our online review, proposes to examine. A closing number will reprint the articles which have left their mark on the journal. And this is not fake news! More

Dr. Leopold Nosek
Requiem for a Utopia
In this reflection on the penetration of analysis by the Zeitgeist, the author differentiates internationalism from globalisation, and sees the end of this journal as a symptom of current times.
Reflections on racism and belonging in South Africa.
The aim of prophylactic psychoanalysis is maintaining the continuity of the setting in the midst of these deeply unsettling times. How do the changes affect both partners of the Freudian Pair?
Psychoanalysis in India frequently demands commitment to social justice. Often, analysis will be incomplete if it avoids caste as the scourge at the heart of the Indian unconscious.
Dr. André Beetschen
What can a psychoanalytic approach to identity shed light on when it presents itself today as a social and political concern, the source of violent confrontations?
A synthesis of ideas that subserve psychical transfer, transgenerational transmission of destructive aggression follows that of Gaston Bachelard to this effect: synthesis is transformation.
Dr. Leonardo Peskin
Why Violence
The deceitful invention of serious affronts suffered in the hands of "the others" justifies breaking the rules and creating exceptions to restore an alleged order.
Those who consult with (or, more likely, are referred to) an analyst do so because they are experiencing pain, and they demand that this pain be relieved or transformed.
Issue 17 (13): Adrienne E. Harris & Sverre Varvin interview

For our issue on Psychoanalysis and the Community, which looks at the ways in which psychoanalysis enters the world, Psychoanalysis.today editor Dr Adrienne E. Harris interviewed Dr Sverre Varvin, private analyst, professor at the Oslo Metropolitan University and chair of the European Psychoanalytic Federation’s Working Group on Trauma. They discussed the very particular trauma experienced by migrants and refugees, its long-term impact on body and mind, and ways in which healing can start to take place.
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