Issue 17: Transition: Moving to a New Era


28 June 2022

In this edition, the editors of say goodbye to their readers and collaborators and present the latest issue of our electronic publication. The legacy of this intense international collaboration, which today completes seven years of existence, leaves as its legacy a set of archives available now for research and reading on the website, and soon on the IPA and potentially other partner websites. In this farewell, you will find articles from old editions, chosen by the respective editors to represent the universe of the published themes and power and richness of current topics presented as a result of the exchange between regions. 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?
W. H. Auden and my very first intuitive grasp of psychoanalysis.
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.

         Thoughts from previous editors on

Over its seven years of existence, has been edited by an international team of editors. Our current editors give their thoughts about the ejournal in our editorial to this, our final issue. Here you can read some reflections from previous editors about the project.

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, 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.
What is’s editors share their thoughts on what the international psychoanalytic ejournal means to them.
  Responses to Covid-19
  Community Projects
  Psychoanalytic Reflections