Issues in Psychoanalysis and Anthropology
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- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 1 or Year 2
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- Term 1
The course will begin with a brief outline of psychoanalysis in relation to its social context and its proliferation into a variety of schools in different national settings. The course thus aims to acquaint students with the basic theories and contested areas within psychoanalysis itself Special attention will be paid to modifications in both the theory and technique of psychoanalysis when practiced as a therapy in non-European cultures such as India and Japan.
PrerequisitesThis course is available only to students taking the MA in Medical Anthropology
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
The learning outcomes for this course are:
- An elementary knowledge of the major schools of psychoanalysis today (Freud, Klein, Lacan, Jung).
- An exploration of the practice of psychoanalysis in non-Western countries (in particular India, Japan and South Korea).
- A self-selected study of any one area in the field of psychoanalysis.