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25 October 2009
9.30 am - 5.00 pm

Class and Psychoanalysis

A day conference organised by Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and The Freud Museum

Sunday 25 October 2009 9.30am-5pm  -  University College London, Gower Street WC1

This inter-disciplinary conference will investigate how the subtle effects of 'class' enter the therapeutic relationship and asks whether analytic theory itself has been immune from the impact of class. Is there a 'class identity' that affects the lives of patients, and how are we all shaped by the traumatic histories of class and class conflict? For psychoanalytic psychotherapy, is 'class' the 'return of the repressed'?

KEYNOTE LECTURES

Jeffrey Weeks
AN 'UNTENABLE ILLUSION'? THE PROBLEMATIC MARRIAGE OF FREUD AND MARX

Stephen Frosh
WHERE DID CLASS GO? PSYCHOANALYSIS AND SOCIAL IDENTITIES


PLENARY TALKS

Keith Armitage
YOUNG MIDDLE CLASS AND BLACK

Paul Gurney
THE ACC(id)ENTAL TOURIST: EXPLORING THE TRIBAL AREAS BETWEN CLASS AND RACE

Kirsty Hall
THE TWO CULTURES OF THERAPY

Alan Pope
ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL: REVISITING 'THE USES OF LITERACY'

Sally Sales
THE MAKING OF DOCILE WORKING CLASS SUBJECTS:
C.B.T., CLASS AND THE FAILURES OF PSYCHOANALYSIS

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