Psychopolitics

The intersection between the personal and the political often takes a conceptual route through the ‘psy complex’ – the dense increasingly globalised network of theories and practices that define and regulate how individuals think and feel – and so it is all the more necessary today to affirm alternatives to such psychologisation. This FIIMG psychopolitics project is designed to combat the mainstream elements of the psy complex – that is, medical psychiatry, adaptive psychology, anaesthetising psychotherapy and reductive psychoanalysis – and to explore how an authentically radical psycho-political approach informed by feminist and Marxist and other liberation movements can keep space open for personal action alongside and intermeshed with political resistance.

 

Free Associations in Psychoanalysis, one of its Red Threads

Psychoanalysis: Critical Psychology for Liberation Movements