How did we get here and why? Exploring the overlaps between psychoanalysis and Anthropology

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British Psychoanalytical Society (incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)

17 November 2023

Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Price: Standard: £30 Concession: £20


In their two new memoirs*, Mike Brearley and Hugh Brody have written about the unexpected but intensely absorbing directions their lives have taken. In their conversation about these books, they will share memories that link the personal with the professional. They will also explore some of the fascinating bridges across seemingly wide intellectual divides: both anthropologist and psychoanalyst are participant observers, intensely engaged with the other but also capable of detachment. Both are on the edge looking into the culture or the patient. Both aim to combat tendencies to assume that the practitioner, by virtue of their training, automatically achieves a dispassionate neutrality. These and other zones of overlap between their different but parallel ways of working and understanding the world will guide their conversation.

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