Analytic Social Psychology Workshop, Autumn 2015



Date & Time

Oct. 4 —Dec. 13, 2015

Free Event

Event Description

The Analytic Social Psychology study group (ASP) began in the Fall of 2012. Our theoretical basis was Erich Fromm’s 1932 essay, written for the Frankfurt School’s Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung, “The Method and Function of Analytic Social Psychology; Notes on Psychoanalysis and Historical Materialism.” Our ambitions were publications like the Frankfurt School’s Studies on Prejudice. Our necessity came from the need to understand the ideological basis of the contemporary quietism. Given the advance of the forces of production, why don’t we all relax? What light can psychoanalytic social research shine on what holds the society together? How do institutions of domination maintain their grip? Why are we expending our human effort on something destroying us? How is domination anchored in the hearts of the dominated?

The group conducts a biweekly workshop via the interwebs. The fall calendar includes shared readings and presentations, both by members of the study group on ongoing research, as well as by visiting scholars. If you are interested in participating, please contact the organizer, Jeremy Cohan, at


  • Jeremy Cohan
  • To receive papers, email


october 4, 2015
7:00pm eastern

  • Eric Greene on
  • “Love and Violence”

october 18, 2015
1:30pm eastern

  • Greg Gabrellas presents Howard Waitzkin’s
  • The Politics of Medical Encounters
  • part 1

november 15, 2015
7:00pm eastern

  • Jeremy Cohan, Greg Gabrellas, Scott Jenkins, Lynne Layton on
  • Agendas in Analytic Social Psychology


  • Tamara Kamatović on
  • ““Farbe bekennen”: Childlike Observations and Problems of Writing in Benjamin’s Moscow Diary (1926-1927)”
  • in conjunction with Slought exhibition Straying: Diary of a Cold Universe


  • Phillip Henry on
  • “Fashioning a New Psychoanalysis: Erziehung, Authority, and the Psycho-Politics of Reconstruction”