The Society for Psychoanalytic Inquiry (SPI) invites members and fellow travelers to its biannual summit in New York City to develop a Political Freud that might investigate and effectively point toward ways of overcoming the new waves of barbarism. Building on a half-decade of discussion and debate on the methods of analytic social psychology, the summit will work two angles. First, we will investigate the contemporary relevance of an old suspect: the culture industry and its mix of unconscious manipulation and political passivity. Second, we will discuss moments in the history of “Political Freud”— experiments in combining acute psychological awareness with political radicalism. We will bring together a collection of untimely conceptual operations, from the critique of the commodity form to the psychoanalysis of fascist propaganda, in an attempt to make sense of the present. We call this commodity psychoanalysis. Please join us.
- Register through this link.
- Find the preparatory materials on our library page.