The Psychic Make-Up of the New Anthropological Type

Location

295 Lafayette St., 4174, New York + Webz
Email thusspokejeremy@gmail.com to receive a copy of the paper.

Date & Time

Nov. 6, 2016
03:00pm — 04:30pm

Free Event

Event Description

Just in time for the election, Benjamin Fong shares with the Analytic Social Psychology Workgroup a draft of his paper, “The Psychic Make-Up of the New Anthropological Type.” In The Authoritarian Personality and elsewhere—particularly his suggestive sketch on “The Problem of a New Type of Human Being”—Theodor Adorno refers to a ‘new anthropological type,’ an emergent type of human being born of the Fordist-Keynesian regime of capitalist accumulation. “In this paper,” says Dr. Fong, “I will be exploring and critiquing Adorno’s use of psychoanalysis, and specifically his use of the term ‘ego weakness,’ to characterize this new type of human being.” The paper in full will be presented at the conference on “The Authoritarian Personality Revisited,” November 12-13, at Hunter College. Email thusspokejeremy@gmail.com to receive a copy of the paper.