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SOCY 5533 Social Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious of Power (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar explores social psychic repetitions at the heart of everyday life and how unconscious social forces affect the ritual organization of power, culture, and history. Inviting a dialogue between sociology and psychoanalysis, the course encourages a critical examination of suggestive social phantasms and fears, compulsive fascinations and desires, selective memories and forgettings. Intended as an advanced introduction to the theories and methods of social psychoanalysis, the seminar pays particular attention to the unconscious haunts of gendered, racialized, erotic, and class-based forms of power in a global historical context.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Stephen Pfohl

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13