The approach psychoanalysis takes to mental illness is to listen to the patient and try to understand the structure of his symptoms and the origin of these symptoms in repressed or disavowed desires. Despite obvious differences—the psychoanalyst is responding to an individual patient who came to him for alleviation of personal suffering; the anthropologist is trying to understand Skip to main content Skip to table of contents. Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology Edition. Contents Search.
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Ewing, K. Clinical psychoanalysis as an ethnographic tool. Ethos , 15 , 16— CrossRef Google Scholar. Is psychoanalysis relevant for anthropology? The structure of the book, clearly outlined in the introductions by Wesley Shumar and Molino, and in the afterword by Waud Krake and Lucia Villela, unfolds through interview-conversations conducted by Molino with scholars and researchers who have made important contributions to the dialogue between anthropology and psychoanalysis.
Both the choice of the title and the style of the dialogic exchange are significant. The conversation-dialogue, in fact, creates a position of tolerance: one that opens up an array of visions and viewpoints in what proves to be a collective, multi-vocal search for new forms of understanding. The interview-dialogues center on the themes put forth in the title.
If culture is used in its broad, peculiarly anthropological meaning, the term psyche belongs more to the sphere of psychoanalysis and unconscious processes, while subject appears instead as an intermediate term, always hanging in the balance in the dialectic of modern and postmodern, always constructed even excessively , deconstructed, if not reconstructed or redefined.
The book reveals connections between theories which are not always explicit, given the fact that interdisciplinary research between the two fields has tended to be undermined by important limits and misunderstandings. In particular, anthropologists have often limited their attention to Freud, while psychoanalysts have reductively used the anthropological paradigms of only a few fundamental authors.
In the prologue to the book, anthropologist Wesley Shumar indicates how Molino draws attention to key points of contact between the two disciplines in his conversations with scholars who have instead attempted to go beyond such a reductive approach: Indeed, there is a tremendous range of unrecognized material in contemporary psychoanalysis, and it is one of the merits of Culture, Subject, Psyche to bring some of it out of the shadows and to the attention of anthropologists and cultural theorists working today.
In doing so, the dialogues in this book provide us, as social scientists, with an invaluable resource to make better sense of the complex relationships between individuals and the social contexts in which we all live, work and love p. All these authors, as practicing anthropologists, enjoy an intense relationship with psychoanalysis; Ewing, moreover, even underwent analytic training.
Taken together, they refer to a complex network of relations between different and contiguous cultural traditions. In fact, in the analysis of individual-group-society relations, these scholars all assert the importance of unconscious elements of symbolism, as well as the multiple levels of emotional and affective contagion inherent in fieldwork that is, by definition, intersubjective.
The transferential and countertransferential situation is far, however, from being confined to psychotherapy. It also exists in the relationship that anthropology establishes with people in the societies it studies. In these ways, Devereux places psychoanalysis at the very heart of anthropology.