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Identity politics: So what? Psychoanalytic reflexions on identity and politics
Journal Title: PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE 
Author/s: Berthold Rothschild 
Year:  2018 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 85-94 FullText PDF:  79 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PU2018-001008
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Recent events in global and local politics have given space for a wider application of psychological terms in political analysis. More and more the term "identity politics" is used in the most varied circumstances. There is a long tradition of critical position against the widespread use of psychological and psychoanalytic terms and concepts by journalists and politicians, especially in the historical use of Erikson’s concept of identity of the late 1950s. It is argued that a loose application of the identity concept in politics is not only useless and redundant, but also harmful.
Keywords: Political psychology; Identity politics; History of critical psychoanalysis; Applied psychoanalysis; Identity

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Berthold Rothschild, Identity politics: So what? Psychoanalytic reflexions on identity and politics in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 1/2018, pp. 85-94, DOI:10.3280/PU2018-001008

   

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